We must bring what is happening in Belarus to the world’s attention and hear from those on the ground. Briefers on #BYHumanRights: UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin; Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya; Vice-Chairman of the Viasna Human Rights Center, Valiantsin Stefanovic; Legal Expert for the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Volha Siakhovich. The meeting is chaired by Urmas Reinsalu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. The meeting was initiated by Estonia and co-sponsored by UN Security Council members the United States and United Kingdom, as well as Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine.

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Mission Staff

H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations

Gert Auväärt
Deputy Permanent Representative

Kristel Lõuk
Security Council Political Coordinator

Maris Riisenberg
Security Council Deputy Political Coordinator; Counter Terrorism Committee

Katri Lõhmus
1st Committee – Disarmament and international security; Security Council – non-proliferation, disarmament, chemical weapons, North-Korea, Iran (JCPOA), cybersecurity

Endrik Raun
2nd Committee – Development, environment, economy and finance, UN funds and programmes; humanitarian and development aid, UN procurements; UN elections; Security Council – Youth, Peace and Security, hunger and conflict, South Sudan

Helen Kaljuläte
3rd Commitee – Human rights; Women, Peace and Security, child protection in conflicts, sexual violence in conflicts, protection of journalists in conflicts, protection of civilians in conflicts, internet freedom

Mikk Rebane
4th Commitee – Special political and decolonization; Security Council – Middle East Peace Process (MEPP), Yemen, Iraq (incl. Sanctions Committee), Golan

Andre Lipand
5th Commitee – Administrative and budgetary matters; Security Council – Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Peacekeeping

Merje Mägi
6th Commitee; Legal Advisor; UNODC, mediation, prevention

Kristel Kaeval
Security Council Sanctions Coordinator

Tiina Paju
Security Council – North Africa, Libya; West Africa, UNOWAS, Western Sahara, Mali, Sahel, Lake Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa, Peacebuilding

Anneli Lepp
Security Council – East Africa, Somalia, Sudan (incl. Sanctions Committees), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya; Piracy

Anneli Leega Piiskop
General Assembly Plenary; Security Council – Americas and the Caribbean, the Pacific, South-Asia (Myanmar), Climate and security

Rena Tasuja
General Assembly, Security Council – Ukraine, Georgia, frozen conflicts in Europe, Western Balkans, Cyprus (UNFICYP), UN-EU cooperation, UN-OSCE cooperation, Afghanistan and Taliban Sanction Committee, UNRCCA; Migration

Peeter Raudsik
Security Council – Syria, Iran, Lebanon, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida, UNITAD

Colonel Aivar Salekešin
Military adviser (MSC, Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations (C34), SSR, Action for Peace)

Paul Kuldkepp
Administration of the Representation (maintenance, supply and other service work, vehicle maintenance, driving)

Tea Izzo

Siiri Lind