The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
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.
14 December 2017 - At the on-going 16th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which is taking place in New York, Ambassador Michal Mlynár, the Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN, was elected Vice-President of the Assembly. The election follows extensive consultations by the President-elect of the Assembly, Mr. O-gon Kwon of the Republic of Korea.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic strongly condemns the attacks by rebels in the province of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 7 December 2017, killing 14 and injuring more than 40 UN peacekeepers in the country (MONUSCO).