Press releases

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...

Federal Foreign Office contributes to Sri Lanka flood aid

Jan 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office has made available 250,000 euro to aid people affected by the severe flooding in Sri Lanka. According to United Nations figures, more than a million people have been affect...

United Nations reinforces peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire

Jan 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Security Council yesterday (19 January) adopted Resolution 1967 to boost the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). The Resolution has had Germany’s active support.   T...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for support for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Jan 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon yesterday submitted an indictment for the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to the Pre-Trial Judge. Federal Foreign Minister Gui...