Press releases

Appointment of Bernward Geier as German NGO Coordinator of 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Apr 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Bernward Geier was unanimously selected to serve as Coordinator of the German NGO Focal Group. Mr. Geier’s nomination was put forward by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the organic world umbrella organization based in Bonn, where he had previously served as director for 18 years.

Factsheet: United Nation Security Council Resolution 1540(2004)

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

Resolution 1540 (2004) is a decision of the Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter affirming that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security. The resolution is significant as a binding instrument to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery with respect to the activities of non-State actors.

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig after the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as delivered) This was the first time that the Council pondered about the situation in Yemen. It's a first - that's a progress. We heard a briefing by the Secretariat, we expressed concern about t...

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig ahead of the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as delivered) We follow the situation in Yemen with great concern. We welcome the opportunity to hear a briefing on Yemen today in the Council and we suppose we will have a discussion on it. It is...

Federal Government increases humanitarian aid for Libya Civilian population suffering in Misrata

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has taken the decision to increase humanitarian aid for Libya by approximately 2 million euro, bringing the total amount spent to date for humanitarian aid...