Lithuania's representative elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly
On 7 June, the Lithuanian diplomat Justina Krutulytė was elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the United Nations General Assembly. She will represent the Eastern Europe Regional Group, which has 23 members, at the 76th session of the General Assembly that is to begin in September 2021.
Krutulytė became the first Lithuanian representative to occupy this position. The Committee will be chaired by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN. In addition to Krutulytė, representatives of Spain and Egypt were also elected as Vice-Chairs of the Committee, while Costa Rica’s representative will serve as the Rapporteur.
The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. All of the UN member states are entitled to representation on the Sixth Committee as one of the main committees of the UN General Assembly.
Krutulytė is a career diplomat, who began her diplomatic service in 2008. From 2011 to 2012, she took part in the U.S. Department of State's Trans-Atlantic Experts Programme. In 2012-2015, Krutulytė worked at the Embassy of Lithuania to the U.S. Since 2018, she has served at the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York.