Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner calls for freedom of the media in Syria

Feb 22, 2012 | GermanyUN

On 20 February Syrian journalists inside Syria and abroad established the independent Syrian Journalists Association (SJA).

Germany funds emergency aid project for people in Syria

Feb 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government is providing around 300,000 euro to support an emergency aid project run by the German Red Cross in cooperation with the Syrian Red Crescent to alleviate the suffering of the people in Syria.

General Assembly: Text of the Draft Resolution on Syria A/66/L.36

Feb 16, 2012 | GermanyUN

  The General Assembly,         Recalling its resolution 66/176 of 19 December 2011, as well as Human Rights Council resolutions S/16-1, S/17-1 and S/18-1,         Expressing grave concern at the de...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes the Arab League’s decisions regarding the situation in Syria.

Feb 13, 2012 | GermanyUN

In view of the continuing devastating situation in Syria, it is good that the Arab League is taking an active and leading role in efforts to resolve the Syria crisis.

12 February 2012: 10 years Red Hand Day – A Worldwide Initiative to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Feb 12, 2012 | GermanyUN

For many children, a peaceful childhood is only a dream. Children are even used as soldiers in armed conflicts in many regions of the world. Each year on 12 February, Red Hand Day raises awareness abo...