Marina Kaljurand

Member, European Parliament


Ms. Kaljurand started her duties as the Member of European Parliament in July 2019 after resigning from the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu). Ms. Kaljurand is also the member of the Estonian Social Democrats Party since June 2018. She is a member of the UN Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters since 2020 and was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019). Ms. Kaljurand chaired the Global Commission of the Stability of Cyberspace (2017-2019). From 2015-2016 Ms. Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister. She has also served twice as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE), in 2014-2015 and in 2016-2017. Ms. Kaljurand has served as Ambassador of Estonia to the State of Israel, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. She has headed the legal working group at the Estonian accession negotiations to the European Union and was the Chief Negotiator in Estonian accession negotiations to the OECD. Ms. Kaljurand graduated cum laude with an LLM from the Tartu University in 1986. She has a professional diploma from the Estonian School of Diplomacy and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.