Press releases

Press Release: Germany supports International Emergency Response with 16 million Euros

Jan 17, 2012 | GermanyUN

The German government decided to support the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) with  15 million Euro (approx. 19 million US$) for 2012, thus increasing the German contribution by 2...

Federal Minister Westerwelle condemns attacks in Nigeria and Afghanistan

Dec 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on 25 December2011 issued the following statement on the terror attacks in Madalla and Jos in Nigeria and Taloqan in Afghanistan:

"Ownership and Partnership – a New Way Forward for Afghanistan"

Dec 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Ten days ago in Bonn Afghanistan and the international community sealed a new partnership, a partnership pointing the way forward for a sovereign Afghanistan in the years beyond 2014. Despite a series of appalling attacks designed to derail the process, the transfer of responsibility for security to Afghan hands has now started.

Germany welcomes creation of an International Day of the Girl Child

Dec 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Yesterday (19 December) the United Nations General Assembly announced the creation of the International Day of the Girl Child, an endeavour actively supported by the German Government. Markus Löning,...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Syria will be judged by its actions

Dec 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

After the signing yesterday of a protocol on the deployment of an Arab League observer mission to Syria and the condemnation by the UN General Assembly of the human rights violations committed in that...