Lithuania in the News
7th June 2015
|Lithuania Takes up the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the Second Time|
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius chairing
the UN Security Council. Photo courtesy urm.lt
Highlights of Lithuania's May presidency were the adoption of two Security Council resolutions and a Security Council Presidential statement. Lithuania drafted a resolution on small arms and light weapons, which was cosponsored by 56 UN Member States, and was adopted by the Security Council on May 22. Lithuania's second resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones was unanimously adopted by the Security Council on May 27. It had been cosponsored by 48 UN member states and that Security Council meeting was chaired by Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius himself.
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius also personally chaired the high-level Security Council meeting on "Terrorist attacks and threat to international peace and security" on May 29. This resulted in the Security Council adopting a Presidential Statement on foreign terrorist fighters, aimed at halting the flow of foreign terrorist fighters in the conflict zones.