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Swedish experts share their experiences as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

6. February 2019 - 9:12

On 6 February, a discussion about the UN is held at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it will also look at Estonia’s role in the organisation.

“Estonia has been a member of the UN since 1991 and has grown with this largest international organisation,” said Margus Kolga, who is leading the Estonian campaign for the Security Council seat and will also open the event. “Our contribution to the activities of the organisation has increased over the years and we are prepared to take on even more responsibility in various areas, including becoming a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council to be able to participate even more efficiently in security discussions,” he added.

Estonia is vying for a seat as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021. The results of the elections of non-permanent members of the Security Council will be announced this June.

At the UN event, the agenda includes the past and the present, as well as Estonia’s new goals in the UN. The e-Governance Academy expert Linnar Viik will talk about how the academy grew out of Estonia’s cooperation with the UN in the 1990s. Riina Kuusik-Rajasaar from the NPO Mondo will outline Estonian development cooperation in the world. Swedish Ambassador to the UN Security Council Carl Skau and the head of the UN Department of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Efraim Gomez will share Sweden’s experiences as a non-permanent member of the UN in 2017-2018 and provide some recommendations for Estonia.

Dear journalists! The event is held at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Islandi väljak 1, starting at 15.00. You are welcome to take part by registering before 12.00 by emailing asosek@mfa.ee.

Additional information:

Britta Tarvis
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
britta.tarvis@mfa.ee
+372 637 7627 / +372 5194 7045

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