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  • 18.07.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák started his program in New York today (18 July) when he participated in and gave an address at high-level event on financing sustainable development, organized by incumbent President the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson. This has been the Minister´s first working visit in his official function of the President-elect of the 72nd UN General Assembly, unanimously elected on 31 May this year.
  • 06.05.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Migration will be one of the most high-profile topics of the upcoming 72nd UN General Assembly. It is a global phenomenon requiring a global solution. And the UN is the right place for generating the answers. This was said on Friday (5 May) at a meeting with representatives of UN regional groups (the Eastern European, African and Asia-Pacific) by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák. “We must move from reactivity to proactivity and come up with new solutions. One of them is also the Global Compact on Migration, setting out ambitious targets for us in 2018 to prepare it. So that the proposed solutions represent an adequate response from the international community to the problem affecting all countries, though in different ways," said the Minister. He added that migration is closely linked to all the UN agendas with stability, peace and security being prominent. It’s impossible to make sustainable progress in the areas like economic development, removing poverty or observing human rights without them. “The UN needs to adapt to the changing international environment.” Preventing conflict and their origination, as well as promoting sustainable peace represent core mission of this organization. If we want to succeed in these efforts, we need more synergy, a closer cooperation among Member States, and a more meaningful dialog. The UN is the best example of multilateralism, therefore it’s necessary to further reinforce the relevance of this international organization in resolving global problems,” said Lajčák.
  • 05.05.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    The current challenges, including the escalating tension in south-east Asia due to ballistic missile tests carried out by Pyongyang, the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as the latest developments in the Near East region, UN peace operations reform, as well as development architecture and management were core topics of the working meeting of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Thursday (4 May). “It’s necessary to restore the people´s trust in the UN, which the fate of millions of them in various countries is tied to. This could also happen if citizens´ interest in the state of affairs is revived and the UN role in resolving global, regional and local problems comes to be better understood. The world around us has been changing quickly and we cannot stand aside and afford not to follow these developments,” said Lajčák. According to him, conflict prevention, sustainable peace intermediation and the implementation of sustainable development goals present main challenges for the UN.
  • 18.04.2017
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Slovensko a OSN
    Slovak diplomacy celebrates another outstanding success: following February this year when Slovak diplomat of a long standing Ivan Surkos took over the job of the Head of the EU Delegation in Cairo, Egypt, Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Ambassador Oľga Algayerová, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to International Organizations in Vienna, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission in Geneva.
  • 28.03.2017
    | Slovensko a OSN
    On the initiative of the United Kingdom, the open debate at the ministerial level was held on 15TH March 2017 in the Security Council. The event was dedicated to the topic of human trafficking and modern slavery, which are one of the most lucrative kinds of international organized crime.
  • 23.03.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN |
    Supporting the work of and contributing to the solutions set forth by the UN General Assembly in core issues like climate change and its impact on the environment, economy and security dominated the address given by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák at the High-level Action Event on climate change at the UN in New York today (23 March). The event, organized by Chairman of the 71st UN General Assembly Peter Thomson, serves to reinforce synergies between the two mutually interlinked topics: climate change and sustainable development.
  • 24.01.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák gave an address today (24 January 2017) at the UN during the high-level dialogue entitled Building Sustainable Peace for All. In his address he highlighted that assuring a more secure and righteous world must be in the interest of all – developed or less-developed countries. "Peace and security are fundamental prerequisites for development and removing poverty. However, it’s also true vice versa: without development and removing poverty, it is not possible to achieve sustainable peace. Here it is, the intersection of development and security,” said Lajčák.
  • 23.01.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    During his working visit to New York, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with President of the ongoing 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson today (23 January 2017) to discuss the security and humanitarian challenges facing the international community. Both diplomats agreed that poverty and conflicts are at root of mass migration which along with terrorist activities of extremist groups such as Daesh represent challenging tasks for the UN. Lajčák said and confirmed that the Slovak Republic is aware of the UN´s irreplaceable role as a peace and security guarantor, sustainable development promoter and human rights advocate in the world.
  • 10.01.2017
    Permanent Representative of Slovakia Ambassador František Ruzicka met with participants of the Annual Conference to discuss transition(s) in the UN, USA, Europe and role of cultural diplomacy in world affairs.
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    On 20 December 2016 the UN Security Council held an Open Debate on the issue of Trafficking of Persons in conflict situations.
  • 15.12.2016
    The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University organized the Brexit simulation exercise on Thursday Dec 15. Michal Komada and Klaudia Bederková from the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the UN participated in this event as invited guests by the team assigned to play the role of the European Commission.
  • 07.12.2016
    Slovakia together with more than 20 countries took part 7th December at the event „Le Salon du Chocolat“ organized by Arab Ladies Club to the UN (ALUN) and the United Nations Africain Ambassadors Spouses Group (UNAASG) to celebrate the Holiday Season 2016. This presentation was part of cultural events under Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
  • 01.12.2016
    Slovak Dances for Triango and Orchestra hosted by Consul General of Slovakia Jana Trnovcova and Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN František Ružička in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.
  • 30.11.2016
    It is vital for sustainable peace and development that people feel safe, secure, and have confidence in their state. At the United Nations, Slovakia actively promotes the Security Sector Reform (SSR), to help ensure people are safer through effective and accountable security institutions.
  • 23.11.2016
    Permanent Representative of Slovakia Amb. Ruzicka had a great privilege and honour to host Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and madam Ban at the lunch at the Slovak residence paying tribute to his work serving humanity in the most impossible job.
  • 29.10.2016
    Students of the bilingual English-Slovak High School in Sučany during their visit of the Universities in East coast USA on October 29, 2016 met with the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador František Ružička.
  • 23.10.2016
    | Slovensko a OSN | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva
    24 October is annually celebrated by the international community as The United Nations Day, honouring thus the entry into force of the United Nations Charter. Today, the UN Charters celebrates its 71st Birthday and it still stands as a firm cornerstone of current international relations.
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    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Washington (5 October) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, following the announcement of the results of the UN Security Council decision that he heard when he got off the plane late Wednesday night in Washington, said: “First of all, I give my congratulations to Antonio Guterres, the most successful candidate, who has been chosen by the UN Security Council members. Even though Mr. Guterres does not come from the East European regional group that this time was expected to produce the new secretary-general under the unwritten rules, he was continually winning the greatest support in separate voting rounds.
  • 27.09.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Bratislava (27 September) – UN peace operations and Slovakia’s engagement in them were discussed by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, in his meeting with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, in Bratislava on Monday.
  • 25.09.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    New York (25 September) – More than 50 meetings, statements and events were accomplished during the weeklong working trip to the 71st UN General Assembly in New York by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. “The UN GA is an extraordinary week of intensive diplomatic activities, with officials from countries of the whole world meeting at one place. It presents a unique opportunity to manage to hold talks with numerous partners within a relatively short time span and to discuss a wide array of themes concerning bilateral relations as well as timely international issues,” stated Minister Lajčák. During his UN General Assembly stay, Minister Lajčák participated in 12 events dedicated to the migrant crisis, issues of peacebuilding and mediation, to combatting extremism, and the situation in the Middle East.