The President of Lithuania urges to focus on violence against women in Lithuania and the world The President of Lithuania urges to focus on violence against women in Lithuania and the world
    The role of female parliamentarians in implementing Women, Peace and Security agenda discussed at the UN The role of female parliamentarians in implementing Women, Peace and Security agenda discussed at the UN
    A better world can only be achieved through full participation of women A better world can only be achieved through full participation of women
    Minister Linkevičius stressed the importance of conflict prevention and responsibility for crimes against humanity Minister Linkevičius stressed the importance of conflict prevention and responsibility for crimes against humanity
    Speech by President Dalia Grybauskaitė at the United Nations General Assembly Speech by President Dalia Grybauskaitė at the United Nations General Assembly
    • RSS Statement by Lithuania on the UN High Level Political Forum Added2017.07.18

      Statement by Mr. Kęstutis Navickas

      Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

      "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world"

      Mr. President, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

      My delegation aligns itself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union. In my national capacity, allow me to underline the following.

      The entire world progresses in implementing Sustainable Development Goals that are universal, integrated and indivisible. Lithuania welcomes the approach to mobilize early action on each of them.  This year we discuss poverty eradication and promoting prosperity, though bearing in mind that sustainable development will be achieved only by sustaining peace and ensuring the respect to human rights.

      Statements » Sustainable development and climate change »
    • Statement by Lithuania at the 8th OEWGA on Ageing session Added2017.07.06

      Honourable Chairperson,

      Distinguished delegates,

      Older people in Lithuania meet age related challenges, and the task of the Government is to assist them and to give considerable attention for the issues related to the ageing society. In Lithuania older people are encouraged to take part in social, economic, political and cultural life by ensuring representation of their interests.

      Statements » Human rights »
    • Silaliene.JPG Statement by Lithuania at the 10th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Added2017.06.14

      Mr. President,

      Ladies and Gentlemen,

      Lithuania ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol in 2010 and has since taken measures to ensure its effective implementation and to guarantee quality life for persons with disabilities. Lithuania’s first implementation report was submitted in April 2016.

      Statements » Human rights »
    • Statement by Lithuania on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic States at the UN General Assembly meeting on Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development Added2017.06.02

      Mr. President,

      I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Baltic and Nordic States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and my own country Lithuania. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Poland align themselves with this statement.

      With the global number of refugees and displaced persons reaching tens of millions of persons, including hundreds of thousands in Georgia, the urgency to address the needs and plight of those affected is more than evident.

      The World Humanitarian Summit and UN summit for Refugees and Migrants held in 2016 have once again highlighted the crippling impact that protracted conflicts and continued displacement have on affected persons and communities, with serious repercussions at a regional and international level. Therefore we fully support the UN Secretary-General’s call for renewed efforts to prevent internal displacement, address its root causes and  support affected communities.

      This resolution commits us all to continue working for the protection and assistance to those who have been forcibly displaced from the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia regions of Georgia.  

      Statements » Humanitarian issues » General Assembly »
    • Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council open debate "Women, Peace and Security: Sexual violence in conflict" Added2017.05.15

      We thank the Uruguayan Presidency of the Security Council for convening the open debate on the issue that plagues and exacerbates many contemporary conflicts.

      At the outset, we commend Ms. Zainab Bangura, for her hard work and dedication as SRSG on conflict-related sexual violence for the past years. We congratulate Ms. Pramila Patten with her recent appointment and wish her success.

      I thank Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed and other briefers, Mr. Dieng and Ms. Jaf, for their critical contributions and testimonies. We welcome the comprehensive report of the UN Secretary-General and its recommendations.

      Lithuania aligns itself with the statements delivered by the European Union and the Group of Friends of Women, Peace and Security.

      Mr. President,

      Almost a decade has passed since the Security Council recognized sexual violence as a tactic of war. Despite all efforts of the international community, conflict-related sexual violence remains an acute issue. It is getting more complex with ever increasing violent extremism and terrorism, displacement driven by conflict, mass migration and human trafficking.

      Statements »
    • GoF nuotrauka.jpg Opening statement by Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite at the panel discussion on the safety of women journalists in conflict situations Added2017.05.03

      Women journalists and media workers are an integral part of the media fabric ensuring the constant flow news from around the world. It took persistence and determination for women journalists to break down barriers and stereotypes and be able to report from conflict zones.

      Statements » Human rights »
    • Capture.JPG Panel discussion: Safety of women journalists in conflict situations Added2017.05.01

      To mark the World Press Freedom day, the group of friends on the protection of journalists, co-chaired by the Permanent Missions of France, Greece and Lithuania to the United Nations, is organizing a panel discussion on the safety of women journalists in conflict situations.

      Reporting from conflict zones requires extraordinary determination and courage, especially as journalists themselves increasingly become the targets of the attacks. Being a woman journalist adds an extra layer of challenges.

      Human rights »
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