“Small States, Different Approaches: Estonia and Norway on the UN Security Council”, Kristin Haugevik, Piret Kuusik, Kristi Raik and Niels Nagelhus Schia (EFPI, Estonia)

In 2021, Estonia and Norway served as elected members of the United Nations security Council (UNSC). Both being relatively small states, defending multilateral cooperation and rules-based international order were important common goals. Common priority areas of Estonia and Norway in the UNSC include conflict resolution and peacebuilding, protection of human rights and especially women´s rights and addressing new security challenges in the fields of cyber and climate. Looking at Estonia´s and Norway´s performance in 2021, some interesting differences can be identified.

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