Press releases

Speech by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle to the German Bundestag on the Afghanistan AWACS mission

Mar 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, Colleagues, On 17 March the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973. Following the decision in New York, it is valid, binding international law. ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle extremely concerned as situation in Yemen escalates

Mar 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in Yemen is continuing to worsen. President Saleh has declared a state of emergency and dismissed his cabinet, the political and military leadership is increasingly fragmented, and the l...

German Development Policy at a glance

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

German Development Policy at a glance

Ambassador Berger on occasion of book launchings: "Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security"

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The three volumes are not only valuable handbooks with a lot of expertise. But they are also remarkable because of two characteristics: First it deals with the whole range of issues covering the current discussion on environmental challenges: climate change, food security, desertification, water management, health, disaster resilience. And it does not stop at elaborating the challenges from a scientific point of view: it develops strategies for the international community to cope with these challenges.  That is what makes this book so extremely valuable.

Federal Foreign Office increases humanitarian aid for Ivorian refugees by 500,000 euro

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office is channelling an additional 500,000 euro to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to fund emergency aid for refugees who have fled to Libe...