Press releases

Declaration on AIDS by Young People for the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS

Jun 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

In June of 2001, the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on AIDS drew attention to the intensifying HIV/AIDS crisis. In the Declaration of Commitment adopted at this meeting and the subsequent resolution adopted at the 2006 United Nations High Level Review Meeting on AIDS, governments made significant statements and commitments to address the epidemic, including targets that were specific to young people.  

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for a “strong signal” to Syria from the UN Security Council

Jun 9, 2011 | GermanyUN

Yesterday, together with the United Kingdom, France, and Portugal, Germany put forward a draft for a resolution of the UN Security Council concerning the situation in Syria. Intensive consultations ab...

Security Council team led by Ambassador Wittig urges greater protection

Jun 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

A Security Council delegation today reiterated its calls for better protection of children and other civilians in Afghanistan who are caught in conflict, as the United Nations body prepares to take to...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle expresses thanks for report by UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry into Libya

Jun 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

The UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into Libya has published its first report on its investigations into the human rights situation in Libya. The report is based on the findings of the C...

UN Security Council in June

Jun 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

June 2011 will be an especially busy month for Germany in the Security Council. A whole series of conflict regions such as North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa will once again be on the agenda. In addition, the Federal Foreign Office and Germany’s Mission to the United Nations are heavily involved in preparing for the German Security Council Presidency in July 2011.