Estonia became a member of the United Nations on 17 September 1991. Estonia’s first permanent representative to the UN headquarters was Ernst Jaakson, Estonia’s long time consul general in New York and head of mission in the United States, a diplomat who with his service helped to maintain the legal continuity of the Republic of Estonia through the Soviet occupation.
Out of five UN’s regional groups (Asian, African, Latin-American and Caribbean, Eastern European, Western European and Others) Estonia has been a member of the Eastern European Group since May 2004.
Estonia's Representatives to the UN
The permanent representatives of Estonia to the UN in New York
The permanent representatives of Estonia to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
Estonia's permanent representatives to the organisations related to the UN and UN programmes
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) and the UN Office in Vienna
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)