On March 15, the Permanent Missions of Lithuania, Canada and Germany to the United Nations, together with the UNDP, Women in Parliaments Global Forum and International Civil Society Action Network, organize a panel discussion “The role of female Parliamentarians in implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”. The event aims at increasing the active involvement of female Parliamentarians and civil society to institutionalize the inclusion of women in peace and security processes on global and national level.
Allow me at the outset to congratulate Mr. Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on your country’s successful presidency of the Security Council for the month February and for having organized this debate. The theme proposed for discussion today allows us to evaluate current threats to international peace and security posed by the conflicts in Europe and discuss the best ways to tackle them.
I would like to start by congratulating newly appointed co-chairs of the IGN on Security Council Reform, Ambassador Dr. Ion Jinga of Romania and Ambassador Mr. Mohammed Khaled Khiari of Tunisia, and wish them great success in driving this difficult topic forward. Lithuania is ready to continue its engagement in these negotiations in a constructive and result-orientated manner.