The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania will make a contribution of 60.000 Euros for humanitarian aid, out of which 20.000 Euros will be allocated through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to humanitarian assistance programme in Syria, 15.000 Euros through the World Food Programme (WFP) to humanitarian assistance programmes in Mali and Somalia, and 10.000 Euros to the government of Guatemala to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of a volcanic eruption.
On 26 July 2018 the UN Human Rights Committee published its findings on the civil and political rights record of Lithuania.
On 17 July 2018, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva together with UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and World Health Organization (WHO) organised a working lunch to discuss the gender perspective in the WHO agenda. At the invitation by the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas, the event was attended by CEDAW Chairperson Prof. Dalia Leinartė, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela, members of CEDAW as well as WHO officials in charge of the gender dimension in the work of the organization.
On 9-12 July, the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents held its 28th session in Geneva.
On 10–11 July in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Committee considered the fourth periodic report submitted by Lithuania in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
On 3 July, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 38th Human Rights Council session in interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine.
On 25 June 2018, the Delegation of Lithuania took the floor at the 38th Human Rights Council session in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.
Geneva, 5 June 2018. Professor Dainius Pūras of Lithuania, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, has been elected Chairperson of the Coordination Committee of UN Special Procedures.
At the ongoing 30th session of the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of human rights, on May 16 the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva, Ambassador Andrius Krivas, took the floor in the UPR interactive discussion with Cuba.
At the ongoing 30th session of the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of human rights, on May 14, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva, Ambassador Andrius Krivas, took the floor in the UPR interactive discussion with Russia.
At the ongoing 30th session of the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of human rights, on May 9, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva, Ambassador Andrius Krivas, took the floor in the interactive discussion with Uzbekistan.
Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Dalia Kadišienė, will be chairing the Committee on Trade Facilitation of this international organization for the upcoming year.
On 26 April, as every last Thursday of April since 2015, many countries over the world celebrate an International Girls in ICT Day, which is held under initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is holding its second session from 23 April to 4 May 2018 in Geneva. At the general debate Ms Jorūnė Martinavičiūtė, Third Secretary of Lithuanian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva delivered Lithuania‘s national statement which stressed Lithuania‘s resolute and continuous efforts to seek successful implementation of NPT goals in the fields of nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy.