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On 1 March, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas took part in a virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, which was co-hosted by the United Nations and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland. During the event, Lithuania announced its pledge to allocate EUR 100, 000 for humanitarian aid to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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On 9 December, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a virtual ministerial roundtable on the safety of journalists. The event took place in the course of the 2 days of the World Press Freedom Conference 'Journalism without Fear or Favour', organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and UNESCO.

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On 9 November, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) elections took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Professor Dalia Leinartė, a candidate of Lithuania, was elected for the period 2021-2024 along with representatives of Australia, the Bahamas, China, France, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, and the Philippines.

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On 6 November, Lithuania’s representative Feliksas Bakanauskas was elected to the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) for a period of three years (2021-2023) during the election of the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly. Bakanauskas became the first Lithuanian representative to be elected to this important and influential UN Committee.

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