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15.12.2015 
Statement by H.E. Marina Kaljurand Foreign Minister of Estonia at the United Nations General Assembly Review of the World Summit on the Information Society 15 December 2015
I am very pleased to be here today to mark the ten year review of the World Summit on the Information Society. We have come a long way. The world has experienced incredible economic and social ...
20.11.2015 
Remarks by Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations Under GA Agenda item 130: “Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basis with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers
20 November 2015 Mister President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. During the last year we have ...
18.11.2015 
Remarks by Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN at the Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Peaceful Societies and Conflict Prevention, 17 November 2015
Monsieur Président, Tout d’abord, permettez-moi d’exprimer mes condoléances les plus profondes et sincères aux familles de celles et ceux qui sont morts dans les attentats terroristes le vendredi ...
12.11.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the General Assembly on the Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly 12 November 2015
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 ...
10.11.2015 
Statement by Ms. Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative at the 2015 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities
  Mr. Chair, First of all congratulations on your election to preside of this conference. Estonia is committed to supporting the United Nations ...
21.10.2015 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Working Methods of the Security Council, 20 October 2015
Estonia as a member of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group aligns itself with the statement delivered by Switzerland and would like to add some additional remarks on the issue of ...
14.10.2015 
Statement by H.E. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the General Debate of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly First Committee , 14 October 2015
Thank you very much, Mr Chairman. Let me first congratulate you on assuming this position and you can be assured of our full support in your efforts to achieve a successful outcome ...
13.10.2015 
Remarks by His Excellency Ambassador Sven Jürgenson Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Women and Peace and Security, 13 October 2015
Mr. President, Estonia welcomes the adoption of the Resolution 2242 by the Security Council today, we were also one of the co-sponsors of the resolution.  Estonia aligns itself ...
01.10.2015 
Intervention by H.E. Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of Estonia at the Presentation of the Code of Conduct regarding Security Council action against genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, October 1st, 2015
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, As a member of the ACT group, Estonia welcomes the support expressed by a large number of UN Member States during the opening of the 70th session of the UN General ...
30.09.2015 
Statement by H.E. Mrs. Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Security Council Open Debate on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Settlement of Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and Countering th
Mr President, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Like many nations, Estonia is gravely concerned about the recent wave of aggressive terrorism and violent extremism. Following President Obama’s initiative, ...
29.09.2015 
Address by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, at the General Debate of the 70th United Nations General Assembly, 29 September 2015
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,When I addressed this assembly last year, foremost on our minds was the state of European and global security. The blatant violation of international law ...
26.09.2015 
Statement by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 26 September 2015
Mr. President, Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is a crucial year of global action towards a sustainable world. The historic agreement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...
26.09.2015 
Intervention by H.E. Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at the high-level event on “Selecting the next Secretary-General: Opening up the Process”, September 26, 2015
Your Excellency President Solis, Distinguished representatives of The Elders, Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is truly a pleasure being here today – at the 70th anniversary ...
25.09.2015 
Statement by H.E. Ms. Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia during the Interactive Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals: “Tackling inequalities, empowering women and girls and leaving no one behind”, 25 September 2015
For the outset, let me congratulate all of us for the historic agreement on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are all about leveraging life quality and human ...
12.09.2015 
Statement by the Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Minna-Liina Lind by the ACT group after the adoption of the resolution on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly, on 11 September 2015
Mr President, I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency group or in short ACT. The cross-regional ACT group comprises of 27 small and mid-sized countries ...
09.09.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the Seventh Informal Interactive dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect, 8 September, 2015
I have the honour to speak on behalf of Latvia, Lithuania and my own country Estonia. We fully align ourselves with the statement delivered by the European Union. I would like to join others ...
30.07.2015 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Islands Developing States , 30 July 2015
Mr President, First of all, I would like to thank New Zealand for convening the meeting on this important topic for the first time. I would also like to thank for all the presentations this morning. ...
30.06.2015 
Remarks by Mr Margus Kolga, Ambasador, Permanent Representative of Estonia At the UN Women Regular Session 2015
  I would like to thank Ms. Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General/Executive Director for her opening statement and for the presentation of the Report on progress ...
18.06.2015 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
Madam President, I want to warmly thank today´s briefers and in particular SRSG Leila Zerrougui for her statement and her tireless efforts. We also thank the Malaysian Presidency for organizing this ...
