Slovakia will vie for UN Security Council non-permanent membership

The country previously held the post in 2006-2007.

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Slovakia wants to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, which deals with threats to global peace and security, in 2028-2029.

This stems from a document submitted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry for interdepartmental review, the TASR newswire reported.

More posts in international organisations sought

Ten non-permanent members are elected for a two-year term, while one half of them changes every year. Slovakia held the post for the last time in 2006-2007.

Moreover, during its three-year membership of the UN Human Rights Council (2018-2020), Slovakia wants to run for the post of the council’s deputy chair for 2020, TASR wrote.

Apart from that, it plans to support the candidacy of Judge Peter Tomka for the International Court of Justice, and the country is considering running for the posts at the UN Economic and Social Council for years the 2023-2025, TASR reported.

Plans for 74th UN General Assembly session

The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s document also presents the plans of the Slovak delegation at the 74th UN General Assembly session.

“As a solid part of the EU, Slovakia will present its stance in compliance with the EU foreign policy statement,” the document reads, as quoted by TASR.

The EU's priorities include the prevention of conflicts, the support of peace and security, as well as a common positive agenda, sustainable development and climate protection, and responses to global challenges.

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