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    • RSS Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council briefing on ICC Sudan Added2015.06.29

      Mr. President,

      I would like to thank Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, for her briefing updating on Darfur referral.

      My delegation commends the Office of the Prosecutor for its sustained efforts to fulfill the mandate, given to the Court by this Council a decade ago. We agree with the assessment contained in the Prosecutor’s twenty-first report, and regret to see that major impediments to bringing those responsible for crimes in Darfur to account continue to persist.

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    • Lithuania’s Statement at the Security Council meeting in Arria format on “Indiscriminate use of Weapons, including barrel bombs, against civilians in Syria: what response from the international community? Added2015.06.26

      We have long lost count of the dead in the Syrian crisis. Quite a while ago, as we reached the 220000 deaths, we simply stopped counting. Probably, a unique case in the history of humanitarian crises. And Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of this century. The Syrian government has failed miserably in its responsibility to protect. Not only that- it is a perpetrator of crimes against its own civilian population. This past May was the deadliest month yet in the Syrian conflict, some 7000 deaths, of which more than 1200 civilians. 66 percent of those civilian deaths were due to airstrikes by the  Syrian air force helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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    • Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council debate on Afghanistan, UNAMA Added2015.06.22

      I would like to thank the Special Representative of the Secretary General Nicholas Haysom for the briefing. My delegation expresses appreciation for all important work you, UNAMA and all UN family are doing in Afghanistan.

      Lithuania aligns itself with the statement to be made on behalf of the European Union.

      Mr. President,

      Afghanistan is continuing its difficult transformation towards peace and self-reliance. The deaths of 16 civilians returning to their village by an IED in Marja district of Helmand province on 21 June, and  an attempted attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this Monday, injuring 31 civilians, are only some of the many reminders how challenging the situation remains. Against the daunting challenges, it is essential that the Afghan Government continues demonstrating its firm determination to end the conflict and improve the lives of its citizens.

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    • Vaiku debatu foto.jpg Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council open debate on children in armed conflict Added2015.06.18

      Mr. President,

      I would like to thank Malaysia for holding this open debate. I also thank the briefers for their presentations. Lithuania aligns itself with the statement to be delivered on behalf of the European Union.

      Armed conflicts continue to have a horrific impact on children. Recruited as child soldiers, stunted by malnourishment and starvation, forced to witness the death of their parents and siblings, abducted and turned into suicide bombers, sold on slave markets like cattle - children in conflict zones are denied even the most basic of human rights.

      Statements » Security Council » Human rights »
    • Lithuania's statement at the UN Security Council briefing on peacekeeping operations Added2015.06.17

      Mr. President,

      I would like to thank Lieutenant General Yohaness Gebremeskel Tesfamariam (UNMISS), Major General Michael Collesgaard (MINUSMA) and Major General Michael Finn (UNTSO) for their briefings.

      Lithuania welcomes this yearly opportunity to hear from UN force commanders on the most pressing challenges in today’s peacekeeping. Given the changing peace-keeping environment and the ever more complex challenges that peace keepers face, meeting once a year is the least we can do. Let me use this opportunity to express our appreciation to all the Force Commanders, whose sound judgment and decisions increasingly under fire are critical for the successful implementation of mandates, as well as for the lives of peacekeepers and those they serve to protect.

      Let me briefly touch upon the topics selected for today’s discussion.

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    • Foto CRPD.jpg Lithuania's statement at the 8th session of the conference of state parties to the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Added2015.06.09

      Five years passed since Lithuania has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. Today we can already make some assessment of what has been achieved in the area of social integration and project future perspectives.

      Our governmental policy in the area of social integration of people with disabilities is targeted at highlighting the personal abilities and social potential of persons with disabilities, promoting their independence, ensuring human rights, community involvement and responsibility.

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    • 2015 06 05 Ukrainos posedis.jpg Lithuanian representative at the United Nations emphasized Russia's responsibility for instigating tensions in eastern Ukraine Added2015.06.05

      On June 5 at an extraordinary United Nations Security Council meeting on Ukraine Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė noted that bloody offensive against Marinka village near Donetsk by Russian-backed separatists poses a serious threat to  Minsk Agreements. During the attacks against settlements in Marinka and other places, heavy weaponry have been used, which had to be withdrawn by Russia-backed groups, according to the package of measures for implementation of the Minsk Agreements, agreed on February 12, 2015.

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