16.06.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga at United Nations at UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session
Mr. President, Mr. Executive Director, distinguished delegates,   At the outset I would like to commend the Executive Director, Mr. Anthony Lake, for the forward looking and visionary ...
09.06.2015 
Statement at the Eight Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Statement given by Minister of ForeignAffairs of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mrs. Keit Pentus-Rosimannus
Mr. President, Excellences, distinguished members of delegations and the civil society,            Estonia ...
27.05.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Protection of civilians in armed conflict: protection of journalists in conflict situations.
Mister President, I would like to sincerely thank the Lithuanian presidency for convening this open debate on protection of journalists in conflicts. Unfortunately ...
05.05.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the Meeting of the General Assembly in commemoration of all victims of the Second World War
I have the honour to speak on behalf of Latvia, Lithuania and my own country Estonia. We fully align ourselves with the statement delivered by the European Union. Today´s meeting is ...
04.05.2015 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga at the briefing on the humanitarian situation in Nepal caused by the earthquake
Dear Under-Secretary General, Excellences, Distinguished Delegates,   Firstly, let me thank the Under-Secretary General for the timely briefing.   Estonia acknowledges ...
04.05.2015 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga at the briefing on the humanitarian situation in Nepal caused by the earthquake
Dear Under-Secretary General, Excellences, Distinguished Delegates, Firstly, let me thank the Under-Secretary General for the timely briefing. Estonia acknowledges the seriousness of the disaster ...
29.04.2015 
Statement of H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Human Rights: Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples     Madame Chair, representatives of indigenous peoples and delegates,   Estonia ...
27.04.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of the ACT Group at the Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
Co-Facilitators, Thank you very much for convening this General Assembly Revitalization meeting on the selection and appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Estonia ...
22.04.2015 
Statement by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the High Level Debate on Promoting Tolerance and and Reconciliation and Countering Violent Extremism
Mister President, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,  I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We thank the President of the General ...
15.04.2015 
Statement on behalf of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Sexual Violence in Conflict, delivered by Ms. Inese Freimane-Deksne, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia
Madam President,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Latvia and Estonia. We would like to thank you for organizing the debate on sexual violence in conflict. ...
25.03.2015 
Remarks by Ms Minna-Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict
Je tiens à remercier la présidence française d’avoir organisé le débat ouvert de ce jour. Estonia aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. The focus of this ...
24.03.2015 
Statement by Ms Minna–Liina Lind, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations at the 3rd Session of Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Co-facilitators, My delegation fully aligns itself with the statement of the European Union. We would like to underline a few additional points. The Sustainable Development Goals and ...
12.03.2015 
Statement by H.E Ms. Marina Kaljurand, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Estonia at the General Debate of the 59th Session of Commission on the Status of Women
Excellences, distinguished members of delegations and civil society, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me also welcome the adoption of the political declaration on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ...
03.03.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
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. I would like to thank the ...
23.02.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Maintaining International Peace and Security: Reflect on History, Reaffirm the Strong Commitment to the Purposes and Principles
Mister President, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like thank the Chinese presidency for convening this open debate on Maintaining International ...
05.02.2015 
Estonian Pledge Statement by Kristel Lõuk at the UNICEF Executive Board First regular session
Mr President,   United Nations Children’s Fund is an important multilateral partner for Estonia. We have been supporting UNICEF´s activities since 1998, ...
03.02.2015 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga at the at United Nations at UNICEF Executive Board first regular session
  Mr. President, Mr. Executive Director, distinguished delegates,   Firstly I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, for taking up this important and demanding post ...
30.01.2015 
Statement on behalf of Estonia and Latvia at the the Open Debate of the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians
Mr. President,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Latvia and Estonia.   I thank the Secretary-General Mr. ...
22.01.2015 
Statement by H. E. Mr. Margus Kolga at the UNGA Special Session on Combating Antisemitism
Estonia, among other countries, is deeply concerned about the growing manifestations of hatred, intolerance, discrimination and anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere. We, all countries ...
19.01.2015 
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia on behalf of Estonia and Latvia at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Inclusive Development for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Madam President, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Estonia and Latvia. I thank the Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Chair ...
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