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11.12.2012 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia at High-Level Conference 2012 Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
Mrs. Chairwoman, First of all, I would like to thank you for your tremendous work and personal commitment to coordinate and ensure effective and timely humanitarian response in crises. ...
04.12.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Mr. Chairman,   Estonia values highly the work of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). We find it extremely important that UNRWA constantly ...
03.12.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the 21st International Conference on Health and Environment: “Food security and and Sustainanability: Commemorating Holodomor”
Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia commemorates the millions of victims of the famine-genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, known as Holodomor. This is a tragedy everybody should remember as one ...
30.11.2012 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the UN Security Council open debate "The role of women's civil society organisations in contributing to the prevention and resolution of armed conflict and peacebuilding"
Mr. President, First of all I would like to thank the Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary Ladsous and Ms ...
19.11.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations United Nations Security Council Debate: "Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Piracy"
Thank you, Mr. President for convening this meeting. I would also like to express appreciation for the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, for his statement.   Estonia ...
06.11.2012 
Statement by H. E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Estonia’s Ambassador-at-large for the ICC: Agenda Item 74: Report of the International Criminal Court
Mr President, I am speaking in my capacity as President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and as Estonia’s Ambassador-at-large for ...
17.10.2012 
Statement by H. E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court at the Open Debate in the Security Council on Peace and justice, with a special focus on the role of the ICC
Mr President,   I am speaking in my capacity as President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and as Estonia’s Ambassador-at-large ...
10.10.2012 
Statement by Ms. Liis Lipre-Järma, legal adviser at the 67. Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Agenda item 83: “The rule of law at the national and international level”
Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered earlier by the EU.   In addition I would like to make the following remarks:   The high-level meeting and declaration ...
01.10.2012 
Statement by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia H. E. Mr. Urmas Paet at the Forum of Small States (FOSS) Conference on Small States
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the organizers for convening this meeting today, bringing together the small states around the world. Despite being called small, ...
01.10.2012 
Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the Roundtable Discussion on Responsibility to Protect: Deepening our commitment to mass atrocity prevention
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Firstly, I would like to thank you inviting Estonia to this meeting of R2P friends. Responsibility to Protect is undoubtedly an increasingly ...
26.09.2012 
Address by the President of Estonia H. E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves to the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Check against delivery!   Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is an honor once again to address the United Nations. This year I would like to focus ...
25.09.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations at the UN Democracy Caucus Annual Informal Ministerial Meeting
Excellences, Distinguished representatives of governments and international organizations, Partners from civil society and private sector, Ladies ...
24.09.2012 
Address by the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the High-level panel discussion on Strengthening the Rule of Law: the Fight against Corruption and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Growth
  Check against delivery   Excellences,   Distinguished representatives of governments and international organizations,   Partners from ...
24.09.2012 
Statement by the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels
Check against delivery   Thank you Chair,  Secretary-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   In the 2005 World Summit here at the UN states agreed ...
19.09.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations at the Open Debate in the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict
Mr President, I would like to join the others by thanking the Security Council for organizing this open debate and by expressing gratitude to the President of the Council, for his continuous efforts ...
11.09.2012 
Statement at UNICEF Executive Board Second Regular Session 2012
Mr. President, Mr. Executive Director, distinguished delegates,I would like to thank the Executive Director Mr. Anthony Lake for his inspiring statement, as always, and the comprehensive overview ...
05.09.2012 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations at the Fourth informal interactive dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect
I would like to join the others by thanking the PGA for convening this meeting and by expressing gratitude for the SG for his address. In addition, allow me to thank the SG’s former Special Advisers ...
05.09.2012 
Statement by Estonia at the UNDP Executive Board Second Regular Session
Mr. President, Madam Administrator, Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues,I would like to thank Madam Administrator for the comprehensive overview of the recent achievements and challenges in UNDP, ...
23.08.2012 
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle Address For a European Culture of Trust
23 August 1939 was a dark day for Europe. On that day, the Reich Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop and Molotov, the Soviet People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs, signed the heinous Hitler-Stalin ...
20.07.2012 
Statement by Estonia at the ECOSOC humanitarian affairs segment
Mr. President, Madam Under-Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, Estonia welcomes this debate on the strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. ...
05.07.2012 
Statement by the Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, at the UN Conference on Arms Trade Treaty
Mr. President, Let me start by joining other delegations in congratulating you for your excellent chairmanship of the preparatory process of the Arms Trade Treaty and for assuming the chairmanship ...
