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29.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia is holding a UN Security Council meeting on accountability for brutal crimes in Syria

Today 29 November, the UN Security Council is holding a meeting on Estonia’s initiative to highlight the prevailing impunity in Syria with regard to past and continued serious crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity. Estonia’s Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson will chair the...
24.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin

Yesterday 23 November, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets met with the Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas to discuss the migration and hybrid attack issues of Belarus, Russia’s activity on the border with Ukraine, the Strategic Compass of the European Union and other European security topics....
10.11.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets at the UN Security Council: conflict prevention should be our primary task

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets was in New York yesterday 9 November to attend a high-level open debate at the UN Security Council on the root causes of armed conflicts, which concentrated on social, political and economic exclusion, inequality and poverty as causes of armed conflict. It was a...
28.10.2021|Foreign Ministry

Cooperation between the UN and the African Union is crucial for conflict prevention in Africa

Today 28 October, a high-level virtual meeting was held at the UN Security Council on the cooperation between the UN and the African Union, chaired by the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. Andres Rundu, the Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs, represented Estonia. Estonia...
08.10.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets: events in Belarus threaten the stability of our region

On Friday 8 October, Estonia called an informal high-level virtual meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Belarus. The meeting focused on the deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus. The Council has addressed concerns related to Belarus on several occasions. “Unfortunately we...
07.10.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia is organising a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Belarus

On Friday 8 October, a high-level informal virtual meeting is held at the UN Security Council on Estonia’s initiative to draw attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in Belarus and the actions of Belarusian authorities that violate international law, such as the forced landing of a...
17.09.2021|Foreign Ministry

The UN Security Council votes on the extension of the UN mission in Afghanistan

Today 17 September, Estonia and Norway are coordinating a vote on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “The stable and peaceful future of Afghanistan is possible only through a broad and inclusive political agreement between different...
19.08.2021|Foreign Ministry

Liimets attended the UN Security Council debate on technology and peacekeeping and discussed Afghanistan with the foreign minister of India

Yesterday 18 August, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended a high-level open debate of the UN Security Council on technology and peacekeeping. Minister Liimets also had a bilateral meeting with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who chaired the debate. On India’s...
17.08.2021|Foreign Ministry

The UN Security Council meeting focused on the security situation in Afghanistan

On the evening of Monday 16 August, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on the initiative of Estonia and Norway to respond to the rapidly changing security situation in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the meeting, Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres presented a message to the...
10.08.2021|Foreign Ministry

Liimets at the UN Security Council: international cooperation is key to ensure maritime security

Yesterday, 9 August, Eva-Maria Liimets, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in a high-level virtual meeting on maritime security at the UN Security Council. It was a special event of the Indian presidency of the UN Security Council, chaired by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India....


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