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05.12.2016 
Statement of the Permanent Representative of Estonia, Mr. Sven Jürgenson at the Open Arria-formula meeting on Synergies between the Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and CEDAW, 5 December 2016
Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia would like to thank all the presenters today and the Mission of Uruguay for hosting this open Arria-formula meeting. The reason why we are here, is that we all ...
05.12.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, at the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 5 December 2016
Mr. Chairman,   Estonia values highly the work of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with the protracted emergency in the occupied Palestinian ...
28.11.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at Arria formula meeting „Cybersecurity and International Peace and Security”, 28 November 2016
First of all, I would like to thank Spain and Senegal for organizing this meeting and the panelists for their presentations. I hope that there will be more discussions on this important subject in the ...
21.11.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on „Protection of Critical Infrastructure against Terrorist Attacks”, 21 November, 2016
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank Ukraine for convening this very important and timely meeting. Cyber security is closely linked to today´s subject and I would like to focus on ...
21.11.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, at the 48th UN plenary meeting introducing draft resolution "Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the United Nations", 21 November 2016
Mr President, Distinguished Delegates, In accordance with the mandate given by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, I have the honour to ...
04.11.2016 
Key Note Statement by H. E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson at the Conference on Children´s Rights in the Migration Crisis and in the Digital Environment, 4 November 2016
Key Note Statement by H. E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and the President of the UNICEF Executive Board 4 November 2016, Tallinn Ladies and Gentlemen, We ...
25.10.2016 
Statement of the Permanent Representative of Estonia, Mr. Sven Jürgenson at the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, 25 October 2016
Mr. President Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of Estonia, I would like to thank all the speakers today, and a special thanks to the Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon for this year’s report on women, ...
21.10.2016 
Statement by Estonia at the 71st Session of the First Committee of the General Assembly after the briefing by the Chair of the GGE on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security, 21 October 2016
At the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly First Committee Other disarmament measures and international security Briefing by the Chair of the GGE on Developments in the Field of ...
19.10.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, on behalf of the ACT group at the informal meeting of the plenary with the Secretary-General-Designate, Mr. António Guterres
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General-Designate, 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 ...
18.10.2016 
Statement by H.E. Arto Aas, Minister of Public Administration of Estonia at the 3rd Plenary meeting of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Quito, Ecuado), 18 October 2016
10.10.2016 
Statement by Mr. Andre Pung, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva at the General Debate of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly First Committee
New York, 10 October 2016 Mr Chairman, let me first congratulate you on assuming the Chairmanship of the 71st Session of the UNGA First Committee. You can be assured of my delegation’s support and cooperation ...
21.09.2016 
Intervention by H.E. Väino Reinart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the high-level event on “New Secretary-General: Transformed Process, Transforming the UN?”
Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Conference Room 3, UNHQ Your Excellency President Solis, Foreign Minister Soini, Distinguished representatives of The Elders, Ministers, Ambassadors, ...
21.09.2016 
Address by the President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the General Debate of the 71st United Nations General Assembly
Mr. President, Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I address this assembly today for my tenth and last time. The first time I spoke here I addressed climate change and conflict, refugees, ...
19.09.2016 
Address by President Ilves at the Plenary Meeting of the Summit on Large Movement of Refugees and Migrants, 19 September 2016 at the United Nations
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia welcomes the unique initiative by the Secretary-General of the United Nations that for the very first time allows us, the entire international ...
19.09.2016 
Statement by Väino Reinart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the High-Level Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, September 19, 2016
Round Table 4 “Global Compact for responsibility-sharing for refugees; respect for international law”, While several years ago the refugees arriving by boats from the Middle-East and Africa were a concrete ...
18.09.2016 
Address by President Ilves at the UNICEF High-Level Event “Carry Light for Children” 18 September 2016 in New York City
Ladies and Gentlemen, Migration is as old as mankind. It will never stop, but we do need to manage it properly. During the last fifteen years, the number of international migrants and refugees worldwide, ...
