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    • RSS Lithuania allocates funds for humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone Added2017.09.21

      Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated EUR 10,000 in humanitarian aid to the International Committee of the Red Cross for Sierra Leone. In 2017, Lithuania allocated EUR 220,000 in humanitarian aid for persons affected by conflicts and natural disasters in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali and Sri Lanka.

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    • XX sale - pasisakymas.jpg Lithuania Draws HRC Attention to Violations of Crimean Tatars' Rights Added2017.09.20

      On 20 September 2017, Lithuanian delegation took the floor in the UN Human Rights Council's Interactive Dialogue on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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    • XX sale.jpg Lithuania Speaks at UN Human Rights Council Added2017.09.19

      Lithuania took the floor at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in the Interactive Dialogue with the Commissions of Inquiry (CoI) on Syria on 18 September and on Burundi on 19 September 2017 in Geneva.

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    • Nordic-Baltic Statement Advocates Women's Human Rights, Condemns Discrimination and Violence Added2017.09.15

      On 15 September 2017, the Baltic and Nordic countries made a joint statement at the Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective which took place in Geneva in the framework of the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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    • CED 1.jpg Lithuania Presents Report on Protection of Persons from Enforced Disappearance Added2017.09.06

      A Lithuanian Government delegation led by Vice-Minister of Justice Paulius Griciunas visited Geneva on 4-5 September 2017. The delegation took part in the consideration of the report of Lithuania at the 13th session of the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances. The delegation included representatives from the Ministries of Justice, Social Security and Labour, Interior, National Defence, General Prosecutor’s Office, Criminal Police Bureau, Prisons Department, State Mental Health Centre, and Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Geneva.

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    • renatos.png Trade Policy Review: European Union Added2017.07.10

      On July 5 and 7, the thirteenth review of the trade policies and practices of the European Union takes place at the World Trade Organization.  The EU remains critically important to world trade as the second-largest exporter and importer of goods, the largest exporter and importer of services, and the largest trading partner for 80 countries.  In advance of the meeting, the EU received over 1000 written questions from WTO Member States that touch upon wide spectrum of EU trade policy issues. At the meeting, WTO Member States welcomed open and transparent EU trade policy and its active role in the WTO however encouraged further liberalise trade in agricultural products and prudently use trade defence instruments. Many countries were interested in Brexit and implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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    • ITA.png World Trade Organisation celebrates 20th anniversary of the Information Technology Agreement Added2017.06.28

      On 27-28 June, the World Trade Organisation organised Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). Since its entry into force, the ITA has eliminated tariffs on a wide range of IT products with a current annual value of approximately US$ 1.7 trillion. Over the past 20 years, world ITA exports have more than tripled in value and now represents 15 per cent of total merchandise exports. The Agreement has not only made high-tech products more affordable but has also helped to promote innovation and to support developing countries’ integration into global production chains.

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