Press releases

German Government increases humanitarian aid to countries in the Horn of Africa

Aug 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Every day thousands of people from Somalia arrive at the refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia seeking food and water to escape the drought. In many of these camps the humanitarian situation is truly dreadful. The German Government is sending a team from the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) to the region to help build refugee camps in Ethiopia.

Federal Minister Westerwelle grieved by helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Aug 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

Responding to the helicopter crash which occurred in the Afghan province of Wardak, near Kabul, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (6 August):

Martin Kobler appointed UN Special Representative for Iraq and head of UNAMI

Aug 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Secretary-General today (5 August) appointed the German diplomat and former deputy head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Martin Kobler as Special Representative for Iraq and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle proposes appointment of a United Nations special envoy for Syria

Aug 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Security Council's Presidential Statement is an important step in the right direction. All members of the Security Council agree that the Syrian Government is responsible for massive human rights violations. The common language adopted by the world community sends a clear signal to Damascus.

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN Security Council consensus on Syria

Aug 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

Through the United Nations Security Council, the international community has send an important message to the Syrian Government, by condemning the continuing violence against its own people and demanding an immediate end to the bloodshed.