17.09.2016 
Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN in his capacity as President of the UNICEF Executive Board
UNICEF Executive Board Second regular session 14-16 September 2016 Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I call to order the second regular session of 2016 and extend a warm welcome ...
14.09.2016 
Statement delivered by Kristel Lõuk, First Secretary, Estonian Mission to the UN at the 2016 second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board, 14 September 2016
Mr. President, Executive Director, distinguished delegates, I would like to thank the Executive Director, Mr. Anthony Lake, for his inspiring statement and the comprehensive overview of the recent achievements ...
13.09.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of the ACT group after the adoption of the resolution on the Revitalization of the work of the GA, 13 September 2016
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 and mid-sized ...
29.08.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the informal meeting of the General Assembly on the facilitation process and elements for the resolution appointing the Secretary-General, 29 August 2016
If you allow me, Mr Co-Chair, to add a few remarks now in my national capacity. As we have had a historic SG selection process so far and have now entered the most decisive phase, Estonia would like ...
29.08.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on behalf of the ACT Group at the informal meeting of the General Assembly on the facilitation process and elements for the resolution appointing the Secretary-General
On behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency group, comprised of 25 Member States from all regions, I would like to thank you sincerely for convening today´s meeting. We would also like ...
02.08.2016 
Joint Statement by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 2 August 2016
STATEMENT BY CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES A.I., THE DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE, OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA ON BEHALF OF ESTONIA, LATVIA AND LITHUANIA United Nations Security Council Open Debate on ...
20.07.2016 
Presentation of the Estonian Voluntary National Review at the High Level Political Forum by H.E. Mr Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Internal Affairs of Estonia, July 20, 2016
Presentation of the Estonian Voluntary National Review High Level Political Forum Mr Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Internal Affairs of Estonia July 20, 2016, UN Headquarters, New York   Excellences, ...
19.07.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Working Methods of the Security Council, 19 July 2016
Estonia, as a member of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group, fully endorses the statement delivered by Switzerland. Estonia, together ...
15.07.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Esotnia to the UN at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Human Rights of the UN General Assembly, 14 July 2016
Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia fully aligns itself with the statement (to be) delivered by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights.   This year ...
29.06.2016 
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC, 29 June 2016
Thank you Mr. President, Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the Netherlands on behalf of the European Union and would like to make some additional remarks. Firstly, while engaging ...
28.06.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the UN-Women Annual session, 27 June, 2016
Mister President, I would like to thank you and Madam Executive Director for your opening statements and for the Report on progress made on the UN Women strategic plan, 2014-2017, including the Midterm ...
16.06.2016 
Presentation by the President of the Executive Board of UNICEF, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on Report of the field visit to Argentina by the Bureau of UNICEF Executive Board in April 2016, 15 June 2016
UNICEF Executive Board´s Annual session Statement of the President of the Executive Board H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations 15 June 2016   ...
15.06.2016 
Closing Statement of the President of the Executive Board of UNICEF, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session, 15 June 2016
Distinguished Delegates, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now at the end of two and a half days of rich and stimulating discussions on several issues of significant import to UNICEF and the ...
14.06.2016 
Statement by H.E Mr. Margus Tsahkna Minister for Social Protection of Estonia at UNICEF Executive Board´s Annual Session, 14 June 2016
Mr. President, Executive Director, distinguished delegates I commend the Executive Director for his comprehensive statement on the work of UNICEF. Estonia highly appreciates the ...
13.06.2016 
Opening Statement of the President of the UNICEF Executive Board, H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, UNICEF Executive Board Annual session, 13 June 2016
UNICEF Executive Board Annual session 2016  Opening Statement of the President of the Executive Board H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations 13 June ...
10.06.2016 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on "Protecting civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations", 10 June 2016
Mr President, First of all, I would like to thank the French presidency for organising today´s open debate as well as all the briefers. Protection of civilians in armed conflicts remains ...
