Press releases

Remarks to the UN press corps by Ambassador Wittig after today's Security Council consultations on Libya:

Apr 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

There was a resolution presented, a draft, by Lebanon and by the UK. We had a good discussion and there was a sense of urgency that penetratedall the interventions.

The German Government supports democratic change in Egypt – Tahrir-Lounge opens in Cairo

Apr 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today (7 April) the Goethe-Insitut Cairo is opening the so-called “Tahrir-Lounge” on its premises. In the heart of Cairo, a forum is available to those who played a significant role in setting the dem...

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomes decision to investigate human rights violations and democratic deficits in Belarus

Apr 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle spoke on the phone this afternoon to his Lithuanian counterpart, Audronius Ažubalis, who is currently also OSCE Chairman-in-Office. They discussed today’s invocation of th...

Federal Foreign Office increases emergency aid for Côte d’Ivoire

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Given the dramatic humanitarian situation in Côte d’Ivoire, the Federal Foreign Office has been instructed by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle to increase its emergency aid by one million eu...

Human Rights Commissioner outraged at lengthening of prison sentences for Bahá’í leaders in Iran

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Seven former leaders of the Bahá’í religious community in Iran were initially sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment in August 2010. A later decision by the court of appeal to reduce the sentence to ...