Press releases

Press conference by Ambassador Peter Wittig, Chair of the Security Council, presenting the program of work for the month of July

Jul 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim transcript) New York, July 5, 2011   Thank you for your interest. I see you have the programme of the Council for the month of July in front of you.   Let me try and lead you thr...

German Presidency - UN Security Council in July

Jul 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany has taken over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in what will be an eventful month. Alongside the changes sweeping the Arab world, work will focus primarily on South Sudan’s imminent declaration of independence. Speaking on the eve of Germany’s month as President, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, “The architecture of the world is undergoing dramatic changes – and this has to be reflected in the work of the United Nations.”

UN Press Release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for stepped-up action against attackers of children in armed conflicts

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & United Nations

“Beyond naming and shaming, we have a further tool we can consider employing to safeguard schools and hospitals in conflict,” said Mr. Ban at a panel discussion organized by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Germany’s Ambassador to the UN, Peter Wittig, ahead of next month’s general debate on the issue in the Security Council.

Text of Resolution 1994 (2011) on UNDOF as adopted by the Security Council

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Noting with concern that the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the...

Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

Jun 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig together with Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, cordially invite to a meeting on Children and Armed Conflict...