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 Thursday, November 27, 2014
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PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
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NEWS AND STATEMENTS
 
26/11/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council November wrap-up session

Mr. President,

We are almost at the end of another busy month. Busy, yet skillfully facilitated by a Presidency with a clear sense of purpose, efficiency and transparency. This month the Council focused its discussions on a number of issues that Lithuania finds particularly pertinent.

Take the first-ever briefing with the heads of police components and the resolution on UN Police. Just as the debate with the heads of military components during the Argentinian presidency, it allowed us to hear directly from the commanders of the most rapidly growing UN peacekeeping component on efforts to stop community violence, ensure accountability and build national justice institutions. It was very encouraging to hear police commanders reaffirming that protection of civilians and in particular women and children is the key priority for UN peacekeeping. The Council has been consistent in sending this message through the country specific and horizontal resolutions. Both, Member States and the Secretariat, have to reinforce their efforts in ensuring that peacekeepers are prepared and willing to actively intervene when the most vulnerable are in need of protection.

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25/11/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council meeting on sanctions

Mr. President,

I would like to thank you for taking the initiative to organise this timely briefing on general issues concerning sanctions. I also thank Under-Secretary General Jeff Feltman and Secretary General of Interpol Jurgen Stock for their informative briefings.

In 2014, two new sanctions regimes were set up- CAR and Yemen, making it a total of 15 sanctions regimes. Sanctions, however, remain rather an exceptional measure taken by the Security Council under Article 41 of the Charter, with a view to maintaining or restoring international peace and security.

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25/11/2014  Statement by Lithuania at the UN Security Council briefing on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Mr. President,

Thank you very much for organizing this briefing on the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004).

The risk of WMDs getting into the hands of non-state actors remains a continuously evolving threat that must be countered in concerted international action with greater robustness, determination and vigilance, with every state doing its part. Nowadays terrorist groups and illicit networks turn to indiscriminate violence of unthinkable magnitude. To achieve their heinous goals these groups are seeking to acquire nuclear, chemical and biological materials.

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21/11/2014  No EU support for Russia's glorification resolution at UN General Assembly's Third Committee

On 21 November UNGA Third Committee voted on the annual resolution on combating glorification of nazism and other contemporary forms of racism submitted by the Russian Federation. The resolution was adopted by 115 votes in favour, 3 against, and 55 abstentions. All EU member states, including Lithuania, abstained on the resolution.

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21/11/2014  Explanation of vote of EU member states on draft resolution on Combatting glorification of Nazism

Madame Chair,

I have the honor to speak on behalf of the European Union to explain our position on the draft resolution contained in document L.69/Rev1.

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20/11/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN General Assembly's debate on the situation in Afghanistan
20/11/2014  Lithuania's statement UNSC Briefing from Heads of Police Components of the UN peacekeeping missions
20/11/2014  Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister called on international community to fight terrorism more effectively
19/11/2014  Lithuania's statement a the UN Security Council open debate on Counter Terrorism, delivered by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Andrius Krivas
13/11/2014  In UN Security Council Lithuania urged Russia to end undeclared war against Ukraine
Archive 
31/10/2014  Statement at UNSC wrap-up briefing
28/10/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council open debate on women, peace and security
27/10/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN General Assembly 1st Committee's thematic discussion on other weapons of mass destruction
24/10/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN General Assemly 3rd Committee interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
24/10/2014  Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council meeting on situation in Ukraine
18/07/2014  STATEMENT AT THE SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFING ON UKRAINE
01/05/2014  STATEMENT BY LITHUANIAN AMBASSADOR AT UNSC WRAP-UP MEETING
29/04/2014  STATEMENT AT THE UNSC OPEN DEBATE ON MIDDLE EAST
13/11/2013  INCREASED COOPERATION WITH LA FRANCOPHONIE HAILED AT THE PARIS MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE
03/10/2013  STATEMENT BY LITHUANIA AT HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Archive 

At November 19 UN Security Council meeting on Counter Terrorism, Lithuania as a Security Council member state was represented by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas. Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė briefed the Council as the Chair of Counter Terrorism Committee.

 

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