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Slovakia to run world

SLOVAKIA's diplomats will be running the world for the month of February - metaphorically speaking, of course.

On February 1, Slovakia took over the chair of the Security Council of the United Nations, where it has held a non-permanent seat since January 2006. The month-long position gives the country the right to set the agenda of debate and to submit new topics to the Security Council's agenda, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote.

Peter Burian, Slovakia's ambassador to the UN, intends to propose a reform of the security sectors of countries that are in transition from totalitarian regimes to democracy. He advocated the setting of clear rules for the police and the army to prevent them from arbitrarily regaining power.

Slovakia is also expected to raise the issue of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

"We want to address international institutions to encourage them to greater cooperation in creating prevention and protection mechanisms," Burian said.

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