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29.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia supports humanitarian aid reaching Syria

Today 29 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets participated in a high-level video meeting of the UN Security Council, which focused on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The meeting was chaired by US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. The conflict in Syria is in its tenth year and the war...
29.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister of Estonia Mrs. Eva-Maria Liimets at UN Security Council VTC meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

I would like to thank briefers for their valuable insight. Also, I would like to extend gratitude to humanitarian workers on the frontlines in Syria, who continue to provide aid to millions of people. This month we mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of the Syrian people. Unfortunately, a...
17.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

UN Security Council: 19 countries joined for a press statement condemning the dissemination of propaganda and false information on the illegal annexation of Crimea

Russia held an informal meeting at the UN today to promote a false narrative about its occupation of Crimea, which it seized in violation of international law in 2014.  We condemn Russia's human rights abuses and military build-up on the peninsula.  We strongly reject Russia’s attempted...
13.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia convened a UN Security Council meeting on Crimea for the second year

On Friday 12 March, Estonia organised a high-level virtual meeting at the UN Security Council on Crimea. The discussion was opened and chaired by Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets. The meeting marked seven years since the Russian Federation unlawfully annexed the Autonomous Republic of...
11.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister at the Security Council: Estonia allocated €50 000 to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Today 11 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended a high-level open debate of the UN Security Council on hunger and conflict, organised by the US Presidency of the Council. The meeting was held to address the famines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts in many parts of the world...
11.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Security Council Open Debate on Conflict and Food Security: Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Madame President, distinguished briefers, dear colleagues, Almost three years ago, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2417, which condemned the starving of civilians and unlawfully denying humanitarian access as a method of warfare. The resolution was conceived as a tool to break...
10.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Crimea

On Friday 12 March, a high-level virtual meeting is held at the UN Security Council, initiated by Estonia and co-sponsored by 20 countries, to mark seven years since the annexation of Crimea and draw attention to the deteriorating situation there. The keynote speaker is Assistant Secretary-General...
17.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Liimets at the UN Security Council: Estonia is committed to ensuring equitable access to vaccines

Today 17 February, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets spoke at a meeting of the UN Security Council focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and access to vaccines in conflict areas. Foreign Minister Liimets reiterated Estonia’s unwavering support to the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire...
16.02.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign ministers at the UN Security Council discuss COVID-19 and equitable access to vaccines

Tomorrow 17 February, a high-level meeting is held at the UN Security Council on the initiative of the United Kingdom to discuss COVID-19 and vaccines. The virtual meeting is chaired by the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends her first UN...
21.01.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia raises media freedom in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On Friday 22 January, on the initiative of Estonia, the UN Security Council holds an informal high-level virtual meeting to discuss media freedom in Belarus. The keynote speaker is Irene Khan, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression and opinion. Opening remarks are made by...


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