On 14 January, Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations was elected as the Vice-President of the Bureau of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Lithuania's Ambassador will work along with the Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh, Brazil, Morocco, and Switzerland.
Prof. Dalia Leinartė is nominated by the Govenrment of Lithuania for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for the 2021-2024 term of office (elections will take place in 2020).
On 26 September in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius spoke at the launch of the Alliance for Multilateralism hosted by France and Germany. Initiatives to increase multilateral efforts to achieve global goals, including those related to media freedom, climate change, cybersecurity, and women's rights, were presented during the event.
"We cannot ignore violations of international law, aggression, and impunity. We must work together to strengthen multilateral cooperation," said Lithuania’s Foreign Minister.
President Gitanas Nausėda met with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
During the meeting, the President expressed support for the UN Program of Action, whose priorities include maintaining peace and security around the world and assisting states in conflict resolution. The President also said he backed the UN reform initiated by the Secretary-General aimed at bringing about changes in the systems of peace and security, organizational development and governance.