The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
On April 23, 2018, the Permanent Missions of Slovakia and South Africa to the United Nations, co-chairs of the United Nations Group of Friends of SSR co-hosted the High-Level Roundtable on SSR and Sustaining Peace. In his opening remarks, the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Miroslav Lajčák emphasized several priorities for the future of SSR activities, including strengthening national ownership, regional cooperation, sustainable financing as well as coherent approach and cooperation.
13 UN Member States, including Slovakia, organized on the occasion of launching the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018 – 2028 a joint photo exhibition on water, which was opened at the UN Headquarters in New York on 23 March 2018 by the President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. M. Lajčák. In his speech, he highlighted the key role of water for people and our Planet.
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.