23 August 1939 was a dark day for Europe. On that day, the Reich Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop and Molotov, the Soviet People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs, signed the heinous Hitler-Stalin Pact. The secret additional protocol to the Pact defined Soviet and German spheres of influence in...
The EU and Turkey: Stronger together
By 16 EU foreign ministers
At a time when the EU faces economic challenges and continuing instability in the Middle East, our relationship with Turkey matters more than ever.
Last week saw the 50th EU/Turkey Association Council, which demonstrated the need to...
Thank you, Mr Chairman,
Let me first of all warmly welcome this first paperless meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee, which is the crucial step towards innovative thinking and we hope it will lead to overall paper free UNHCR meetings in the future. We believe this is not only first steps of...
Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annal sessioon 2012 (UNFPA Segment)
27 June 2012, Geneva
Mr. President, Executive Director, Excellencies,...
Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual session 2012 (UNDP Segment)
25 June 2012, Geneva
Mr. President, Madam Administrator, Excellencies,...
19th Human Rights Council
On behalf of Estonia I’d like to express our appreciation for organizing this panel discussion and all the participants for their very useful contributions. Internet freedom is an important priority in Estonian foreign policy...
It’s a great honour to take the floor at the Human Rights Council today and to contribute personally to the discussion on the protection and promotion of human rights around the world. I agree with previous speakers that we all need...
New York, 23 February 2012
Allow me to begin by aligning myself with the statement delivered by the European Union and by thanking you for convening this open debate on what is surely one of the most important subjects before us at the United Nations. I would also like to thank the...
Address on Estonia’s Foreign Policy to the Riigikogu on Behalf of the Government of Estonia
Respected Members of the Riigikogu,
President Lennart Meri has said: “In a changing world, the winner is the one who moves together with the...
UN Security Council open debate on the Rule of Law
19 January 2012
At the outset let me congratulate South Africa for organizing this debate. Estonia aligns itself with the statement by the representative of the European Union.
Estonia welcomes the increased focus that the UN is placing on the...