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Support for UN Environment Organisation
Germany, May 2006
Following the appointment by the General Assembly of Achim Steiner as the new Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in March 2006, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a joint statement reiterating Germany 's support for a UN Environment Organisation (UNEO).

Discussion Paper on UN Reform

Germany, 26 April 2006
In April 2006, Germany 's Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development released a discussions paper ‘The reform of United Nations' operational activities: challenges and goals'. The paper outlines initial views on the need for reform of the UN operational activities, and outlines Germany 's objectives regarding: programme countries; monitoring by the member states (intergovernmental level); merging of units, and financing issues.


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