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18.10.2018 
Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mr. Sven Mikser at the UN General Assembly Plenary meeting on Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, 18 October 2018
Madam President, Mr. Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. In my national capacity, please allow me to thank ...
09.10.2018 
Statement of the Republic of Estonia at the General Debate of the UNGA 73rd Session of the First Committee, 9 October 2018
Mr Chairman, Let me first congratulate you on assuming the Chairmanship of the 73rd Session of the First Committee. While aligning with the statement of the European Union, we would like to highlight ...
26.09.2018 
Address by the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, 26 September 2018
Madam President, Mr. Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Ten days ago I was in Ukraine. Picking up syringes and empty bottles in a park next to a kindergarten in the industrial city ...
25.09.2018 
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the High Level Event on Action for Peacekeeping, 25 September 2018
Exellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The blue helmets of our peacekeepers are and have been the symbols of peace and hope for a better future in many countries and regions all over the world. However, the ...
24.09.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, 24 September 2018, New York
Honourable President of the General Assembly, Mrs. Espinosa Garcés, Excellency’s, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honour to speak here today about the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his outstanding service ...
29.08.2018 
Statement by Mr Gert Auväärt, Chargés d'affaires, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts”, 29 August 2018
Mr President, Allow me to begin by thanking the United Kingdom for convening this debate on mediation and the peaceful settlement of disputes. Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the ...
06.08.2018 
Statement by Mr. Gert Auväärt, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Roundtable for Lasting Peace and Security – 10 years since 2008 Russia-Georgia War, 6 August 2018
In August 2008, Russian military aggression gravely violated Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Estonia is deeply concerned that ten years onward Russia continues the illegal occupation ...
17.07.2018 
Statement by Mr. Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment of Estonia at the general debate of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 17 July 2018
Excellencies, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin by stating that Estonia aligns itself with the European Union statement. Today I would like to focus on two greatest assets in overcoming ...
17.07.2018 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Estonian Mission to the UN at the Interactive panel discussion on the occasion of International Justice Day, 17 July 2018
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative  of the Estonian Mission to the UN at the Interactive panel discussion on the occasion of International Justice Day 20th anniversary ...
16.07.2018 
Statement of the President of the United Nations Environment Assembly Mr. Siim Kiisler at the High-Level Political Forum
Excellency, Ambassador Marie Chatardová, President of the Economic and Social Council, Excellencies, Ministers, high-level representatives and delegates, As President of the United Nations Environment ...
09.07.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on behalf of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania at the Security Council open debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 9 July 2018
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on behalf of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania  at the Security Council open debate on Children and Armed Conflict ...
06.07.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Arria-formula meeting on UNSC-ICC relations: achievements, challenges and synergies, 6 July 2018
Mr. President, Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. As a long-standing supporter of the International Criminal Court, Estonia highly appreciates this debate. ...
28.06.2018 
Statement by Mr. Martin Arpo, Deputy Director General of the Estonian Internal Security Service on the High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, 28 June 2018
Statement by Mr. Martin Arpo, Deputy Director General of the Estonian Internal Security Service  on the High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States ...
25.06.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia at the UNRWA Donors Conference, 25 June 2018
Commissioner General, Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. Estonia highly appreciates the work of UNRWA and greatly values the assistance, protection and advocacy ...
19.06.2018 
General Statement of the Republic of Estonia at the third UN Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, 19 June 2018
Mr President, At the outset, allow me to congratulate you on assuming the Presidency of the Third Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action. You can be assured of my delegation’s firm support towards ...
13.06.2018 
Statement by Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Estonia to UN at the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 13 June 2018
Mr. President, Distinguished delegates, representatives of civil society, Let me first congratulate the new and re-elected members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This ...
06.06.2018 
Remarks by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the IGN on Security Council Reform, 6 June 2018
Let me start by saying that Estonia greatly values your leadership in these negotiations. We would also like to thank you for the updated document on revised elements of commonality. We are glad to see ...
24.05.2018 
Statement by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN General Assembly Debate on the Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its Eleventh Session and on the Report of the SG on the Peacebuilding Fund, 24 May 2018
Mr. President, Thank you for convening the meeting on the Annual Report of the Peacebuilding Commission and the Peacebuilding Fund. As it takes place just a month after the High Level Meeting, it also ...
22.05.2018 
Statement by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN as Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process
Statement by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN as Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process at the Thirteenth round of Informal ...
