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Weekly Schedule

Weekly schedule (20.09.2021 - 26.09.2021)

Foreign Ministry
Monday, 20. September 2021

Monday 20 September

  • On 19 September, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends a reception of the Estonian community at the Estonian House in New York, and an Order of Merit is presented to Jenik Radon and a letter of appreciation to Mimi Daitz.
  • From 20 to 24 September, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends the 76th session of the UN General Assembly that brings together heads of state and government, ministers and representatives of international organisations from across the world. President Kersti Kaljulaid makes Estonia’s national statement.
  • The foreign minister attends the opening of the 76th session of the General Assembly and several side events. At the opening week of the 76th session, the foreign minister’s meetings focus on Afghanistan: she attends a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers dedicated to the issue and a working lunch organised by Denmark and the International Peace Institute think tank. She will take part in the informal meeting of the ministerial network of the International Criminal Court. She will also attend a high-level meeting focused on the protection of children’s rights in armed conflict during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an informal UN Security Council dialogue on the cooperation of the UN and the Arab League. The foreign minister will make a statement at the meetings of the Alliance for Multilateralism and the Coalition on Information and Democracy.

    The foreign minister is also set to have a series of bilateral meetings. She will meet Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Memorandums of understanding will be signed with Bahrain and Rwanda to hold political consultations between foreign ministries.

    Due to the pandemic, several meetings are held virtually.

    Read more about the 76th session of the UN General Assembly: https://www.un.org/en/ga/


Thursday 23 September

  • A seminar organised by Estonia, Norway and African think tanks focuses on the African Union and Sahel. Ingrid Amer, the Director of the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Division, will answer questions in the Q&A round.


Friday 24 September

  • The Estonian Centre for Architecture will hold a seminar at the Estonian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, focused on Estonia’s exposition “Square! positively shrinking”. The Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture Tarvi Sits and Estonian Ambassador to Italy Paul Teesalu will attend the seminar.



Cultural events abroad

  • On 22 September, the expansive exhibition „un/mute“ will open in two venues in New York – the largest cooperation project of EUNIC’s New York cluster to date. It began in the summer of 2020 as an online creative residency, with 32 creatives from the EU and New York working on a creative project in pairs. The exhibition presents the results of these collaborations. A high-level opening reception is held on 23 September at the Austrian Cultural Forum with Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attending.



Additional information:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
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