Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for ban on anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy on 3 April issued the following statement:  “Eve...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for national export ban on sodium thiopental

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Following the execution of 46-year-old William Glenn Boyd last Thursday by lethal injection, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, today (1 April) issued the following statement:

Foreign Minister Westerwelle greatly concerned at arrest of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Apr 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

Speaking about the arrest by Chinese security forces in Beijing of renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (4 April):     “I...

Minister of State Hoyer on new threat scenarios and networked security

Apr 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

– invitation to opening speech There are various threats to our security: cyber attacks, international terrorism, endangered energy security, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, climate change...

Minister of State Pieper concerned over situation in Zimbabwe

Apr 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

Minister of State Cornelia Pieper issued the following statement on 1 April on the increasingly tense domestic situation in Zimbabwe:     “Domestic tensions in Zimbabwe have risen considerably of lat...