29.06.2012 
UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board, Joint statement on cost-efficiency
Thank you Mr. President, I am pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, USA, Estonia, Israel, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, France, United Kingdom, Japan, ...
27.06.2012 
Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at the UNFPA Executive Board Annual sessioon 2012
Mr. President, Executive Director, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,I would like to thank the Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for the very comprehensive overview of the progress and ...
25.06.2012 
Statement by Estonian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters and Other International Organisations in Geneva Mr. Jüri Seilenthal at the UNDP Executive Board Annual sessioon 2012
Mr. President, Madam Administrator, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,I would like to thank Madam Administrator for the 2011 annual report in its new comprehensive and readable format, as well as ...
25.06.2012 
Statement by the Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, at the UN Security Council open debate “Protection of civilians in armed conflict”
Mr. President, Estonia welcomes this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts and thanks the presidency for organizing it.  Estonia fully aligns itself with the statement ...
21.06.2012 
Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The world around us is changing rapidly. But too often we focus only on the political and economic aspects of the change. The more the world ...
08.06.2012 
UNICEF Executive Board, Joint statement on cost-efficiency
Thank you Madam President,I would like to deliver this statement on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bangladesh, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Japan, The ...
06.06.2012 
UNICEF Executive Board, Joint Statement on Gender Issues
Mr President,I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Denmark, Estonia, El Salvador, Finland, Iceland, Kenya, Norway and Sweden. First, let me take this opportunity to welcome and ...
05.06.2012 
Statement by the Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, at the UNICEF Executive Board Annual session 2012
Mr. President, Executive Director, distinguished delegates, I would like to thank the Executive Director Mr. Anthony Lake for the very comprehensive overview of the progress and achievements in 2011 ...
29.05.2012 
Statement by the Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, at the UN-Women Executive Board Annual Session 2012
Thank you Mr. President, Ms. Bachelet, distinguished colleagues, I am glad to recognize that UN-Women has became functional organization with its own budget, Financial Regulations and Rules, the ...
10.05.2012 
Statement by the Permanent Representative, H.E. Margus Kolga, at the UN Democracy Caucus meeting
Thank you Madam Chair,At the outset let me thank Mongolia for organizing this meeting and for giving an overview of the achievements and planned activities.  We welcome the Mongolia’s decision ...
18.04.2012 
Statement by H. E. Margus Kolga at the Informal plenary meeting on an outcome document of the high-level meeting on the Rule of Law
At the outset let me thank Ambassadors of Denmark and Mexico for co-facilitating these negotiations and assure our full support to you. Herby Estonia also aligns itself with the statement made ...
02.03.2012 
Statement at the 56. Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Madam Chair, distinguished members of delegations and the civil society, Estonia aligns itself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union and would like to make the following comments ...
23.02.2012 
Statement by H.E. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, at the United Nations Security Council open debate “Women, peace and security”
Mr President,Allow me to begin by aligning myself with the statement delivered by the European Union and by thanking you for convening this open debate on what is surely one of the most important ...
09.02.2012 
Estonian Pledge Statement at the UNICEF Executive Board
Mr President, It is already 15th year for Estonia to support UNICEF activities. We have supported so far with almost 1,5 million EUR as total via annual non-earmarked contributions, as well ...
08.02.2012 
Joint Statement at the UNICEF Executive Board on Private Fundraising
Mr. President, On behalf of Austria, Estonia, Israel and Finland, I would like to congratulate UNICEF and its national committees on the extensive private fundraising carried out in 2011 as well ...
08.02.2012 
Joint Statement at the UNICEF Executive Board on Country Programme for the Republic of South Sudan
I am speaking on behalf of the delegations of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxemburg, Sweden, United States, New Zealand and The Netherlands. We ...
07.02.2012 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga at the UNICEF Executive Board
At the outset, allow me to congratulate you, Mr. President, for your election. I thank the Executive Director Mr. Anthony Lake for the overview of the 2011 highlights and his innovative vision ...
02.02.2012 
Joint statement on gender in UNDP at the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board
Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, I am pleased to be delivering this statement on behalf of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, ...
24.01.2012 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the UN-Women First Regular session of 2012
Mr. President, It is my pleasure to take the floor and commend Ms. Bachelet and her team for the developments they have achieved throughout the past year making UN-Women functional and operational organization. ...
19.01.2012 
Statement by H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador-at-Large for International Criminal Court, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, at the UN Security Council open debate on the Rule of Law
At the outset let me congratulate South Africa for organizing this debate. Estonia aligns itself with the statement by the representative of the European Union. Estonia welcomes the increased focus ...
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