The 63rd General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended on 22 July 2022. The event, which attracted more than 900 participants, took place on 14-22 July 2022 in Geneva.
On 15 July, the Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania in Geneva Mr. Arūnas Jievaltas made a statement on behalf of the Lithuanian delegation at the 63rd session of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (hereinafter - WIPO).
On 7 July 2022 in Vienna, at the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Lithuania urged Belarus not to violate OSCE commitments to ensure teaching in national minority languages. Belarus adopted new amendments of its Education Code, under which from 1st September 2022 it will no longer provide the education in Lithuanian language in Lithuanian schools in Rymdziuny and Pelesa.
Joint Statement at the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Improving Global Road Safety on the situation of road safety in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression on Thursday, 30 June 2022.
On 24 June, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Japan Aurelijus Zykas presented his letters of credence to Japan's Emperor Naruhito.
On 31 May in Reykjavik, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Iceland Asta Radikaitė presented her letters of credence to the President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson.
On 12 May, the Human Rights Council convened a special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression.
On 4 May, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Darius Stanulis met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer. The main focus of the meeting was Russia‘s aggression against Ukraine and ICRC‘s activities in this context.
Today, on 21 April, the Acting Head of the Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow Virginija Umbrasienė was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and informed about Russia’s decision to withdraw its consent to the functioning of the Consulate General of Lithuania in St. Petersburg. All employees of the Consulate General and their family members must leave Russia's territory within 15 days.
On 5 April, Lithuania officially opened its Honorary Consulate in the province Limburg of the Netherlands. It will be headed by an active local entrepreneur and public figure Aloys Bruggeman.
On 4 April, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United Arab Emirates Ramūnas Davidonis presented copies of his letters of credence to Abdullah Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Balouki, Assistant Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.
On 9 March, the Ambassador of Lithuania Darius Degutis remotely presented his letters of credence to the Governor-General of New Zealand Cindy Kiro.
On 3 March, 45 states of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), including Lithuania, following bilateral consultations with Ukraine, invoked one of the OSCE’s Human Dimension instruments – the Moscow Mechanism.
On 22 February, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva Ambassador Darius Staniulis met with the Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dr. Fabiola Gianotti. The meeting focused on cooperation between Lithuania and CERN especially in the field of science and research.
Forty six states, including all EU Members, have nominated the Belarusian Association of Journalists as candidate for the UNESCO 2022 Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.