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Thursday, 28.05.2015, 21:04
On 27 May, the United Nations Security Council [unanimously] adopted a resolution, drafted by Lithuania, on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. Scaling up efforts of the global community to ensure safety of journalists and media professionals is among its main goals, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.
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President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, who is of Lithuanian descent. The meeting focused on Lithuanian-U.S. cooperation in the fields of security and energy, as well as bilateral economic ties and possibilities to strengthen them. The security situation in our region and Ukraine was also discussed at the meeting, reported BC presidential press service.
On 22 May saw the conclusion of the month-long Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Thorough and meaningful discussions took place on all the three NPT pillars – disarmament, non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as well as on regional issues. Regrettably, the states were unable to reach a consensus on organizing a separate conference on the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is proud to announce the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Mwape Kumwenda, a reporter for Muvi Television in Zambia; Anna Nemtsova, a contributor for The Daily Beast and Newsweek in Russia; Lourdes Ramírez, a freelance journalist in Honduras; and Linda Deutsch, a special correspondent and trial reporter (retired) for the Associated Press, reports BC IWMF.
The American IT company Hewlett-Packard (HP) has begun the liquidation process of its Latvian subsidiary, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv information.
From May 4 to 15, in New York, associated with the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the 11th session of the U.N. Forest Forum was being held. Participants of the Forum were working on the joint Resolution to facilitate a further development of the Forest Forum, strengthening the international agreements on forests until 2030, ensuring the development of a strategic plan and guidelines for further work as well as improving involvement of stakeholders and non-governmental organization in the forum activities, reported BC the Ministry of Agriculture.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Monday met with heads of one of the world's largest insurance companies – American International Group (AIG) and discussed business development possibilities in Lithuania. The USA-capital company has established as service centre in Vilnius where 400 new jobs will be created, reports LETA/ELTA.