Press releases

Federal Minister Westerwelle on need to prevent violence escalating in the Sudan

May 24, 2011 | GermanyUn

Speaking on the margins of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting yesterday (23 May) in Brussels, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle commented as follows on the situation in the Sudanese city ...

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy criticizes rulings against former presidential candidates and opposition activists in Belarus

May 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

A court in Minsk today gave suspended multiple-year prison sentences to former presidential candidates Neklyayev and Rymashevsky, as well as four opposition acitivists. Markus Löning, Federal Governme...

The Security Implications of Climate Change - An International Dialogue held May 20, 2011 in the German House, New York

May 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Territorial loss due to rising sea levels and increasing food scarcity are among the grave threats of climate change.  A discussion held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Portugal to the United...

Germany’s approach to UN Security Council reform

May 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Council's present composition is no longer representative of a world which since 1945 has seen 141 new countries join the United Nations. It has to be adapted to the realities of the 21st century...

Establishment of a German liaison office in Benghazi

May 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle has decided to establish a German liaison office in Benghazi. At the beginning of the week, an experienced diplomat was chosen to head the office. In the next days, a German mission will arrive in Benghazi to clear up all the practical questions involved in the opening of a liaison office.