Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Russian START ratification strengthens disarmament and efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation

Jan 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Russia’s Council of Federation today approved the ratification of the START II Treaty, the Duma having already done so. Commenting on this move, Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the followi...

Federal Foreign Office provides humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons in the Sudan

Jan 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office is providing 2.5 million euro for emergency aid in the Sudan. These funds enable German and international relief organizations to supply aid to those in need. The targets o...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning praises human rights legislation in the Philippines

Jan 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

Speaking in Manila yesterday (24 January), Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, commended the Philippines for the country’s leading role within the region in ter...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the Geneva Conference on Disarmament

Jan 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

Speaking about the Geneva Conference on Disarmament, which begins tomorrow, Foreign Minister Westerwelle expressed hope that the stalemate in negotiations could be broken. He issued the following stat...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning leaves for Manila

Jan 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, is embarking on a five-day visit to Manila today (20 January 2011). Part of the reason for his visit is a r...