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22.09.2017 
Statement by Director General of Political Affairs Paul Teesalu at a side-event “Preventing and Ending Mass Atrocities: Tools for More Effective UN Security Council Action”, 22 September 2017
Security Council has an explicitly defined primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security but considering the number of crises around the world and the disastrous consequences ...
21.09.2017 
Statement by H.E. Sven Mikser at the Ministerial Meeting on Building the Foundation for Justice in Syria, 21 September 2017
Noting the findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, we have witnessed the systematic violations of international human rights and international humanitarian ...
21.09.2017 
Key Note Speech by H.E. Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at "Protecting the Rights of indigenous Peoples: Taking up the challenge in the context of the 2030 Agenda", 21 September 2017
H.E. EU Commissioner Neven Mimica, Distinguished guests, It is a pleasure to address this event organised jointly by the European Commission and my own country, Estonia, dedicated to the rights of indigenous ...
21.09.2017 
Statement by H.E. President Kersti Kaljulaid at the Security Council Open Debate on the Reform of UN Peacekeeping, 21 September 2017
Mr President, Thank you for convening today's open debate. Estonia also aligns itself with the statement by the European Union. We remain committed to Sec Gen Guterres's reform agenda. Reforms should ...
20.09.2017 
Adress by H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid at High Level side event "E-Governance – Partnerships for Achieving the SDGs", 20 September 2017
Estonia has successfully collaborated with the UNDP, our e-Governance academy was co-founded by the UNDP, the Estonian Government and Open Society Institute in 2002. I am glad to co-host this side-event ...
19.09.2017 
Statement by H.E Sven Mikser at a High-Level Event on Ending Violence against Children, 19 September 2017
Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Our point of view for years has been that it takes a strong child protection system to help each child in need. This is not an issue for one institution, or some ...
19.09.2017 
Address by H.E President Kersti Kaljulaid at the General Debate of the 72st United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen Our world is unpredictable. Much of this unpredictability stems from climate change. Climate change can be counterbalanced by ...
18.09.2017 
Statement by Director General of Political Affairs Paul Teesalu at a side event "Water cooperation as a tool for conflict prevention", 18 September 2017
I would like to thank Switzerland, Slovenia, Costa Rica and Senegal for hosting this excellent event. Estonia is proud to be one of the 15 co-convening countries for the High-Level Panel on Water and ...
08.09.2017 
General Statement by DPR Minna-Liina Lind on behalf of the ACT group after the adoption of the resolution on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
Mr President, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency group or in short ACT, a cross-regional group comprised of the following 25 small ...
06.09.2017 
Statement of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia at the 9th informal interactive dialogue of the UN General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect
29.08.2017 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Security Council Open Debate on the UN Peacekeeping Operations: Their potential contribution to the overarching goal of sustaining peace, 29 August 2017
Mr. President, Thank you for convening today’s debate on an important topic that not only addresses the UN peacekeeping operations but also focusses on the broader shift of the UN as a whole towards ...
19.07.2017 
Statement by Mr. Ado Lõhmus, Deputy Minister of Environment of Estonia, at the General Debate of the High Level Political Forum, 19 July 2017
Excellences, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for Estonia to share our thoughts with you on actions towards sustainability. I want you to leave here with three main messages ...
19.07.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Security Council Open Debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Enhancing African Capacities, 19 July 2017
Mr President, Distinguished Colleagues, Estonia aligns itself with the statement (to be) made by the European Union. First, we would like to thank the Presidency for convening today’s open debate. We ...
13.07.2017 
Address by the President of the Republic at the launch of Estonia´s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council
Address by the President of the Republic at the launch of Estonia´s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council 13.07.2017 Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends of Estonia! Two ...
13.07.2017 
Remarks by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid at the International Peace Institute "How small states can maximize their impact in global affairs"
Remarks by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid at the International Peace Institute "How small states can maximize their impact in global affairs" 13.07.2017 Let me begin by thanking the International ...
