SR in International Organisations
- 09.12.2016| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Hamburg (9 December) – 57 OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) member states adopted Slovakia´s candidacy for the OSCE Chairmanship in 2019, as approved by the OSCE foreign affairs ministers at their 23rd Ministerial Council in Hamburg on Friday. Slovakia´s candidacy for the OSCE Chairmanship was mentioned in the address given by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in Hamburg yesterday. He highlighted that Slovakia offers its potential, experience and dedication to peace and stability. Slovakia has long-term been pointing to the OSCE as one of the crucial and most relevant instruments the international community has at hand in redressing and avoiding conflicts and sources of the tension in the European continent.
- 06.12.2016| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a NATO
Brussels (6 December) – NATO foreign affairs ministers are holding talks on today’s security challenges 6-7 December. Slovakia is represented by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák. With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, as well as partners from non-member countries Finland and Sweden in attendance, the Alliance ministers discussed and adopted more than 40 proposals for implementation of the EU-NATO Joint Declaration from the July 2016 Warsaw Summit (the same list adopted that day at the session of the Council of the EU). The agreed measures will deepen the cooperation in such areas as the fight against hybrid threats, cyber defense, sea security, building defense capacities, trainings and support of partner countries in building their defense and security. “We see the decision made today as a beginning of the approximation process of the two institutions. There are more opportunities for cooperation and we will work hard to see that they are fully used,” stated Minister Lajčák.
- 25.11.2016| SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva
Ministerial declaration by the foreign ministers of the like-minded group supporting a relaunch of conventional arms control in EuropeWe, the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Slovak Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation, are deeply concerned about the continuing erosion of the rules-based European security order. In our part of the world, peace and stability, including the peaceful settlement of conflicts, have been guaranteed for decades by a reliable, rules-based order firmly grounded in well-established and non-negotiable principles of international law such as territorial integrity, sovereignty, inviolability of international borders, the right to neutrality and the free choice of alliances and one’s own security policy, as enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of Paris.
- 26.10.2016| Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo SR v Rade EÚ | SR a EÚ
Santo Domingo (25 October) – The European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will develop tighter and more ambitious cooperation. This was agreed by foreign affairs ministers from both groupings at their historical joint summit in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Slovakia was represented by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák. “This ministerial meeting has confirmed our common determination to bring more dynamics and intensity into the EU-CELAC political dialogue,” stated Minister Lajčák.
- 06.05.2016| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Bratislava (6 May) - Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, who is on an official visit to Slovakia upon the minister’s invitation, in Bratislava today. Minister Lajčák appreciated the role of the international organization UNESCO as a leader in the areas of science, education, culture and conservation of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
- 14.01.2016| Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Kultúrna diplomacia | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
UNESCO’s United Nations Stage in Paris hosted a peculiar performance of Antigone by Slovak artist Milan Sládek on 14 January 2016. The show was Slovakia’s artistic contribution to support UNESCO’s call Unite4Heritage addressed to the global public. The Slovak Republic is among the coalition members exerting maximum effort in educating the global public to safeguard unique elements of the common world heritage.
- 13.11.2015| SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Slovakia presented its periodic reports before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenOn 12 November 2015, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) examined the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Slovakia on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
- 18.06.2015| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Bratislava (18 June) – Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, in Bratislava today, who is visiting Slovakia this week. The partners discussed timely issues of human rights’ protection and promotion in the Slovak Republic and also in the broader European setting.
- 25.02.2015| SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
The annual General Assembly of the Slovak National Commission for UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) took place on the 25th February, 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in the presence of experts from various fields such as Education, Culture, Environment, Informatics, Geology, Hydrology, Social and Human Sciences, Bioethics, Human Rights and Ecology.
- 04.12.2014| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Lajčák at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel: "Developments in Ukraine force us to rethink how to better protect our security, prosperity and values”Europe stands at the crossroads between security and instability, between peace and further military escalation, between cooperation and new dividing lines. Our efforts should thus focus on deescalating tensions, bridging differences and arranging solutions. This was said today (December 4, 2014) by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in his address given at the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Basel, Switzerland.