Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner pleased at release of political prisoners in Myanmar

Oct 14, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Myanmar Government has decreed the release of more than 6000 prisoners, including at least 300 political prisoners, in the course of an amnesty. Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner Markus...

Afghanistan: Text of Resolution 2011 (2011) on ISAF as adopted by the Security Council

Oct 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

  The Security Council,   Reaffirming its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular its resolutions 1386 (2001), 1510 (2003), 1943 (2010) and 1974 (2011), Reaffirming also its resolutions...

Ambassador Berger on "Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Guatemala"

Oct 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

Ambassador Berger: “No sustainable development without rule of law”. Today the Permanent Mission of Germany hosted together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Permanent Mission...

Federal Minister Westerwelle appalled by targeted killing of Syrian opposition activist Mishaal al-Tammo

Oct 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

Mishaal al-Tammo, a human rights activist and member of the Syrian opposition, was brutally murdered in Qamishli on 7 October 2011. Al-Tammo was a spokesman for the Kurdish Future Movement Party and a...

Federal Minister Westerwelle congratulates Nobel Peace Prize laureates

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle congratulates Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Roberta Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman on being awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. “I would like to congratulate Ellen ...