On 19-20 November 2021, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is organizing a high-level forum 'Future of Democracy' which will take place in Vilnius. The Forum is convened in response to the worrying trends of contracting democratic space and authoritarian entrenchment. It is expected to bring together ministers of foreign affairs, representatives of international organizations, freedom fighters, academia, and representatives of free media from around the globe. The participants will seek to develop a set of concrete political measures which would help democracies build greater resilience and initiate revival of global democratic narrative.
On 15 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee Andrew Baker. Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, and the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist also attended the meeting.
On 14 October in New York, the UN General Assembly elected Lithuania to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the 2022-2024 term. 178 UN member states expressed their support to Lithuania. Until now, the country has been an observer state of the UN Human Rights Council and will become a full-fledged member for the first time on 1 January 2022 for a period of three years.
On 11 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended a meeting of the Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, and British Foreign Ministers in London, the United Kingdom, which focused on relations with Russia and China, the Euro-Atlantic security, climate change policy, cybersecurity, and economic cooperation.
On 11 October, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will pay a working visit to London, United Kingdom, to attend the meeting of foreign ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the United Kingdom.
On 8 October, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas, together with Estonian Foreign Affairs Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs attended the UN Sceurity Council meeting under the Arria format convened in Tallinn by Estonia intended to discuss human rights violations in Belarus.
On 7 October, Chargé d’Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva, Donatas Tamulaitis, took the floor at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in the General Debate on technical assistance and capacity building.
On 6 October, Chargé d'Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva Mr Donatas Tamulaitis took the floor at the general debate of the 72nd session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) programme.
On 5-6 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius participated in the 2nd part of the 2021 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, which gathered leaders and Ministers under the theme of “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”, to honour the organisation’s 60th anniversary and to focus on the crucial work at hand.
Delivered by the Chargé d'Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva Mr Donatas Tamulaitis
September 29, 2021
On September 27, Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Donatas Tamulaitis met with WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and discussed preparation for WTO Ministerial confernce (MC12).
On 20 September in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
On 20 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, as part of a delegation led by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, took part in the ceremony dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and honoured their victims, including the Lithuanian citizen Jelena Melnichenko.
On 19-22 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will participate in the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and in a number of high-level events in New York, the United States of America, as part of a delegation led by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda. At the same time, the 30th anniversary of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia’s membership of the UN will be celebrated.
On September 17, in Geneva‘s Palace of Nations the Baltic States celebrated the 30th anniversary of the accession to the United Nations and Centenary of their accession to the League of Nations.