22.05.2018 
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 22 May 2018
Mr. President, Thank you for convening today’s ministerial level open debate on a very timely and critically important topic. Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. ...
21.05.2018 
The statement of Ms. Rena Tasuja, Counsellor of the Mission of ESTONIA to the UN at the resumed session of the NGO Committee, 21 May 2018
Thank you Mr. Chair,   Civil societies and non-governmental organisations are vital partners to the governments in the international system. Their involvement is a crucial aspect in the work of the ...
17.05.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the Security Council open debate on upholding international law within the context of the maintenance of international peace and security, 17 May 2018
Mr. President,     I would like to begin by thanking the Polish presidency of the Security Council for having convened this debate on a very timely and important topic. Estonia aligns ...
24.04.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia at the High-Level Meeting on Sustaining Peace, 24 April 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the President of the General Assembly for organizing this timely meeting on how to build sustainable peace for all. Estonia aligns itself with the statement to be delivered ...
23.04.2018 
Statement by Mr. Väino Reinart, Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Security Council Open Debate on Youth, Peace and Security, 23 April 2018
Mr. President, Excellencies, I would like to thank the Peruvian presidency of the Security Council this month for organising this timely debate, ahead of the High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining ...
20.04.2018 
Nordic-Baltic Joint Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of Finland at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 20 April 2018
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 17th Session 11. Follow-up to the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples:  (b) Ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples ...
18.04.2018 
Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson at an informal meeting on IIIM, 18 April 2018
Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly 18 April 2018 Informal meeting of the plenary A briefing by the Head ...
16.04.2018 
Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia, Sven Jürgenson at the 17th Session of the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 16 April 2018
17th Session of the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Item 4 Ms. Chair, colleagues, distinguished representatives of the Indigenous peoples and organizations. I would like to start ...
16.04.2018 
Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson at the Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, 16 April 2018
Mr President, Excellencies, I thank you Mr. President for convening the meeting on the vital topic. We are impressed by the comprehensive statements by the Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina Mohammed ...
16.04.2018 
Statement by DPR Ms. Minna-Liina Lind on behalf of the ACT Group at the third thematic debate of the AHWG on the Revitalization of the GA, 16 April 2018
Statement by the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group at the third thematic debate of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly 16 April 2018  I have the ...
03.04.2018 
Statement by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Group of Friends Meeting of the UN Alliance of Civilization on “Preventing Violent Extremism and Sustaining Peace”, 3 April 2018
Many thanks for convening today´s meeting on this highly relevant topic. Recent decades have shown that the threats to peace and security are changing and also multiplying. While the conventional threats ...
28.03.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations New York, 28 March 2018
Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, Let me start by saying that United Nations Peacekeeping Operations have had a unique role in securing peace and stability globally for a very long period. For ...
26.03.2018 
Opening remarks by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson at the International Peace Institute event “Inclusive Constitution Making on the Path to Peace” 26 March 2018
First of all, I would like to say that it is an honor for Estonia to be part of this timely event with IPI and Inclusive Security on constitution making in the wake of conflict. Inclusivity across the ...
22.03.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018–2028), 22 March 2018
Water is vital for sustaining life on Earth, and yet it is facing many challenges, from increased urbanisation to effects of climate change. So it is up to us, the international community, to proactively ...
20.03.2018 
H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Chair of the Second Committee Addressed the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, 20 March 2018
Distinguished Co-Chairs, dear colleagues, I thank for the opportunity to address the Ad Hoc Working Group to report on the progress on working methods we collectively managed to make in the Second Committee, ...
27.02.2018 
IGN on Security Council reform on 27 February 2018, intervention by Minna-Liina Lind, DPR of Estonia
On behalf of Estonia it is our pleasure to have you – two very distinguished Ambassadors – chairing these intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform at this session. We thank you for the ...
20.02.2018 
Statement by DPR Minna-Liina Lind on behalf of the ACT group at the general debate of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly, 20 February 2018
Let me 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 72nd session.   I have the honour to ...
06.02.2018 
Remarks by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Working Methods of the Security Council, 6 February 2018
Estonia, as a member of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group, fully endorses the statement delivered by Switzerland. Estonia, together with Costa Rica, has been at the forefront of the ...
25.01.2018 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Security Council Open Debate on "The situation in The Middle East, including the Palestinian Question", 25 January 2018
Mr. President,   Estonia aligns itself fully with the statement made by the EU. We share the view that despite all difficulties, we have to strive towards a just and comprehensive resolution ...
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