On 26 January in Geneva the delegation of the Republic of Lithuania, led by the Vice-Minister of Justice Ms. Jurga Greičienė, presented the third report on the human rights situation in Lithuania and the country's progress during the Universal Periodic Review conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
At the 40th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 - 25 January 2022 in Geneva, Lithuania offered human rights recommendations to Syria, Iceland and Venezuela.
On 13-14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest (Finistère, Brittany), France. The meeting is hosted by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
On the evening of 3 January, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis spoke by telephone with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the Bucharest Nine (B9) countries.
In its response to the informal Arria Formula meeting of the UN Security Council being held today, on 22 December in New York and convened by Russia to discuss "the situation of ethnic minorities and the glorification of Nazism in the Baltic and Black sea region", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania states that Lithuania sees this event as yet another effort to spread a false narrative about neighboring countries for political ends and as yet another attempt by Russia to divert the attention of the international community from the deteriorating human rights situation in Russia and from the military escalation at Ukraine’s borders. Russia's repeated attempts to manipulate UN Security Council formulas for disinformation purposes have been condemned in a statement by like-minded members of the UN Security Council and European Union member states and others, to which Lithuania has joined.
On 21 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis participated in the remote Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) Foreign Ministers’ meeting, which focused on the situation in Belarus, relations with China, topical items on the agendas of the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the rule of law in Europe.
On 15 December, Lithuania took the floor in the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Nada Al Nashif on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
On 13 December, the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels made a political assessment of the situation in Belarus, eastern Ukraine, and the economic pressure from China.
On 11-12 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas attended a meeting of the Vice-Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine in Lutsk, Ukraine.
On 2 December at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm, Sweden, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis called on the OSCE participating states to mobilise in order to resolve the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, and to fulfill their obligations in the areas of the rule of law, democracy, and human rights. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister condemned the restrictions on democracy and human rights in Russia and Belarus, the Minsk regime's hybrid attack against the EU, its campaign of orchestrating irregular migrant flows across its borders into Europe.
On 1-2 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the 28th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm, Sweden.
On 1 December, Chargé d’Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva Mr Donatas Tamulaitis met with the Under Secretary General for National Society Development and Operations Coordination of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Mr Xavier Castellanos and discussed the humanitarian challenges at the EU-Belarus border.
On 1 December in Riga, on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, thanked him for the U.S. contribution to regional security, and reminded that it was important to continue strengthening the Alliance's forces in the region in view of emerging security challenges.
From 30 November to 1 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Riga, Latvia.
On 29 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, who was visiting Lithuania.