Press releases

Briefing session on Youth and Armed Conflict in the German Permanent Mission

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN & DESA

Listening to youth in armed conflict The world is still a dangerous place for children. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 armed children and youths are living in conflict zones, half of th...

Ambassador Wittig signs the Nagoya Protocol

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Nagoya Protocol is a new international treaty adopted under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  in Nagoya, Japan on October 29, 2010.

Humanitarian assistance for Sudan

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

Whilst in the Sudan, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced that the Federal Foreign Office will make an additional one million euro available for humanitarian assistance to the country. ...

German Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes re-election of Ban Ki-moon

Jun 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany's Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes today's re-election by the General Assembly of Ban Ki-moon for a second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Minister issued the follow...

Germany celebrates 60 years as a member of UNESCO Ceremony with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Minister of State Cornelia Pieper

Jun 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly of the German Commission for UNESCO, which is being held in Berlin on 23 and 24 June, will celebrate Germany’s 60th anniversary as a member of UNESCO. The ceremony which is taking...