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Slovakia running for UN Human Rights Council membership

The Government on February 27 approved the Foreign Ministry’s plans for making a bid for membership on the UN Human Rights Council (2008-11) at an election in New York in May, the TASR newswire wrote.

The Government on February 27 approved the Foreign Ministry’s plans for making a bid for membership on the UN Human Rights Council (2008-11) at an election in New York in May, the TASR newswire wrote.

Competing against Serbia and Ukraine for one of two spots for the Eastern Europe region, Slovakia has pledged to promote dialogue and work with member countries on advancing human rights. It promises to cooperate with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and back the universal ratification of UN human rights conventions.

Slovakia will also work to increase the protection of women and children in society, draw up a National Action Plan for Children, build mechanisms for the prevention of human trafficking and increase the volume of official development aid provided to priority countries. TASR

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