Posts tagged as UN security council

Estonia raises Russia’s aggression against Georgia at UN Security Council

Friday, August 7, 2020

At a formal meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Estonia alongside the United States, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom raised the issue of Russia’s actions against Georgia. “This week marks 12 years since the beginning of Russia’s aggression in Georgia. We considered it important to draw the international community’s attention at the Security Council to the fact that Russia’s aggression in Georgia has not waned,” Estonian…

Latvia aims for a seat on UN Security Council

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Latvia has set an ambitious foreign policy goal: to be a member of the UN Security Council, Latvian Television reported July 27. Latvia has never been a member of the UN Security Council. Therefore, Latvia will stand in elections in 2025 for a seat of a non-permanent member state of the UN Security Council. Diplomats, foreign experts and representatives of non-governmental organisations gathered at the country’s presidential residence in Jūrmala…

B3+1 – meeting with the Baltic countries

Monday, July 20, 2020

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting his Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian counterparts in Tallinn today (20 July). This is the 26th time that the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Germany are meeting to coordinate their foreign policy both in the European Union and beyond. Following the last meeting in Hamburg in 2019, Estonia is hosting the gathering this year. Prior to his departure, Foreign Minister Maas said: Together with my…

Estonia’s presidency at UN Security Council calls out Russian cyberattacks

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Estonian diplomats holding the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council have raised cyberattacks as a separate issue for the first time in the organisation’s history. In an interview with LRT.lt, Estonian Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson said the country left a “digital footprint” at the Council. Estonia became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021 and held the rotating presidency in May. “In March 2020,…

Estonia promises to keep Ukrainian issue on UN Security Council agenda

Friday, January 3, 2020

The issue of the occupation of Ukraine will constantly be on the UN Security Council agenda. “The issue of the occupation of Ukraine, in particular of Crimea, is of utmost importance now, and we will try to keep it on the agenda constantly. This is the most pressing issue,” Sven Jürgenson, the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, said in a commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent. When asked…

Estonian parlt speaker, Croatian president acknowledge common values

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Estonian parliament speaker Henn Polluaas and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic acknowledged at their meeting on Tuesday that Estonia and Croatia are close in terms of their their common values and world view and stand for a rules-based world order. “The relations between our two countries are excellent,” Polluaas was quoted by parliament spokespeople as saying. “Although we are not neighbors, our histories have a lot in common, and we have…

President Kersti Kaljulaid in Germany, Slovenia and the US this week

Monday, June 3, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid has a week of international visits coming up, starting in Germany, and culminating in a visit to the UN in New York. The UN meeting will coincide with the vote on the next non-permanent seat on the organization’s security council. Estonia is in the running for the spot. On Monday and Tuesday, the president is to be one of the keynote speakers at the “Day of German…

Germany has big plans for UN Security Council seat

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Germany is once again occupying a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. How does it plan to use it — and what is the country’s current involvement in UN missions? German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’ business trip to New York in June has borne fruit. He had long been making the case for Germany to have a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, the United Nations’ most important…

China is Still Trying Very Hard to Have a Negotiated Solution

Friday, September 28, 2018

Donald Trump chaired a meeting of the UN security council at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday where he accused China of interference in the upcoming US mid-term election. Pauline Loong, Hong-Kong-based economist, for her views on Trump’s rhetoric and economic war towards China. Trump’s accusations come as he imposed heavy trade tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this week. Accused of escalating a trade war, Donald Trump was undeterred as he threatened a further…