Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes clear stance of Human Rights Council on Libya

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Human Rights Council in Geneva addressed the human rights situation in Libya in a special session on (25 February). At the special session, the Human Rights Council adopted unanimously – and thus ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN sanctions against Libyan leadership

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

During last night the UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose comprehensive sanctions on the Libyan leadership around Muammar Gaddafi. These include an asset freeze and travel bans. In additio...

Remarks by Ambassador Wittig to the UN Press Corps on Libya

Feb 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

W: Violence against civilians and represssion of peaceful demonstrators just has to stop. Apparently the regime in Tripoli did not heed the call of the Security Council that we made on Tuesday. So we ...

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Amos on first visit to Berlin

Feb 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

On her first visit to Berlin since taking up her new post, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos today (23 February) had a meeting with Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Hu...

Remarks by Ambassador Wittig to the UN Press Corps on Libya

Feb 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

W: The violence by the Libyan security forces against peaceful demonstrators is really shocking. It has regional and international implications, so that is why we think it's a case for the Security Co...