Press releases

Germany supports prolongation of UNMIS until 9 July 2011

Apr 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today, the Security Council, with Germany's support, unanimously extended the mandate for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) until 9 July 2011.

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig after UN Security Council meeting on UNAMID

Apr 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as delivered) Q.: On Yemen, how is it looking? W.: Let me once again emphasize that it was very important that the Council dealt with the situation in Yemen. That in itself sent out a strong signa...

Appointment of Bernward Geier as German NGO Coordinator of 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Apr 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Bernward Geier was unanimously selected to serve as Coordinator of the German NGO Focal Group. Mr. Geier’s nomination was put forward by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the organic world umbrella organization based in Bonn, where he had previously served as director for 18 years.

Factsheet: United Nation Security Council Resolution 1540(2004)

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

Resolution 1540 (2004) is a decision of the Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter affirming that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security. The resolution is significant as a binding instrument to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery with respect to the activities of non-State actors.

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig after the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as delivered) This was the first time that the Council pondered about the situation in Yemen. It's a first - that's a progress. We heard a briefing by the Secretariat, we expressed concern about t...