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On September 17, in Geneva‘s Palace of Nations the Baltic States celebrated the 30th anniversary of the accession to the United Nations and Centenary of their accession to the League of Nations.

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On 12 July, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas sent letters to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Filippo Grandi and the Director General of the International Organization for  Migration Mr. António Vitorino in which he provided detailed information on the increased flow of third-country irregular migrants from Belarus to Lithuania and asked respective organizations to react in accordance with their mandates.

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On 9 July, Lithuania took the floor at the Human Rights Council 47th Session’s Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations (UN) Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Nada Al-Nashif, based on the oral presentation of the human rights situation in Ukraine, and on the presentation of the Interim Report of the UN Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

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Intervention by the Nordic and Baltic States
delivered by H.E. Amb. Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva
7 July 2021

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Panel 2: Gender-equal socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Intervention by the Nordic and Baltic States
delivered by H.E. Amb. Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva
6 July 2021

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On 5 July, at the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) Interactive Dialogue took place with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin, who presented  report on significant deterioration of human rights situation in the country and made some recommendations.

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Intervention by the Nordic and Baltic States
delivered by H.E. Amb. Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva
1 July 2021

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On 28 June, at the 47th 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 once again condemned Russia's actions against Lithuanian justice officials who investigated and tried the tragic and complex January 13 case.

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On 24 June, at a virtual high-level event "Media Under Attack in Belarus: International Action Needed as Human Rights Crisis Intensifies” organised by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Geneva in cooperation with the non-governmental organizations —PEN America and the Human Rights House Foundation — the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis called on the international community to stand in solidarity with journalists detained and imprisoned in Belarus, as well as to seek their release, including Raman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega.

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On June 24, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania in Geneva, in cooperation with the non-governmental organizations PEN America and the Human Rights House Foundation, is organizing a virtual high-level event "Attack on the media in Belarus: International action needed as human rights crisis intensifies” at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

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In order to support the efforts of the United Nations (UN) in the field of human rights, Lithuania has allocated 15 thousand euros to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU).

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On 11 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas handed over, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award to the Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger.

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On 1 June, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers responsible for youth affairs of 11 EU member states sent a joint letter to Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and members of the European Commission responsible for youth, democracy and the dissemination of values, calling to action for human rights of juvenile political prisoners in Belarus and for a release of the detained and incarcerated minors.

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20 years ago, on 31 May 2001, Lithuania joined the World Trade Organization.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated 100 thousand euros to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF) managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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