Press releases

Message from Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid ul Fitr) at the end of Ramadan

Aug 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

Message from Federal Foreign Minister Dr Guido Westerwelle on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid ul Fitr) at the end of Ramadan on 30 August 2011   I wish a blessed Eid ul Fitr to all peo...

Your vote for the logo, your vote for human rights!

Aug 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

15,375 logo suggestions from over 190 countries – that is the result of the submission phase of the global online competition “A Logo for Human Rights.”

Press Conference with Ambassador Berger: 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Aug 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

The 64th Annual United Nations DPI / NGO Conference "Sustainable Societies / Responsive Citizens" will be held in Bonn / Germany from 3-5 September. Organizers have received registrations of far more than 2000 participants who will come together in Bonn to discuss sustainable development and volunteerism.

“Germany in the United Nations” to be the focus of the Ambassadors Conference at the Federal Foreign Office

Aug 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Guido Westerwelle will be hosting the tenth Conference of the Heads of German Missions from 29 August to 1 September at the Federal Foreign Office. The focus of this year’...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes Resolution on Syria by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Also: Text of the Resolution

Aug 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

Reaffirming that all States Members of the United Nations should refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations, 1. Strongly condemns the continued grave and systematic human rights violations by the Syrian authorities, such as arbitrary executions, excessive use of force and the killing and persecution of protesters and human rights defenders, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment of detainees, also of children;