07.07.2017 
Statement by Estonia, Coordination and Management Meeting, Economic and Social Council, July 7, 2017
Thank you, Madame Chair, Dear Colleagues, Estonia pays great attention to prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. Years ago, it was an existential challenge for many countries. Today we can effectively ...
05.07.2017 
Statement by Estonia at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on Enhancing the Design Process of UN Sanctions: Perspectives from All Stakeholders, 5 July 2017
Mr. Chairman, Thank you for convening today’s timely and important meeting. UN Security Council sanctions are an important foreign policy instrument that supports the implementation of wider ...
28.06.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on The global effort to prevent the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors, 28 June 2017
Mr President, Distinguished Colleagues, Estonia aligns itself with the statement to be made by the European Union. First, we would like to thank Bolivia for convening an open debate on this relevant ...
16.06.2017 
Statement by Mr. Sven Jürgenson, at the UN Security Council Arria-Formula Open meeting “Responding to the Secretary General’s Call to Action on the Risk of Famine in the conflict-affected areas of Yemen, Somalia, South-Sudan and Northeast Nigeria"
While the importance and timeliness of an unfolding meeting is frequently stressed, it is rare that a meeting is more important, more timely, or more directly connected to saving lives, ...
13.06.2017 
Statement by Estonia at the 10th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
10th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities General Debate “The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons ...
09.06.2017 
Closing Remarks by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson at the Ocean Conference Partnership Dialouge 5, 9 June 2017
UN Oceans Conference 2017 / 9 June PARTNERSHIP DIALOGUE 5 Increasing economic benefits to SIDS (Small Island Developing States) & LDCs (Least Developed Countries), and providing access for small-scale ...
07.06.2017 
Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Marko Pomerants, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Estonia at the Ocean Conference 5 Partnership Dialouge, 7 June 2017
Excellencies, Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Afternoon! It is a great pleasure and privilege to serve as the co-chair of this important and timely partnership dialogue together ...
06.06.2017 
Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Marko Pomerants, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Estonia at the Oceans Conference in New York, 6 June 2017
Honourable Secretary General, Co-Presidents, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am deeply honoured to address the first United Nations conference to promote ocean sustainability. ...
05.06.2017 
Statement by Estonian Minister of Environment Marko Pomerants at the UN Oceans Conference 1st Partnership Dialogue, 5 June 2017
UN Oceans Conference Partnership Dialogue 1: Addressing marine pollution Thank you! Good Afternoon! I’m from Estonia, a small maritime nation in Northeastern Europe, located on the shores of the Baltic ...
31.05.2017 
Remarks on Election of the 2nd Committee Chairmanship by the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, 31 May 2017
First of all, I would like to congratulate H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák on his election as the President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. I am looking forward to working closely with him as well ...
26.05.2017 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group at the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly, 26 May 2017
On behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency group, I would like to once again thank you sincerely for all your work as co-chairs and for the first draft of the GA revitalization resolution ...
25.05.2017 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians and Healthcare in Armed Conflict, 25 May 2017
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians and Healthcare in Armed Conflict ...
23.05.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the MINUSMA Force Generation Conference, 23 May 2017
Distinguished Chairs, Thank you for convening both today’s and yesterday’s meetings on MINUSMA. The United Nations peacekeeping operations have an important and historical role to play in securing peace ...
15.05.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict as Tactic of War and Terrorism, 15 May, 2017
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict as Tactic of War and Terrorism New ...
08.05.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters within the Peace and Security Pillar, 8 May, 2017
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on “International Cooperation in Criminal ...
26.04.2017 
Statement by Permanent Representative of Estonia Mr Sven Jürgenson at the High-level event to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 25 April 2017
Mr. President, dear representatives of the indigenous peoples, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my thanks to the president of the General Assembly for convening this important meeting. Since ...
20.04.2017 
Statement by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the GA Debate on the Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its 10th Session and on the Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund, 20 Aprilli
Statement by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the General Assembly Debate on the Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its Tenth Session and on the Report ...
