The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva
Today (15 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, spoke at the 19th Review Conference on Slovak Foreign and European Policy, organized by the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In his remarks, the minister evaluated developments on the global and European scene, important trends of Slovak foreign policy and internal developments.
Call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2019/2020.
Today (26 February 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took part in a series of events and talks in Geneva. The main item on his agenda was to take part in a High-Level Segment of the 40th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. Miroslav Lajčák expressed his support for a multilateral approach when seeking solutions to global issues. He also underlined the importance of conflict prevention, where the protection and support of human rights play the primary roles. Their violation is often the first sign of emerging tensions, which can easily grow into conflicts. “It is therefore necessary that the international community is capable of a flexible and adequate response to conflict situations. For their efficient resolution, it is necessary to establish a dialogue and involve all the parties to the conflict in the solution. For sustainable solutions, however, it is crucial that responsibility for the deeds done be assumed,” stated the Head of Slovak diplomacy.
On Monday (28 January 2019), the Slovak delegation led by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, František Ružička, took part in the third, general, periodical UN evaluation of Slovakia’s compliance with human rights. Representatives of several central state administration authorities and institutions constituted the delegation, including the Ministry of Culture of the SR, the Slovak Ministry of Justice of the SR, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports, the Ministry of Health Care and the Office of the Government’s Plenipotentiary for the Roma communities.
Today (20 December 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, launched a book People come first: A Reflection on the 72nd UN General Assembly Session („Ľudia na prvom mieste – reflexia 72. zasadnutia Valného zhromaždenia OSN”) in which he sums up his one-year work in this important position. “After seventy-two years of the existence of the United Nations, the General Assembly was led by a Slovak diplomat – an opportunity that our country most likely will not have for another one hundred and fifty years. Therefore, I thought it would be suitable to map out the experience for future generations and share with other people what this work is about,” stated Minister Lajčák. He also emphasized how important multilateralism is in the world order, in which the UN plays a key role. The minister thanked his international team of thirty members with whom he had the pleasure to collaborate in New York. Four Slovaks were part of the team, and women comprised seventy percent. “It was the best team I have ever worked with. I would like to extend my thanks for their excellent work also this way,” said the head of Slovak diplomacy.