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22. 5. 2017

As Slovenia celebrates the 25th anniversary of joining UN, many landmarks bathe in blue

In honour of 25 years of Slovenia's UN membership, which we celebrated on 22 May 2017, many Slovenian landmarks were illuminated in light blue colour of the UN. In honour of 25 years of Slovenia's UN membership, which we...

22. 5. 2017

Celebration and MFA open day on 25th anniversary of joining UN and Diplomacy Day

Ljubljana, 22 May 2017 – At the celebration in honour of 25 years of Slovenia's UN membership, Minister Erjavec emphasised, that by joining the UN on 22 May 1992, Slovenia proved itself as an equal, internationally recognised...

22. 5. 2017

General Affairs Council adopts negotiating directives for Brexit

Brussels, 22 May 2017 – State Secretary Sanja Štiglic attended today's meeting of the General Affairs Council (Art.50) in an EU27 format, which authorised the European Commission to start negotiating with the United Kingdom of...

19. 5. 2017

Day two of Africa Day focuses on economic cooperation

Brdo pri Kranju, 19 May 2017 – The second day of the 6th Africa Day international conference took place today at Brdo. Its main focus was economic cooperation between Slovenia and African countries. The keynote speakers were...

19. 5. 2017

25 years of Slovenia's UN membership and Slovenian Diplomacy Day

Ljubljana, 22 May 2017 – Twenty five years ago today, Slovenia joined the UN, which was a high point in its efforts to gain independence. With membership of this important international organisation, Slovenia became an equal...

18. 5. 2017

Africa Day panellists seek answers to key challenges facing Africa and Europe

Brdo pri Kranju, 18 May 2017 – The two-day Africa Day conference was launched this morning at Brdo. The welcoming addresses by Minister Erjavec and Ajay K. Bramdeo, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the European...

18. 5. 2017

6th Africa Day international conference opens at Brdo

Brdo pri Kranju, 18 May 2017 - Keynote addresses by eminent guests marked the launch of the 6th Africa Day international conference, organised by the Ministry in cooperation with partners at Brdo pri Kranju. The event aims at...

17. 5. 2017

On the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for respect for human rights for all

Ljubljana, 17 May 2017 – Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. On this occasion the Ministry wishes to note, that according to international law, any discrimination based on personal...

10. 5. 2017

European Focal Points discuss the 'responsibility to protect' in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 10 May 2017 – Today, the Ministry hosted the third European R2P Focal Points Meeting devoted to an exchange of information, experience and good practices in applying the 'responsibility to protect' principle....

9. 5. 2017

MFA on Europe Day

Ljubljana, 9 May 2017 – Today marks the anniversary of the Schuman declaration, by which Robert Schuman proposed a new form of political cooperation in Europe that would guarantee lasting peace among its nations. In over six...

5. 5. 2017

25th anniversary of Slovenia's membership of WHO

Ljubljana, 7 May 2017 - In 1945, when diplomats met in San Francisco to establish the United Nations, they also agreed to start an independent international health organisation which would form part of the UN. The World Health...

5. 5. 2017

Support for international development cooperation still very high among citizens of Slovenia and the EU

The results of the latest special Eurobarometer survey on the support of EU citizens for international development cooperation show that support for helping people in distress and strengthening inclusive and sustainable...

29. 4. 2017

20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention and 20th anniversary of Slovenia's accession to the Convention

Ljubljana, 29 April 2017 – Today marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Slovenia has...

28. 4. 2017

MFA condemns violence in Sobranie and calls for ensuring security and democracy

Ljubljana, 28 April 2017 – The MFA strongly condemns yesterday's violence in Sobranie, the Macedonian Parliament, which accompanied the election of a new Speaker, and calls for the protection of institutions and the respect for...

28. 4. 2017

20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention and 20th anniversary of Slovenia's accession to the Convention

Ljubljana, 29 April 2017 – Today marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Slovenia has...

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