Press releases

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the occasion of Human Rights Day

Dec 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement to mark Human Rights Day: “The protection of human rights is a key concern of German foreign policy. This year’s seismic even...

Press release: Human Rights Day

Dec 9, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the “Human Rights Day” (10 December) Ambassador Wittig issues the following statement: „More than 60 years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights continues t...

Eritrea: Text of Resolution 2023 (2011) as adopted by the Security council

Dec 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Recalling its previous resolutions and statements of its President concerning the situation in Somalia and the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, in particu...

Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn

Dec 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Your Highnesses, Sehr geehrte Frau Bundeskanzlerin, Excellencies, distinguished collegues, Dear Zalmay Rassoul,   it is a great plea...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle to the German Bundestag on extending Germany’s involvement in Operation Active Endeavour

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

-- Translation of advance text -- Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, We turn now to another mandate – and it’s a difficult one; I want to say that straight off. It was after we had j...