Posts tagged as UN

Estonia to support Ukraine during its presidency of UN Security Council in May

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba agreed on Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s positions and interests in the framework of Estonia’s presidency of the UN Security Council in May 2020. Kuleba discussed this issue during a phone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu on Monday evening, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service. “The parties agreed to make efforts to counter the spread by Russia of distorted…

UN Security Council hosts coronavirus security discussion

Friday, April 10, 2020

The UN Security Council (UNSC) held a discussion Thursday on the COVID-19 and its potential effects on peace and security. Estonia is a non-permanent UNSC member for 2020-2021. “Estonia has driven the conversation on the UNSC on how it should address the rapid spread of coronavirus, and resulting instability which could affect international peace and stability,” foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) said, according to a ministry press release. “Yesterday’s meeting…

Isis starting to reassert itself in Middle East heartlands, UN warns

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Islamic State has begun to reassert itself in its heartlands in the Middle East and continues to seek opportunities to strike in the west, the United Nations has warned. A report to the UN security council based on recent intelligence from member states describes how the group is mounting increasingly bold insurgent attacks in Iraq and Syria, calling and planning for the breakout of its fighters from detention facilities and…

Estonia joins UN Security Council, cybersecurity a priority

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Estonian flag has been raised at the UN Security Council in the US, where the Baltic country has been elected to serve as the non-permanent member in 2020 and 2021. “Unprecedented visibility and experience” are the key motivators for the presidency, Estonian Foreign Minsitry undersecretary Paul Teesalu told ERR. “Membership would provide invaluable experience and know-how. We saw this benefit with our ally, Lithuania, which was a member of…

Kaljulaid discusses UN Security Council at Warsaw Leaders’ Forum

Friday, December 13, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in the Leaders’ Forum in Warsaw on Thursday during an official visit to Poland where she also met with President Andrej Duda. The two heads of state participated forum and discussed Polish and Estonian goals in the UN Security Council. Duda gave Kaljulaid a symbolic baton of membership in the group of the Eastern European on the UN Security Council. Poland was elected member of the…

Brazil at risk of losing vote in UN General Assembly

Friday, December 6, 2019

There are risks that because of failure to pay its debts to the United Nations Organization, Brazil could lose its voting rights in the UN General Assembly, Reuters reports. Brazil has the second biggest debt to the UN after USA – its debt is USD 415.8 million. The country needs to pay USD 126.6 million before the end of 2019 or it may lose its voting rights in the UN.…

Estonian MEP: UN needs strong, united EU

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Estonian MEP Urmas Paet along with a delegation of the European Parliament’s committee on foreign affairs met with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in New York on Monday. Paet said that the meeting focused on challenges faced by the UN. “Both the UN and the European Union have always been advocates of multilateralism and international cooperation,” Paet said. “This is also why we noted at the meeting with Guterres that in…

We can save the planet with the help of technological solutions – Levits

Thursday, September 26, 2019

In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Latvian President Egils Levits said that technologies have the potential to save the planet. ”The climate, too, is global. Climate change must be tackled at international, state and individual levels. We must collaborate across borders to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Empowerment of youth can play an important role in climate action, as we recently witnessed in…

Estonia joins 56 countries in UN high-level womens’ health meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Estonia joined 56 other nations in a high-level World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on health, which included statements on access to health services connected with women’s and girls’ sexual health and reproductive rights, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports. The meeting took place on Monday, during the UN’s General Assembly running this week, which has brought President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre), foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) and…

Lithuanian president, in his UN speech, warns against Russia’s continued aggression

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Russia is attempting to further destabilize neighboring countries and has been continuing its “appalling” military action against Ukraine for five years now, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said before the United Nations in New York last night. In his first address to the UN General Assembly, the Lithuanian president said that “determination to adhere to international law is often the last barrier separating our countries from unpredictable and therefore dangerous disorder”.…