Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts – Security Council (27 May 2020)

The Security Council open high-level videoconference provides an opportunity to consider the annual report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict (S/2020/366). It offers an opportunity for an exchange on the current state of the protection of civilians in armed conflict; on enhancing compliance with international humanitarian law and international human … Read more Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts – Security Council (27 May 2020)

European Union on Middle East Peace Process – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (20 May 2020)

Virtual stakeout read by Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations on behalf of Members of the EU currently or previously on the UN Security Council (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, France and Poland), on the Middle East Peace Process.

Baltic states open Europe’s first corona pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as restrictions ease | ABC News

While the curve steepens in Russia, to the country’s west in the Baltic States the outbreak has been largely contained. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have opened their common borders, creating the first “travel bubble” within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic. A dozen Estonian border guards … Read more Baltic states open Europe’s first corona pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as restrictions ease | ABC News

European Union on the situation in Myanmar – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (14 May 2020)

European Union on the situation in Myanmar – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (14 May 2020) Virtual stakeout read by Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations on behalf of Members of the EU currently or previously on the UN Security Council (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, France and Poland), on … Read more European Union on the situation in Myanmar – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (14 May 2020)

European Union on Syria chemical weapons – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (12 May 2020)

Virtual stakeout read by Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations on behalf of Members of the EU currently or previously on the UN Security Council (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, France, Poland, and the United Kingdom) on the Security Council informal interactive dialogue on Syria chemical weapons.

Security Council President on Lebanon – Media Briefing

Press elements on Lebanon read by Ambassador Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), President of the Security Council for the month of May 2020. Members of the UN Security Council expressed support to Lebanon to help it “exit the current crisis, and to address the economic, security, humanitarian challenges, as well as the impact of COVID-19 facing the country … Read more Security Council President on Lebanon – Media Briefing

Life on Estonia’s ‘corona island’ – BBC News

A European island off the coast of Estonia has been labelled by locals as ‘corona island’ after becoming the hotspot for the virus and being placed into strict quarantine. The first Covid-19 cases on the island of Saaremaa emerged a month ago after a sports event was held there with a team from Italy. Now … Read more Life on Estonia’s ‘corona island’ – BBC News

European Union on Downing of Flight MH17 & Criminal Trial – Media Stakeout (8 April 2020)

Virtual stakeout read by Juergen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations on behalf of current and former EU members of the Security Council (Germany, France, Estonia, Belgium, Poland) on MH17 (Malaysian airline flight). In a joint statement, current and former EU members of the Security Council said the start of the … Read more European Union on Downing of Flight MH17 & Criminal Trial – Media Stakeout (8 April 2020)

European Union & UK on ballistic missiles in DPR Korea- Media Stakeout (5 March 2020)

Informal comments to the media by Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, on behalf of the EU members of Security Council and the UK: – Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations and President of the Security Council; – Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of UK … Read more European Union & UK on ballistic missiles in DPR Korea- Media Stakeout (5 March 2020)

European Union on Syria – Media Stakeout (28 February 2020)

28 Feb 2020 – Informal comments to the media by Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations on behalf of the current and previous EU members of the Security Council: – Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations; – Nicolas De Rivière, Permanent Representative of the … Read more European Union on Syria – Media Stakeout (28 February 2020)