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On 19-20 November 2021, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is organizing a high-level forum 'Future of Democracy' which will take place in Vilnius. The Forum is convened in response to the worrying trends of contracting democratic space and authoritarian entrenchment. It is expected to bring together ministers of foreign affairs, representatives of international organizations, freedom fighters, academia, and representatives of free media from around the globe. The participants will seek to develop a set of concrete political measures which would help democracies to build greater resilience and initiate rejuvenation of global democratic narrative.

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On 20 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Sakharov Prize winner, Ukrainian film director and human rights activist Oleg Sentsov, who is visiting Lithuania.

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On 20 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Embassy of Belarus in Lithuania and handed in a diplomatic note, expressing a strong protest against repeated violations of the Lithuanian state border.

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On 18 October in Luxembourg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council, which focused on the Eastern Partnership, the migration crisis caused by the Belarusian regime, the EU’s relations with the Gulf countries, the situation in the Western Balkans region, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and other foreign policy issues.

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On 15 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee Andrew Baker. Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, and the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist also attended the meeting.

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On 14-15 October, Ambassador Vaidotas Verba, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the International Organizations in Vienna, participated at a conference „ODIHR: three decades and ready for the future Democracy, human rights and security“ marking the 30th anniversary of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

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On 14 October in New York, the UN General Assembly elected Lithuania to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the 2022-2024 term. 178 UN member states expressed their support to Lithuania. Until now, the country has been an observer state of the UN Human Rights Council and will become a full-fledged member for the first time on 1 January 2022 for a period of three years.

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Malmö International Forum, 12-13 October 2021

The Lithuanian government is engaged in a number of initiatives on Holocaust remembrance and education, which are to be implemented within a 5-year perspective. The most significant of them include opening new museum spaces and updating existing school curricula incorporating modern teaching recommendations on the Holocaust. This is an important contribution to raising awareness and educating society not only about the Holocaust but also the ages rich history of Jews in Lithuania. It was extensively presented during the year 2020, which was officially dedicated to the Vilna Gaon and saw a significant increase of interest in Jewish life, history and heritage in Lithuania.

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On 11 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Liz Truss in London, the United Kingdom. The interlocutors expressed their positions on relations with China and Russia, particularly focusing on prospects of bilateral economic cooperation.

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On 11 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended a meeting of the Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, and British Foreign Ministers in London, the United Kingdom, which focused on relations with Russia and China, the Euro-Atlantic security, climate change policy, cybersecurity, and economic cooperation.

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On 11 October, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will pay a working visit to London, United Kingdom, to attend the meeting of foreign ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the United Kingdom.

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On 8 October, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas, together with Estonian Foreign Affairs Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs attended the UN Sceurity Council meeting under the Arria format convened in Tallinn by Estonia intended to discuss human rights violations in Belarus.

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On 7 October, Chargé d’Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva, Donatas Tamulaitis, took the floor at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in the General Debate on technical assistance and capacity building.

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On 6 October, Chargé d'Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva Mr Donatas Tamulaitis took the floor at the general debate of the 72nd session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) programme.

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On 5-6 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius participated in the 2nd part of the 2021 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, which gathered leaders and Ministers under the theme of “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”, to honour the organisation’s 60th anniversary and to focus on the crucial work at hand.

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