The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
Intensifying the cooperation between the Slovak Republic and the United Nations (UN) in raising awareness about road safety among the general public was the topic discussed today (31 May 2019) during the meeting of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, with Jean Todt, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Road Safety.
Today (15 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, spoke at the 19th Review Conference on Slovak Foreign and European Policy, organized by the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In his remarks, the minister evaluated developments on the global and European scene, important trends of Slovak foreign policy and internal developments.
As the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák gave an address yesterday (7 March 2019) at the United Nations (UN) Security Council in New York. His address to the Council members focused on the priorities of Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship this year. These include especially conflict prevention, the alleviation of the impact of conflicts on civilians, effective multilateralism and a safer future, especially for the young generation.
Call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2019/2020.
Today (20 December 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, launched a book People come first: A Reflection on the 72nd UN General Assembly Session („Ľudia na prvom mieste – reflexia 72. zasadnutia Valného zhromaždenia OSN”) in which he sums up his one-year work in this important position. “After seventy-two years of the existence of the United Nations, the General Assembly was led by a Slovak diplomat – an opportunity that our country most likely will not have for another one hundred and fifty years. Therefore, I thought it would be suitable to map out the experience for future generations and share with other people what this work is about,” stated Minister Lajčák. He also emphasized how important multilateralism is in the world order, in which the UN plays a key role. The minister thanked his international team of thirty members with whom he had the pleasure to collaborate in New York. Four Slovaks were part of the team, and women comprised seventy percent. “It was the best team I have ever worked with. I would like to extend my thanks for their excellent work also this way,” said the head of Slovak diplomacy.