Press releases

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2015 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christopher Strässer, issued the following statement on 20 June on World Refugee Day and...

Press Release: Minister of State Böhmer on the situation in Yemen

Jun 19, 2015 | GermanyUN

On 19 June Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and acting Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, issued the following statement on the latest terrorist attacks and the...

Side Event: Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Thoms presenting the "Me/We Syria project"

Jun 18, 2015 | GermanyUN

Dear Ambassador Hmoud, Distinguished Panelists, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like to warmly welcome you to the German Mission to the United Nations! Thank you very much for being here with us ...

German Bundestag: Speech by State Minister Dr. Maria Böhmer on safeguarding UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Jun 18, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Fellow members of this House, Bamyan, Timbuktu, Mosul, Nimrud, Ninawa, Hatra, Palmyra, Sana’a. Once proud cultural sites – now the scenes of horrific events. Time and again, we find ou...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Libyan peace talks

Jun 17, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin on the Libyan peace talks:  If what we are hearing from the field is accurate then we have taken an important step forward with th...