Press releases

Press Statement by the Security Council on the Central African Republic

Jul 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

The members of the Council acknowledge the efforts made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the authorities of the Central African Republic to organize peaceful presidential and legislative elections. They note that the near absence of a political opposition in the democratic institutions of the Central African Republic since the elections may constitute a considerable challenge to the process of national reconciliation and nation building.

Text of Resolution 1995 (2011) on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Taking note of the letter to the President of the Council from the Secretary-General dated 20 May 2011 (S/2011/329), attaching a letter from the President of the Inte...

Press conference by Ambassador Peter Wittig, Chair of the Security Council, presenting the program of work for the month of July

Jul 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim transcript) New York, July 5, 2011   Thank you for your interest. I see you have the programme of the Council for the month of July in front of you.   Let me try and lead you thr...

German Presidency - UN Security Council in July

Jul 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany has taken over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in what will be an eventful month. Alongside the changes sweeping the Arab world, work will focus primarily on South Sudan’s imminent declaration of independence. Speaking on the eve of Germany’s month as President, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, “The architecture of the world is undergoing dramatic changes – and this has to be reflected in the work of the United Nations.”

UN Press Release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for stepped-up action against attackers of children in armed conflicts

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & United Nations

“Beyond naming and shaming, we have a further tool we can consider employing to safeguard schools and hospitals in conflict,” said Mr. Ban at a panel discussion organized by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Germany’s Ambassador to the UN, Peter Wittig, ahead of next month’s general debate on the issue in the Security Council.