- 2018-12-10 On 10 December, the Minister Linas Linkevičius and the Political Director Asta Skaisgirytė are participating in the EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings in Brussels
- 2018-12-10 On 10 December at 8:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is participating in the EU Foreign Ministers‘ meeting with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December at 10:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting at the Seimas
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Darius Skusevičius is participating in the 10th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Albinas Zananvičius is participating in the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) in Brussels
Lithuania allocates funds to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocated EUR 20, 000 to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) towards humanitarian assistance.
The CERF has been set up to provide UN humanitarian assistance to victims of natural disasters or armed conflict in a prompt and smooth manner. The CERF provides funding to people most in need through a network of international organizations: the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), etc.
The CERF is funded by voluntary contributions from donors. The main donors are UN member states. Other supporters include private donors and other funds. The viability of the CERF depends on donors' generous support. In 2017, Lithuania also allocated EUR 20, 000 to CERF.
In 2018, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry allocated a total of EUR 265, 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Mali, Guatemala, to help Palestinian refugees, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.