19.04.2017 
Opening remarks of the exhibition “Finno-Ugric and Samoyed Peoples” by the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, 19 April 2017
Opening remarks of the exhibition “Finno-Ugric and Samoyed Peoples” by the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, 19 April 2017 Dear guests,   Thank you all for ...
19.04.2017 
Statement on behalf of the EU by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent representative Republic of Estonia to the United Nations, at ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting, 19 April
Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States Delivered by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Ambassador, Permanent representative Republic of Estonia to the United Nations ECOSOC Coordination ...
10.04.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea-level Rise, 10 April, 2017
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea-level ...
10.04.2017 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group at the third thematic debate of the AHWG on the Revitalization of the GA, 10 April 2017
I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency group or in short ACT, a cross-regional group comprised of the following 25 small and mid-sized countries working ...
31.03.2017 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on Hybrid Wars as a Threat to International Peace and Security, 31 March, 2017
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on  Hybrid Wars as a Threat to International ...
27.03.2017 
Statement by Ms. Rena Tasuja, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting on Mediation and Women, Peace and Security, 27 March, 2017
Statement by Ms. Rena Tasuja, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting on Mediation and Women, Peace and Security, ...
24.03.2017 
Statement at the High-Level SDG Action Event on Climate Change and Agenda 2030, March 23, 2017
Statement by Estonia High-Level SDG Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda New York, 23 March, 2017 Thank you, Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies ...
17.03.2017 
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Ambassador of Estonia to the UN at the meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission on the Central African Republic, 16 March, 2017
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Ambassador of Estonia to the UN Meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission on the Central African Republic New York, 16 March, 2017 Thank you, Chair. President ...
15.03.2017 
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson at the Security Council Open Debate on "Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labour, slavery and other similar practices", 15 March 2017
Mr. President, I would like to thank the United Kingdom for convening the open debate, for their leadership and commitment to this important issue. Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered ...
07.03.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, 7 March 2017
Distinguished Co-Chairs,   Thank you for convening today’s informal meeting of the General Assembly on the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform that focuses on the question ...
02.03.2017 
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN ECOSOC’s Operational Activities Segment, 2 March 2017
Thank you, Mr President, Estonia fully aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. True implementation of the universal Agenda 2030 requires actions at all levels - national, regional ...
02.03.2017 
Statement of the Republic of Estonia at the high-level FMCT expert preparatory group informal consultative meeting, 2 March 2017
Madam Chairperson, let me first congratulate you on your designation for a Chairmanship of the FMCT high-level expert preparatory group. We wish you all the success in fulfilling your important mandate. ...
21.02.2017 
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, at UN Security Council open debate, 21 February 2017
Mr. President, First, let me extend my deepest condolences to the delegation of the Russian federation on the passing of Ambassador Vitali Churkin. Mr. President, I would like to start by thanking ...
20.02.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson at the meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly, 20 February 2017
Mr. President,    I would like to start by thanking you for convening the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly during the 71st ...
13.02.2017 
Remarks by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia H.E. Mr Sven Mikser at UN Security Council open debate on 13 February 2017
Mr President, Distinguished Colleagues, Estonia aligns itself with the statement (to be) delivered by the European Union. We are also co-sponsoring the Security Council Resolution on Protection of Critical ...
06.02.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform, 6 February 2017
Distinguished Co-Chairs,   I would like to start by saying that Estonia values greatly your leadership in guiding the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform (IGN) during the ...
24.01.2017 
Statement by Mr. Paul Teesalu, Acting Undersecretary General for Political Affairs at the High Level Dialogue of the PGA, 24 January 2017
Mr. President, I thank the President of the General Assembly and his Team for organising this timely high-level dialogue on how to build sustainable peace for all. Estonia aligns itself with the statement ...
10.01.2017 
Statement by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, at UN Security Council high level open debate on, 10 January 2017
Mr President, Distinguished Colleagues, Estonia aligns itself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union. Let me start by thanking Sweden for convening this important and timely debate and ...
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