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21.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia shares cyber know-how with UN members in Geneva

Today 21 February, a seminar on cyber diplomacy, organised by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is held in Geneva. The event is aimed at UN member states and representatives of various international organisations in Geneva, and focuses on the validity of existing international law and the...
19.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and other EU states reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity at the UN Security Council

Yesterday 18 February, a briefing was held at the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine and the Minsk agreements.  On Estonia’s initiative, Estonia, Belgium, France and Germany, as well as former elected member Poland made a joint statement after the briefing, affirming full support...
14.02.2020|Foreign Ministry

UN Security Council discussed transitional justice and child protection in crisis zones

Märt Volmer, the Undersecretary of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented Estonia at this week’s high-level meetings in New York, organised by the Belgian Presidency of the UN Security Council. The events focused on protecting children in armed conflicts and supporting countries...
16.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: India deserves a permanent seat on the UN Security Council

In a speech given at the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called for UN reforms and stated that India deserves a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The Foreign Minister said that Estonia is looking forward to working closely with India on global...
15.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministers of Estonia and India discussed UN Security Council membership and cyber cooperation

Today 15 January, at a meeting with his Indian counterpart Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu discussed Estonia’s principles for its membership in the UN Security Council in 2021 and 2022, India’s campaign for elected membership, and opportunities for even...
10.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: Estonia completely supports UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

At a lunch with the Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres in New York on 9 January, members of the UN Security Council discussed the situation in Libya. The Estonian Foreign Minister expressed concern over recent violent developments and condemned the attack on a military school in...
09.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

At the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Reinsalu called for a de-escalation of global tensions

In his first statement as the elected member of the UN Security Council in New York, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called for a de-escalation of tensions and an investigation into the circumstances of the plane crash in Tehran, and drew attention to the violation of international law regarding...
09.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Statement by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu at Security Council open debate on Upholding the United Nations Charter to Maintain International Peace and Security

Statement by H.E. Mr Urmas Reinsalu Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Security Council open debate on Upholding the United Nations Charter to Maintain International Peace and Security 9 January 2020 Mr. President, On behalf of Estonia I would like to thank the government of Vietnam for...
02.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian flag raised at the UN Security Council

Today 2 January, an official ceremony was held in New York to raise the Estonian flag among other elected members in front of the UN Security Council hall. Estonia is the elected member of the UN Security Council in 2020 and 2021. Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Sven Jürgenson spoke...
01.01.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu: the UN Security Council membership is in Estonia’s interest

Today 1 January, Estonia becomes an elected member of the UN Security Council for the period 2020-2021. Tomorrow, the Estonian flag will be raised in front of the UN Security Council hall in New York. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, the UN Security Council membership serves Estonia’s...

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