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...
In our cultural and political history, appeals for us to be Europeans in addition to Estonians have quite a long and interesting history. However, the exchanges of ideas in our society on what lies between these two positions have been fewer and less regular...
Dear colleagues, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Freedom and security on the Internet have evolved into some of the greatest global challenges. I would like to thank the Dutch Minister for calling a conference on this important issue and appreciate the interventions by all the distinguished...
Address by Marten Kokk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to UNESCO
Mrs. President of the General Assembly, Mrs. President of the Executive Board, Mrs. Director-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to...
"Qualifying the Region for the Future - Implementing the EU Baltic Sea Strategy"
13 October 2010, Tallinn
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First of all, I would like to heartily welcome you all to our wonderful city and to this most up-to-date conference with respect to the development of our...
Geneva, October 4-th, 2011
Mr. High Commissioner,
My delegation thanks the Chairperson and the High Commissioner for their commendable leadership and opening statements to which we listened very attentively.
This year has continued to...
55th General Conference of the IAEA, Vienna, September 2011
On behalf of the Estonian delegation, I would like to join the previous speakers in congratulating you on your election as President of the 55th General Conference. I would like to assure you of our full support in your...