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Slovak Republic elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (2018-2020)

Slovak Republic elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (2018-2020)

16.10.2017 | Slovensko a OSN | Ľudské práva

During the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on 16 October 2017, the Slovak Republic was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (Council) for 2018-2020.


The Council, with headquarters in Geneva, is the most important human rights body within the United Nations system in which 47 states are represented that have been elected by the UN General Assembly under a regional framework. The Council deliberates and votes on the human rights situation in countries and on human rights topics. Through its mechanisms the Council assists in prevention of conflicts in the world. The Slovak Republic supports their effective and early use.


The election of the Slovak Republic to be a member of the Council is the outcome of active effort by Slovak diplomacy as well as an appreciation of the previous membership of the Slovak Republic in the Council in 2008-2011.


The priorities of the Slovak Republic’s membership in the Council will primarily be combatting all forms of racism, xenophobia, active implementation of the sustainable development goals, including supporting children’s rights and tolerance of religious denominations and faiths.
More detailed information regarding the membership of the Slovak Republic in the Council can be found at the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs  of the Slovak Republic.