The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the membership of the Slovak Republic in the United Nations a concert featuring the Bratislava Boys Choir was held in the United Nations Headquarters on Friday 9 March 2018.
The fight against racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance in society, freedom of religion and confession, as well as the support for the rights and freedoms of the child belong among the priorities of the Slovakia´s membership in the UN Human Rights Council. This was said today (27 February) in Geneva by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, in his address given within the high-level segment of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council. “From all the corners of the world we can hear information about attempts of various extremist groups to radicalize children and young people. Therefore nowadays, more than any time before, we are faced with the task to emphasize the education of children.
On 19 January 1993, the Slovak Republic, as one of the successor states of the former Czechoslovakia, was admitted as a United Nations (UN) member country. The 25th anniversary of this event is an opportunity to commemorate the history of our membership and point to the fact that even small countries like Slovakia can actively contribute to solving a huge range of challenges faced by the international community.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York, organized on January 12, 2018 a formal gala evening for representatives of the Slovak community at the residence of the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN featuring the awardees who have, with their dedication and zeal for philanthropy, greatly contributed with spreading the good name and awareness of Slovakia abroad.
The Head of the Government of the Slovak Republic Robert Fico called on António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations Miroslav Lajčák on 18 December 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.