“UNITED FOR ALBANIA” - First Summit of the Albanian Diaspora


The Summit was a major event organized for the first time by the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama in Tirana on 18-20 November 2016. The summit brought together for the first time prominent individuals from different areas, leaders or representatives of various organizations in the diaspora, as well as its members from all over the world. The Summit was the first pan-Albanian assembly where, together with authorities and other stakeholders in the country, options for establishing a genuine cooperation between the homeland and the diaspora in the world were analyzed.

Meeting held between the Permanent Representatives of Albania and USA


The Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations, H.E. Ms. Besiana Kadare received on October 24 at our Mission the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations H.E. Ms. Samantha Power.
Discussion focused on the excellent bilateral and multilateral cooperation between our two countries, notably in the areas of human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, countering violent extremism, as well as issues related to peace and security in the framework of the United Nations. 

Minister Bushati holds meeting with EU High Representative Mogherini and German FM Steinmeier


During his stay in New York in the framework of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati held a meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

Activity on: "Countering and preventing violent extremism through education" held in New York


In the framework of the UN General Assembly proceedings held in New York, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati attended the event on the "Fight against radicalization and violent extremism through education". This activity was initiated by Albania, in cooperation with the United States, the Vatican, Jordan, Morocco and UNESCO.

“Leaving No One Behind: Mother Teresa’s Enduring Message for the International Community Today”


“Leaving No One Behind: Mother Teresa’s Enduring Message for the International Community Today” sponsored by the Holy See Mission, together with the Permanent Missions of Albania, India, Italy, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Alliance Defending Freedom International


Intervention by Ambassador Besiana Kadare

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Niko Peleshi, Deputy Prime Minister of Albania - 22 April 2016


High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement

Your Excellency, Mr. Secretary General,
Honourable Heads of States and Governments,
Distinguished participants,

Today is a historic day!

Today we sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I am particularly glad and honoured and proud to be here today to sign the Agreement on behalf of Albania.

The great astronomer and one of the greatest philosophers of our time, Carl Sagan, in his book “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space” wrote:

Albania signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change - 22 April 2016


The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Mr. Niko Peleshi signed today the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, during the High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Address of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, H. E. Mr. Niko Peleshi


High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the
Sustainable Development Goals
21 April 2016

Action at all levels – National Implementation

Mr. President of the General Assembly,
Dear Colleagues and Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to start by congratulating you, Mr. Lykettoft, and your team for bringing us together to discuss about the Sustainable Development Goals that we, Member States, approved last September.

Remarks by Mr. Ervin Nina, DPR of Albania - CEPA Annual Meetings in New York- 21 April 2016


Thank you Madame Chair,

First, allow me congratulate with you for convening this meeting and for the work done for publishing of the “Final Report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGs”.

To begin, I would like to make a short introduction, why Albania decided to be a pilot Country for the Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong and Accountable Institutions and inclusive societies.

Statement by Ms. Elona Gjebrea, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs


UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem
United Nations, New York
19-21 APRIL 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a distinct honour to address you on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Albania, at this 30th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS). We welcome the opportunity for this important debate on addressing the world drug problem.


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