SR in International Organisations

  • 06.02.2020
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    On 5-6 February 2020, a meeting of experts of the Australian Group (AG) took place at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The group works as a multilateral export control regime for the export of substances and technologies of double use. It has 43 affiliated members whose aim is to prevent the abuse of the substances for the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The aim of the meeting, which was attended by more than a hundred experts from the AG member states, was to share information and the latest knowledge on chemical and biological substances and technologies of double use, including the control of exports to the states that are not members of the Australian Group.
  • 06.02.2020
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Following the invitation of the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, an inauguration event of the International Religious Freedom Alliance took place in Washington on February 5, 2020. Slovakia was represented by the country’s Ambassador to the United States, Ivan Korčok.
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    21.01.2020
    | Oficiálna rozvojová pomoc | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    The Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) has successfully passed the demanding audit (Pillar Assesment) of the European Commision (EC).
  • 19.12.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić announced her decision to nominate the Slovak diplomat Drahoslav Štefánek to the position of Special Representative on Migration and Refugees.
  • 19.12.2019
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    (New York, 18 December 2019) – At its session the General Assembly of the United Nations elected Slovakia and Peru as the two new members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission for 2020-2021.
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    19.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Negotiating documents which in as soon as two weeks will be subject to the endorsement of the participants of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe – this was the main reason why the permanent representatives of the OSCE participating states visited Bratislava today, November 19, 2019, together with the representatives of their foreign affairs ministries and the OSCE Secretary-General, Thomas Greminger. The Ministerial Council will meet on December 5-6, 2019 and will be the high point of the chairmanship of Slovakia this year of this biggest regional security organisation with 57 participating states. The event today was opened by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in his capacity of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
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    09.10.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    “It is my pleasure to see that you have come to Slovakia since you surely know that it was here where the talks in the 5 format were initiated in 2002 and where the European Union and the US joined as observers in the negotiations in 2005,” these were the introductory words of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during his opening remarks at a session of the OSCE Permanent Conference for Political Questions in the Framework of the Negotiating Process on the Transdniestrian Settlement.
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    28.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    Yesterday (September 27, 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, began a series of bilateral events by meeting former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and President of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation Vuk Jeremić. The partners discussed the internal political situation in Serbia in the context of upcoming parliamentary elections in spring 2020 and the boycott announced by the opposition. Lajčák was interested to hear from Jeremic about the current status of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. The dialogue has been frozen after Pristina’s introducing 100% customs tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina in November 2018.
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    27.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    “Mediation is one of the key political mechanisms in conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.” These were the words of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, accentuated during yesterday’s (September 26, 2019) talks in New York, at an event held by the Group of Friends of Mediation. The chief Slovak diplomat also highlighted initiatives which support conflict prevention, sustainable peace and early warning systems.“It is necessary to build strong partnerships, without which conflict prevention isn’t possible,” emphasized Miroslav Lajčák. He maintained that mediation can work only if it is inclusive. There is also a trend of using digital technologies, in which the young generation’s active participation is key. “Young people must be actively involved in all stages of peacebuilding. What is extremely important is that they have connections to local communities, to be used when extending humanitarian aid or monitoring the observance of human rights. Young people have the potential to make the mediation effort richer with the use of unconventional methods and innovative approaches,” stated Minister Lajčák. In this regard, he emphasized the need to build awareness about digital technologies, their development, the opportunities they create, and, at the same time, the risks in new technologies or IT applications.
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    02.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a NATO
    Today (2 July 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach. The partners discussed the existing security situation in Europe and the plans of NATO to strengthen its readiness for current cyber and hybrid threats. The chairman of the Military Committee appreciated the Slovak Republic’s effort to increase its defence expenditure, and the ongoing modernisation of Slovakia’s armed forces. He also highlighted the importance of the unity of allies and the ability to speak the same language. “I do appreciate that NATO has goals that are clearly defined, and has been fulfilling them systematically. At the same time, NATO has been adapting to new challenges, which makes it a success story,” stated Miroslav Lajčák. Both officials assessed the situation in Ukraine, Afghanistan and the Western Balkans. They also gave attention to the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee is participating in the Military Leaders Conference, at the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces. The conference is being organized by the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces.