Press releases

Remarks by Ambassador Wittig to the UN Press Corps on Libya

Mar 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

Remarks on Libya to the UN Press Corps by Ambassador Wittig after today's Security Council consultations: We welcomed the appointment of Mr Al Khatib as envoy for Libya by the Secretary-General. He w...

Human Rights Commissioner meets United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mar 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Markus Löning, will today meet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, in Geneva. Their t...

Report of the Government of the Federal Government of Germany on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (“Women, Peace and Security”) 2010

Mar 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

The adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 ten years ago – on 31 October 2000 – marks a watershed in the approach to security policy issues in the United Nations. Resolution 1325 represented the first internationally legally binding call for the active involvement of women in all phases of conflict resolution and conflict prevention. The Resolution has since been instrumental in shaping foreign and security policy in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the European Union, in NATO, as well as in other international organizations

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes EU sanctions against Libyan leadership

Mar 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today the European Union adopted sanctions against the Libyan leadership. The sanctions provide for the freezing of assets and travel bans for members of the Libyan leadership, including Muammar Gadda...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes clear stance of Human Rights Council on Libya

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Human Rights Council in Geneva addressed the human rights situation in Libya in a special session on (25 February). At the special session, the Human Rights Council adopted unanimously – and thus ...