SR in International Organisations

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    21.01.2020
    | Oficiálna rozvojová pomoc | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    The Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) has successfully passed the demanding audit (Pillar Assesment) of the European Commision (EC).
  • 19.12.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić announced her decision to nominate the Slovak diplomat Drahoslav Štefánek to the position of Special Representative on Migration and Refugees.
  • 19.12.2019
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    (New York, 18 December 2019) – At its session the General Assembly of the United Nations elected Slovakia and Peru as the two new members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission for 2020-2021.
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    19.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Negotiating documents which in as soon as two weeks will be subject to the endorsement of the participants of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe – this was the main reason why the permanent representatives of the OSCE participating states visited Bratislava today, November 19, 2019, together with the representatives of their foreign affairs ministries and the OSCE Secretary-General, Thomas Greminger. The Ministerial Council will meet on December 5-6, 2019 and will be the high point of the chairmanship of Slovakia this year of this biggest regional security organisation with 57 participating states. The event today was opened by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in his capacity of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
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    09.10.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    “It is my pleasure to see that you have come to Slovakia since you surely know that it was here where the talks in the 5 format were initiated in 2002 and where the European Union and the US joined as observers in the negotiations in 2005,” these were the introductory words of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during his opening remarks at a session of the OSCE Permanent Conference for Political Questions in the Framework of the Negotiating Process on the Transdniestrian Settlement.
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    28.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    Yesterday (September 27, 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, began a series of bilateral events by meeting former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and President of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation Vuk Jeremić. The partners discussed the internal political situation in Serbia in the context of upcoming parliamentary elections in spring 2020 and the boycott announced by the opposition. Lajčák was interested to hear from Jeremic about the current status of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. The dialogue has been frozen after Pristina’s introducing 100% customs tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina in November 2018.
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    27.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    “Mediation is one of the key political mechanisms in conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.” These were the words of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, accentuated during yesterday’s (September 26, 2019) talks in New York, at an event held by the Group of Friends of Mediation. The chief Slovak diplomat also highlighted initiatives which support conflict prevention, sustainable peace and early warning systems.“It is necessary to build strong partnerships, without which conflict prevention isn’t possible,” emphasized Miroslav Lajčák. He maintained that mediation can work only if it is inclusive. There is also a trend of using digital technologies, in which the young generation’s active participation is key. “Young people must be actively involved in all stages of peacebuilding. What is extremely important is that they have connections to local communities, to be used when extending humanitarian aid or monitoring the observance of human rights. Young people have the potential to make the mediation effort richer with the use of unconventional methods and innovative approaches,” stated Minister Lajčák. In this regard, he emphasized the need to build awareness about digital technologies, their development, the opportunities they create, and, at the same time, the risks in new technologies or IT applications.
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    02.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a NATO
    Today (2 July 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach. The partners discussed the existing security situation in Europe and the plans of NATO to strengthen its readiness for current cyber and hybrid threats. The chairman of the Military Committee appreciated the Slovak Republic’s effort to increase its defence expenditure, and the ongoing modernisation of Slovakia’s armed forces. He also highlighted the importance of the unity of allies and the ability to speak the same language. “I do appreciate that NATO has goals that are clearly defined, and has been fulfilling them systematically. At the same time, NATO has been adapting to new challenges, which makes it a success story,” stated Miroslav Lajčák. Both officials assessed the situation in Ukraine, Afghanistan and the Western Balkans. They also gave attention to the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee is participating in the Military Leaders Conference, at the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces. The conference is being organized by the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces.
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    06.06.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Organizácia pre zákaz chemických zbraní | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic František Ružička received today (6 June 2019) Fernando Arias, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the occasion of his first visit to the Slovak Republic and his address at the Globsec conference. Both partners discussed in detail the current international developments in the prohibition of chemical weapons, as well as the importance of the operation of this organization and its irreplaceability, including the challenges and tasks that it is currently faced with.
  • 26.03.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    On the sidelines of the second day of the OSCE Counter-Terrorism Conference held in Bratislava on 25-26 March 2019, a trilateral negotiation was held under the leadership of Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Special Representative of Slovakia’s Chairmanship in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).