03.06.2016 
Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Joint Meeting of Executive Boards of UN Funds and Programs, 3 June 2016
2016 Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP, 3 June 2016 “Working in fragile contexts, inclusive of middle-income countries” Closing ...
02.06.2016 
Statement by Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on “Women, Peace and Security: Responding to human trafficking in situations of conflict-related sexual violence” on 2 June 2016
Estonia welcomes the report submitted in April by the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence and commends the work of the Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, ...
23.05.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of the ACT Group at the informal consultations of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, 23 May 2016
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 ...
23.05.2016 
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia and President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the World Humanitarian Summit Side Event on Child Protection May 23, 2016
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia and President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the World Humanitarian Summit Side Event: Leaving No Child Unprotected: Child ...
09.05.2016 
Statement by the Permanent Representative of Estonia Mr Sven Jürgenson at the 15th Session of the UN´s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 9th 2016
Mister Chair, As it is the first time that Estonia takes the floor during this session please allow me to congratulate you on your election as the chair for the Permanent Forum. Estonia values highly ...
22.04.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr Mr Marko Pomerants, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Estonia at the Signing Ceremony of Paris Climate Agreement, April 22, 2016
Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Reaching the Paris Agreement has been a major achievement! Now, after the Paris climate conference, we need to continue ...
21.04.2016 
Statement by H.E. Mr Marko Pomerants, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Estonia at the High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, 21 April 2016
Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia welcomes the global consensus on the 2030 Agenda, these 17 goals reflect comprehensively our common responsibility ...
15.04.2016 
Statement by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on “Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts” on April 14, 2016
Mr President, Thank you for organizing this debate. Since the last time the Estonian Foreign Minister spoke here in September 2015, terrorist aggression has tragically continued around ...
22.03.2016 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on behalf of the ACT Group at the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, 22 March 2016
First of all, we would like to join others in expressing sincerest condolences to the Belgian people and all others affected by the horrific terror acts in Brussels today. Mister President, Thank ...
16.03.2016 
Statement of the Minister of Social Protection H.E. Mr. Margus Tsahkna, at the UN Commission of the Status of the Women 60th session, 15 March, 2016
Excellences, distinguished members of delegations and civil society, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union earlier. Adoption ...
09.03.2016 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Security Council Reform, March 9, 2019
Madam Chair, Let me start by saying that Estonia greatly values your leadership in these IGN negotiations. We have heard in the course of today many useful historic insights on ...
08.03.2016 
Statement by Rena Tasuja, Counsellor to the Mission of Estonia to the UN on the UN Observance of International Women’s Day , Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality, March 8, 2016
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Firstly, I would like to thank UN Women for organising this event, and especially I would like to thank the Executive Director ...
23.02.2016 
Remarks by H.E. Mr Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, 23 February 2016
I would like to thank the Venezuelan presidency for organizing this timely debate on the Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture. Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered ...
03.02.2016 
Statement by Denmark on behalf of Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Panama, Sweden, Turkey, and Denmark on UNICEFs Humanitarian Work, UNICEF Executive Board First Regular Session, 2-4 February 2016
Thank you, Mr. President. I deliver this statement on behalf of Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Panama, Sweden, Turkey, and my own country Denmark.First of all, we wish to thank UNICEF for ...
01.02.2016 
Opening Statement of the President of the Executive Board H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, 1 February 2016
Good morning Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. I welcome all of you to the 2016 First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board. Special acknowledgement goes to those ...
19.01.2016 
Remarks by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN on behalf of the ACT Group at the General Debate of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, 19 January 2016
Mister President, Thank you very much for convening the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly at this session. I have the honour ...
08.01.2016 
Statement by Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Executive Board of UNICEF for2016, 8 January
Good morning, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, it is an honour and a great pleasure to serve as President of the Executive Board of UNICEF, an organisation ...
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