United Nations Headquarters
31 March 2010
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in the beginning of the year destroyed so much, and so undeservedly. A catastrophe of such magnitude touches us all, since there is not...
New York, 1-12 March 2010
Statement by Ms Kadi Viik, Head of the Gender Equality Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
My delegation aligns itself with the statement made earlier by the European Union and would hereby like to offer the following comments on behalf of...
Geneva, 3 March 2010
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to begin by expressing my sincere condolences and the sympathy of Estonian people to the people of Chile after the tragic earthquake on 27 February.
Human rights is a topic that concerns...
Overview of Estonia’s Foreign Policy
Respected Members of the Riigikogu,
Today’s foreign policy address is mainly concentrated on the following topics: security, external economic policy, and the European Union. In all three of these realms the last...
Challenges Facing the European Union
Ladies and gentlemen,
First of all I would like to thank you all for the wonderful opportunity to be able to speak today in this respected think tank. This year in September it will be thirty years since the beginning of...
Athens, 1 December 2009
Mr. Chairman, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me begin by thanking our Greek hosts for the excellent chairmanship during this entire year, including the successful launch of the Corfu process, and wishing Kazakhstan every success in carrying forward the OSCE’s...
By Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
Urmas Paet navigates a course for the Baltic Sea strategy and for regional co-operation in other parts of Europe.
Did you know that the Baltic Sea is the shallowest sea in the world, just 52 metres deep on average? Its connection to the ocean is so...
ECOSOC High - Level Segment
6 July 2009, Geneva
Address by Mr. Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Dear Director General, Ladies and Gentlemen
I am deeply honoured to address the distinguished audience here today. I would like to touch upon some very urgent and challenging...
The OSCE HCNM Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations and their Implementation in the Baltic Sea region
Roundtable, 8 June 2009 in Tallinn
Honourable Commissioner, Ladies and Gentlemen
It is my honour and privilege to co-host today’s expert roundtable on...
"Charting a course for future cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region"
Ladies and Gentlemen
I am pleased to begin my remarks here today by stating that the CBSS Reform, as agreed in the Reform Declaration, has had a successful launch. Thus we can hope that the...