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On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 in the evening, the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN, Ambassador Michal Mlynár with his spouse Andrea, and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Ms. Melissa Fleming opened an exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Slovak Republic and Slovakia´s membership of the UN: “Successful Launch of Mission Slovakia” on the grounds of the UN Headquarters.

As a part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Slovakia`s membership at the UN, the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN, Ambassador Michal Mlynár, in cooperation with the Slovak-American Cultural Centre (S-ACC), and the local branch of Živena, organized an informal discussion, “fireside chat”, for Slovaks living in the USA, under the title „Slovakia at the UN, then and now”.

The Permanent Representative of Slovak Republic to the UN in New York, ambassador Michal Mlynár together with his wife Andrea, organized a Gala Evening on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Slovakia’s membership to the UN.

The first part of the celebrations was organized by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Riga as a gala concert which took place on Wednesday, January 18, in the Great Hall of the J. Vitols Academy of Performing Arts in the capital of Latvia.

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Riga celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Slovakia and Slovak-Lithuanian diplomatic relations with two events in Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, the appointment of the current Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Michal Mlynár, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) with headquarters in Nairobi.

On Wednesday, 14 December 2022, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic organised a Christmas Jazz Concert for partners and friends of the department of diplomacy at the Palugyay Palace in Bratislava.

On 9 December 2022, the Slovak film drama Cellar produced by L. Filusova was screened at the 15th annual international film festival in Noida.

The UN General Assembly adopted on 14 November 2022 a resolution recognizing that the Russian Federation must bear all legal consequences of its violations of international law in or against Ukraine, including making full reparation for all the injury caused.

Andrej Stančík, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, as a member of the official delegation of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger, visited Finland and Estonia from 9 to 11 November 2022. In Tallinn, he met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Kyllike Sillaste-Elling.

Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York organized the flagship event of cultural diplomacy in the USA in 2022 – the second edition of Slovaks in Concert in the prestigious Carnegie Hall on November 3, 2022.

The Canadian series How I Got Here, which documents diverse journeys of immigrants to Canada from around the world, dedicated one of its episodes to Slovakia.

The 56th annual Canadian-Slovak Professional and Business Association Scholarship Dinner was held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Montreal.

A seventh edition of Visegrad group countries film showcase is back in Riga after a two-year pause caused by the global pandemic.

On 26 October 2022, a kick-off event for the delegated cooperation project "EU Support For Local Media Outlets in the Republic of Moldova" took place in Chisinau.

On the initiative of the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Canada, Vít Koziak, and in close cooperation with Michelle Rempel-Garner, Member of the Canadian Parliament, a meeting of the leadership of the Canada-Slovakia Parliamentary Friendship Group was held in Ottawa on 26 October 2022.

During the UN Security Council briefing on Ukraine on 21. October 2022, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo stressed that Accountability remains crucial as new allegations of atrocities have emerged in areas recently returned to Ukrainian Government control.

The UN General Assembly adopted on 12 October 2012 a resolution condemning the illegal annexation of part of the Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation.

On the occasion of the International Dyslexia Day (October 8th), the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the UN in NYC together with UNESCO, UNICEF and the international dyslexia organizations DISFAM and OIDEA organized an event with the aim of drawing attention to the hidden obstacles in achieving educational and professional goals that every 10th person faces. The event was supported also by the Permanent Missions of Spain, Ghana, India, Cyprus and the Dominican Republic to the UN.

On 12 October, Ambassador Pavol Ivan attended the launch of the Energy Vulnerability Fund, which will allow citizens to register for a system that redistributes financial compensation for increased energy bill prices.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA SR), Ingrid Brocková, delivered a speech on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, on the premises of the Foreign Ministry, as part of this year's meeting of the heads of the Slovak Institutes abroad. At the meeting, the participants exchanged information on current trends in cultural diplomacy, assessed the activities of the Slovak Institutes and discussed plans for the upcoming period.

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Rastislav Káčer opened the Partners Forum of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO at the diplomacy ministry in Bratislava today, 6 October 2022.

On September 16, 2022, Ambassador Andrej Droba presented the Letters of Credence to President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and thus officially started his mission as the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Ireland.

On 14 September 2022, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Chisinau held a festive reception on the occasion of the Slovak national holiday (the 30th anniversary of the Slovak Constitution Day), which was attended by about 140 invited Moldovan guests, representatives of the diplomatic corps and compatriots. A short speech was delivered by the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Moldova Pavol Ivan.

