Press releases

Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict - Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Iraq

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

1.        At its 31st meeting, on 22 June 2011, the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the first report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2011/366),...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle meets Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum)

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning met Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum) representatives at the Federal Foreign Office yesterday. Forum M...

The Federal Foreign Office supports the destruction of landmines in Libya

Oct 2, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Office is making available approximately 291,000 euro for a project to destroy of about 500,000 landmines and fuses. The project is to be carried out by the Swiss non-governmental organization ‘Fondation Suisse de Déminage’ (FSD). The landmine stockpiles have been taken over from the Gaddafi regime.

Martin Kobler to head UN mission in Iraq

Oct 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

In Martin Kobler, there will be a German diplomat heading the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) from today. Heading UNAMI is Martin Kobler’s second senior posting with the UN. Before this, he was deputy head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). As an Ambassador, he has represented Germany in Egypt and Iraq.

Minister of State Hoyer condemns continued detention of political prisoners in Belarus

Sep 30, 2011 | GerrmanyUN

Over the past few days there have been several reports about the bad conditions political prisoners in Belarus have to endure. The detainees are generally also denied contact with their lawyers, relat...