Press releases

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen on the completion of the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in Germany

May 4, 2015 | GermanyUN

In January 2014, in response to a request from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the German Government agreed to assist in the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. O...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the new UN Special Envoy for Yemen

Apr 26, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave the following statement on 26 April on the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the new United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen:  I welcome the fact that with Is...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on "The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace"

Apr 23, 2015 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) Thank you Mr. President. Germany fully aligns itself with the statement of the European Union. In addition, allow me to add some remarks in my national capacity. We are grateful...