Press releases

Federal Minister Westerwelle welcomes the forthcoming initial transfer of security responsibility in Afghanistan

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today (22 March), Afghan President Hamid Karzai named the first regions in which responsibility for security is to be transferred from the international community to the Afghan Government. Three provi...

UNAMA Draft Resolution S/2011/147

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Recalling its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular its resolution 1917 (2010) extending through 23 March 2011 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as established by resolution 1662 (2006), and recalling also the report of the Security Council mission to Afghanistan, 21 to 24 June 2010 (S/2010/564),

Policy Statement by Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle in the German Bundestag on the watershed events in the Arab world

Mar 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, North Africa and the Arab world have reached a turning-point in their history. The freedom movement that began as the Jasmine Revolution on the streets of Tunisia ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle and UN Special Representative agree on protection of children in armed conflicts

Mar 17, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle met yesterday (16 March) in Berlin with Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the UN General Secretary, for an exchange of opinions. The topics discussed...