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On 24 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part virtually in the Afghanistan Conference in Geneva and assured that Lithuania would continue to work together with the international community to help Afghanistan achieve peace, security and economic independence.

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UN human rights experts* said today they were gravely concerned by increased reports of mass detentions, intimidation and torture, and called on authorities to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force and unlawful retaliation at peaceful protests.

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On 19 November, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva, Ambassador Andrius Krivas, met with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Mr. Daren Tang.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated 75 thousand euros to provide humanitarian aid for those affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh armed conflict. The funds will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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On 12 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania H. E. Mr Linas Linkevičius took part in the high-level webinar dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

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On 9 and 10 November, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor at the 36th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review to address the human rights situation in the United States of America and in Croatia.

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On 9 November, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) elections took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Professor Dalia Leinartė, a candidate of Lithuania, was elected for the period 2021-2024 along with representatives of Australia, the Bahamas, China, France, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, and the Philippines.

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On 2 November, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor at the 36th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to address the human rights situation in Belarus.

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On 22 October, well-known Lithuanian artist Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė presented her art work „Wall“ at the opening of the art exhibition “The Future We Want” in Geneva‘s historic Palace of Nations. The art work was nominated to the United Nations Office in Geneva art contest by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Geneva.

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On 5 October 2020, Lithuania took the floor at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council in the general debate on technical assistance and capacity building. The Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas expressed Lithuania’s support for the work of OHCHR in providing technical assistance to Georgia and commended Georgia’s close cooperation with the Office.

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On 1st October 2020, Lithuania took the floor at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in interactive dialogue with the Dėputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights on the report of the Secretary-General on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights
30 September 2020
Intervention by the Nordic-Baltic States delivered by H.E. Amb. Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

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Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
21 September 2020
Intervention by the Nordic-Baltic States delivered by H.E. Amb. Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

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UN human rights experts* today strongly criticised Belarus for police violence against peaceful protesters and journalists and large scale detention following a controversial presidential election, and called on the international community to put pressure on Belarus to stop attacking its own citizens.

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Painting "Wall" by the well-known Lithuanian artist Ms Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė is among the three winners of the United Nations Office in Geneva art contest “The Future We Want”.

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