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29.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Panel discussion on the right to freedom of expression on the Internet

19th Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland Dear colleagues, On behalf of Estonia I’d like to express our appreciation for organizing this panel discussion and all the participants for their very useful contributions. Internet freedom is an important priority in Estonian foreign policy...
29.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 19th Human Rights Council in Geneva

Madame President, Dear colleagues, Your Excellencies, 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...
23.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, at the United Nations Security Council under agenda item: “Women, peace and security”

New York, 23 February 2012 Mr President, 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...
21.02.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address on Estonia’s Foreign Policy to the Riigikogu on Behalf of the Government of Estonia

Address on Estonia’s Foreign Policy to the Riigikogu on Behalf of the Government of Estonia 21.02.2012 Honourable Chairman, Respected Members of the Riigikogu, Dear guests, President Lennart Meri has said: “In a changing world, the winner is the one who moves together with the...
19.01.2012|Foreign Ministry

Statement by H.E.Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court

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...
18.01.2012|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the conference on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Tallinn University Dear participants, 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...
09.12.2011|Foreign Ministry

Address by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the Internet Freedom Conference in the Hague

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...
31.10.2011|Foreign Ministry


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...
13.10.2011|Foreign Ministry

Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the 18th BSSSC* Annual Conference

"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...
04.10.2011|Foreign Ministry

Estonian Statement at the 62nd Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Geneva, October 4-th, 2011 Mr. Chairperson, Mr. High Commissioner, Excellencies, Delegates, My delegation thanks the Chairperson and the High Commissioner for their commendable leadership and opening statements to which we listened very attentively. Mr. Chair, This year has continued to...


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