On 30 August 2022, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, met with Rabbi Isaac Schapiro on the premises of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and paid a visit with him to the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava.

Надзвичайний і Повноважний Посол Словацької Республіки в Україні Марек Шафін на запрошення Міського голови міста Вінниці уповноважив свого представника взяти участь у заході з вшанування.

On 8 July 2022, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Moldova Pavol Ivan had a courtesy meeting with the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Moldova Ana Revenco.

Greek-Cypriot (G/C) and Turkish-Cypriot (T/C) political parties meeting under the auspices of Slovak diplomacy for more than 33 years accepted an invitation of the new Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Martin Bezák to an informal working lunch on 6th of July 2022.

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok opened the Summer Concert of Classical Music in the courtyard of Palugyay Palace yesterday (1 July 2022). "Culture brings people together and allows them to absorb positive emotions into their everyday lives. It is an important diplomatic tool, as cultural diplomacy can be used to positively present and represent our homeland while also making it even more memorable. I believe we have managed to achieve this goal today," emphasised Minister Korčok at the end of the event.

On June 22, 2022, the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York hosted the presentation of the special JEVELS platform, which offers virtual jewelry and unique fashion accessories.

Consulate General of Slovakia in New York presented a concert of the Slovak-American band Waking Vision in one of the most prestigious jazz clubs in the world, Blue Note New York on June 19, 2022.

President Čaputová received Slovak ambassadors along with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, and other representatives of the diplomatic corps in the Presidential Palace on 27 June, 2022. “During the audience I stressed how crucial it was for the top Slovak political representatives to come together as one in our foreign policy. It has never been more important. So far, it has been the case, although we cannot ignore part of the political spectrum attempting to achieve a principal turn in our foreign policy focus...

President Čaputová received Slovak ambassadors along with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, and other representatives of the diplomatic corps in the Presidential Palace on 27 June, 2022.

The meeting took place June 21, 2022under the auspices of Slovakia and Botswana, as its founding members and co-chairs. Main speakers of this informal meeting were Ambassador Michal Mlynar and Ambassador Collen V. Kelapile of Botswana, who currently serves as the President of ECOSOC.

Pri príležitosti 77. výročia prijatia Charty OSN usporiadal stály predstaviteľ SR pri OSN veľvyslanec Michal Mlynár s manželkou 15. júna 2022 v priestoroch rezidencie stáleho predstaviteľa slávnostný galavečer, počas ktorého si hostia uctili pamiatku nedávno zosnulého prvého stáleho predstaviteľa SR pri OSN a bývalého ministra zahraničných vecí SR Eduarda Kukana. Podujatie bolo zorganizované v rámci „Roka slovenskej kultúry v USA“.

Veľvyslanectvo SR v Nikózii nechýbalo ani na druhej časti osláv Dňa Európy na Cypre v turecko-cyperskej komunite. Tá sa konala v sobotu 21. mája 2022 v Kumsal parku v severnej časti Nikózie.

One of the largest design furniture fairs, International Contemporary Furniture Fair / WantedDesign Manhattan, took place in New York on May 15-17, 2022 featuring among many a booth of nine European countries, including Slovakia, Eco Solidarity.

V sobotu 14. mája 2022 sa v Kišiňove uskutočnili oslavy Dňa Európy v rámci prezentačného podujatia veľvyslanectiev a EU Delegácie akreditovaných v Moldavsku.

Piatok 13. mája 2022 sa niesol v znamení ďalšej skvelej príležitosti na neopakovateľnú prezentáciu Slovenska a slovenskej kultúry.

Mimoriadny a splnomocnený veľvyslanec Slovenskej republiky Róbert Maxián so sídlom v Dillí odovzdal dňa 11. mája 2022 poverovacie listiny do rúk prezidenta Indickej republiky Rama Natha Kovinda.

Bezpečnostná rada OSN uskutočnila 5. mája 2022 brífing k Ukrajine, na ktorom sa zúčastnili generálny tajomník OSN António Guterres, námestník generálneho tajomníka OSN pre humanitárne záležitosti a koordinátor núdzovej pomoci Martin Griffiths a vysoká komisárka OSN pre ľudské práva Michele Bachelet.

V stredu 4. mája otvoril slovenský veľvyslanec v Litve Ladislav Babčan v tomto roku už tretiu výstavu slovenského šperku autorskej dvojice Jany a Petra Machatovcov v Pobaltí.

