Press releases

Ambassador Berger on occasion of book launchings: "Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security"

Mar 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The three volumes are not only valuable handbooks with a lot of expertise. But they are also remarkable because of two characteristics: First it deals with the whole range of issues covering the current discussion on environmental challenges: climate change, food security, desertification, water management, health, disaster resilience. And it does not stop at elaborating the challenges from a scientific point of view: it develops strategies for the international community to cope with these challenges.  That is what makes this book so extremely valuable.

Federal Foreign Office increases humanitarian aid for Ivorian refugees by 500,000 euro

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office is channelling an additional 500,000 euro to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to fund emergency aid for refugees who have fled to Libe...

Federal Minister Westerwelle welcomes the forthcoming initial transfer of security responsibility in Afghanistan

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today (22 March), Afghan President Hamid Karzai named the first regions in which responsibility for security is to be transferred from the international community to the Afghan Government. Three provi...

UNAMA Draft Resolution S/2011/147

Mar 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Recalling its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular its resolution 1917 (2010) extending through 23 March 2011 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as established by resolution 1662 (2006), and recalling also the report of the Security Council mission to Afghanistan, 21 to 24 June 2010 (S/2010/564),

Policy Statement by Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle in the German Bundestag on the watershed events in the Arab world

Mar 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, North Africa and the Arab world have reached a turning-point in their history. The freedom movement that began as the Jasmine Revolution on the streets of Tunisia ...