Press releases

Security Council Presidential Statement on the admission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations

Jul 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

“The Security Council has decided to recommend to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted as a Member of the United Nations.

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the adoption of the Resolution on Children in Armed Conflict in the Security Council

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim statement) "Ladies and gentlemen, we just adopted Resolution 1998 for a better protection of children in armed conflicts. Let me thank my colleagues and other distinguished participa...

Security Council Press Statement on embassy attacks in Damascus

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the attacks against embassies in Damascus, which have resulted in damage to embassy premises and injuries to diplomatic personnel.

Text of Resolution 1998 (2011) on Children in Armed Conflict as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Calling on all parties to armed conflicts to comply strictly with the obligations applicable to them under international law for the protection of children in armed conflict, including those contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocol on the involvement of Children in armed conflict,  as well as the Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977