„Jedným z konkrétnych a pre občanov Slovenskej republiky veľmi praktických výsledkov mojej nedávnej návštevy Indonézskej republiky je zjednodušenie podmienok vstupu do tejto obľúbenej juhoázijskej destinácie...

Minister zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR Ivan Korčok otvoril v utorok 26. apríla 2022 na pôde rezortu diplomacie zasadnutie Slovenskej komisie pre UNESCO. Pri tejto príležitosti odovzdal menovacie dekréty prítomným členom komisie, ktorá je poradným orgánom vlády SR a tvoria ju experti na jednotlivé programy UNESCO, ako aj zástupcovia ministerstiev a inštitúcií pôsobiacich v jednotlivých agendách organizácie.

Stály predstaviteľ SR pri OSN v New Yorku Michal Mlynár sa 25. apríla 2022 stretol s predsedom 76. Valného zhromaždenia OSN Abdullom Shahidom.

Otvorená debata Bezpečnostnej rady OSN sa 13. apríla uskutočnila na tému sexuálneho násilia v konfliktoch.

Minister zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR Ivan Korčok dnes (13. apríla 2022) spolu s predsedom Národnej rady SR Borisom Kollárom a ministrom práce, sociálnych vecí a rodiny Milanom Krajniakom slávnostne otvoril Slovenský inštitút v Jeruzaleme.

Prezidentka Slovenskej republiky Zuzana Čaputová uskutočnila 30. marca 2022 pracovnú návštevu Moldavskej republiky.

Stály predstaviteľ Slovenskej republiky pri OSN veľvyslanec Michal Mlynár počas rokovania 10. marca 2022 odovzdal zástupkyni generálneho tajomníka OSN pozývací list na konferenciu GLOBSEC a pripomenul pozvanie na pracovnú návštevu Slovenska.

V dňoch 7. a 8. februára 2022 prebieha 2. kolo medzivládnych rokovaní o reforme Bezpečnostnej rady OSN OSN zamerané na dva klastre - kategórie členstva a otázku veta.

Napriek hanebnej agresii Ruska voči Ukrajine sa slovenské veľvyslanectvo v Rige rozhodlo zatiaľ pokračovať vo svojich aktivitách kultúrnej diplomacie.

Keďže Ruská federácia v piatok 25. februára 2022 vetovala návrh rezolúcie Bezpečnostnej rady OSN odsudzujúcej jej agresiu voči Ukrajine, bolo na dnes (28. februára 2022) zvolané naliehavé mimoriadne zasadnutie Valného zhromaždenia OSN k Ukrajine. Ide o 11. naliehavé mimoriadne zasadnutie Valného zhromaždenia OSN v jeho histórii. Bezpečnostná rada OSN naposledy iniciovala takéto zasadnutie pred 40 rokmi.

Stály predstaviteľ Slovenskej republiky pri OSN Michal Mlynár privítal tento týždeň vo svojej rezidencii slovenských profesionálov v New Yorku.

Šéf cyperskej diplomacie Ioannis Kasoulides prijal 16. februára 2022 veľvyslanca Slovenskej republiky Jána Škodu.

V súvislosti s nadchádzajúcim ukončením misie v Moldavskej republike dnes (26. januára 2022) veľvyslanca Dušana Dacha prijala prezidentka Moldavskej republiky M. Sandu.

Pri príležitosti blížiaceho sa ukončenia misie v Moldavskej republike sa veľvyslanec Dušan Dacho 26. január 2022 navštívil členku vlády Moldavskej republiky a guvernérku Autonómnej oblasti Gagauzsko Irina Vlah.

Mimoriadny a splnomocnený veľvyslanec SR v Libanone Marek Varga včera (25. januára 2022) oficiálne odovzdal libanonskej mimovládnej organizácii Development for life and peace ďalšiu zásielku materiálnej humanitárnej pomoci zo Slovenska.

V Múzeu secesie v lotyšskej metropole Riga sa v stredu 19. januára 2022 konala vernisáž výstavy slovenských umeleckých šperkárov Jany a Petra Machatovcov s titulom Rozhovory s minulosťou.

Výkonná rada Detského fondu OSN (UNICEF) zvolila dňa 11. januára 2022 stáleho predstaviteľa Slovenskej republiky pri OSN v New Yorku, veľvyslanca Michala Mlynára, za svojho podpredsedu pre tento rok.