On 13 December, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Australia Gediminas Varvuolis opened the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Darwin. Egle Garrick, an active member of the Lithuanian World Community, was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in the Northern Territory.
On 11 November, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) published its findings on how Lithuania is implementing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
On 30 October, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Austria Donatas Kušlys presented his credentials to Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
On 31 October, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 74th session considered the sixth periodic report of Lithuania on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Lithuanian Days in Scotland, a unique series of events showcasing Lithuania, will be held in Edinburgh and Glasgow 22-25 October 2019. Over four days, local Scots and the Lithuanian community in Scotland will be invited to meet leading Lithuanian figures of culture and academia, hear symphonic poems of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and get familiar with Lithuanian documentary cinema.
On 11 October, the seventh Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Turkey was officially opened in Ürgüp, Cappadocia. It is headed by the Chairman of Cappadocia Touristic Hoteliers Association and the Vice President of the Ürgüp Chamber of Commerce and Industry Yakup Dinler.
On 13 September, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Armenia Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė presented her letters of credence to the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian. Lithuania's Ambassador also conveyed greetings from the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.
On September 12, Embassy of Lithuania in Canada together with the Embassies of Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Moldova organize an international conference to mark the 80th anniversary of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The key speaker of the conference will be Garry Kasparov who is a former chess-master, pro-democracy activist and one of the Russian opposition leaders. The conference will involve a panel discussion about the legacy of the Nazi-Soviet Pact today, featuring international experts and political leaders.
On 12 September, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the state of Israel Lina Antanavičienė presented her letters of credence to the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
On 1 September, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United Arab Emirates Edminas Bagdonas presented his letters of credence to the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Ambassador also conveyed the greetings of the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.
On 30 June at the Vienna House of Literature, the Federal Chancellery of Austria awarded the state award in a solemn ceremony to the Austrian journalist, writer, radio presenter, translator, and a great friend of Lithuania Cornelius Hell for translating contemporary Lithuanian writers and poets into the German language.
On 25 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador Audra Plepytė was elected as Chair of the fifth Meeting of States parties to the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. A. Plepytė is the first representative of the Eastern European Group to chair the meeting of the States Parties to the Convention after its entry into force in 2010.
On 18 June, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Japan Gediminas Varvuolis conferred the award of honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Lithuania's Diplomacy Star – on the Director of the Japan Lithuania Exchange Centre (JLEC) Kenjiro Tamaki. The Mayor of Toyohashi Koichi Sahara and delegation members, the former Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania Kazuko Shiraishi, many JLEC members, and other friends of Lithuania attended the awards ceremony.
From June 12 to 16, the Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis is visiting Singapore, where he takes part in ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation, https://www.asef.org/) Board of Governors meeting and other bilateral meetings. In his speech, the Ambassador underlined the importance of increasing visibility of the Foundation, particularly among the youth, and thanked ASEF for presentation of ASEF programs to Lithuanian artists, who are looking for support to their projects in Asian countries. During the meeting, attention was also paid to the reform of the Foundation and current issues.