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On 13 July, at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor in the interactive dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán and condemned Russia's actions against Lithuanian justice officials who investigated and tried the tragic and complex January 13 case.

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On 10 July, at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor in the interactive dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin.

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On July 9, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries during the Human Rights Council‘s Interactive dalogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Mr Clément Nyaletsossi Voule.

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On July 3, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Professor Dainius Pūras presented his last annual report to the UN Human Rights Council.

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On June 18-19, Lithuania took the floor during the interactive dialogue on Ukraine and the general debate on technical assistance and capacity building at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The interlocutors discussed topical issues of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s participation in the WHO and a possible invitation to a session of the World Health Assembly as observer on 18 May.

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On 30 April 2020, at the informal discussion with Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Chair of the Coordination Committee of UN Special Procedures, and Prof. Dainius Pūras, Member of the Committee and the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Lithuania together with other Nordic and Baltic  states reaffirmed their commitments on gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights and stressed the importance of access to information in addressing COVID-19.

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In order to support the efforts of the United Nations in ensuring respect for the human rights, Lithuania has allocated 30 thousand euros to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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On 9 April 2020, at the informal discussion with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Geneva Lithuania together with other member states expressed support for human rights-based approach in addressing COVID-19 pandemic and called on all states to safeguard free and independent media and ensure unhindered access to information.

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In support of the joint efforts of the international community to fight the COVID-19 and to support refugees as one of the most vulnerable groups of the society, Lithuania has allocated funds to humanitarian aid. 

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On 5 March, Lithuania’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Andrius Krivas presented to the Director-General of the International Labour Organization Mr. Guy Ryder the Instrument of Ratification of the Republic of Lithuania of the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

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On 5 March, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 43rd Human Rights Council session in general debate on thematic reports.

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On 4 March, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 43rd Human Rights Council session in the interactive dialogue on human rights defenders.

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On 27 March, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 43rd Human Rights Council session in the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the root causes of the human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar.

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