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Slovenia Weekly: Slovenia, an active participant

On 1 January 2024, Slovenia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the second time in its history. Slovenia is beginning its term at a time of growing crises and challenges for the international community, which makes its role as a non-permanent member all the more important, according to Prime Minister Robert Golob. In this context, he pointed to Slovenia's presidency of the UN Security Council in September next year, when the country will have the opportunity to influence the future of multilateralism. He added that Slovenia would not be a silent observer but an active participant in the UNSC.

Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon said that Slovenia’s term was a great opportunity, but also a great responsibility, because despite the interconnected and interdependent nature of the global community, the current world situation is challenging and complex. “We will therefore make a special effort to be a bulwark of peace, prosperity and security,” she said, assuring that the team of around 30 people in New York is well prepared, highly motivated and eager to make its mark.

On 1 May, Slovenia will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its accession to the EU as part of the biggest enlargement in the Union's history. In this context, the national institutions, in cooperation with the European Commission and European Parliament offices in Slovenia, are organising various activities for all European citizens. The main celebrations of the 20th anniversary of EU membership will take place from the end of April until Europe Day on 9 May, marking the start of European integration.

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    Slovenia takes up non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council

    1. 1. 2024

    On 1 January 2024, Slovenia becomes a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the second time in its history. Following its successful election by an overwhelming majority of 153 votes, and after three months as an observer, Slovenia will participate in decisions to maintain international peace and security during the 2024–2025 term. It will act in an inclusive and responsible manner, committed to the principles of the UN Charter, international law and human rights.
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    Statement by Prime Minister Robert Golob on the occasion of the Republic of Slovenia becoming a member of the UN Security Council

    1. 1. 2024

    We begin our membership of the UN Security Council in a period full of complex challenges for the international community. This will make it all the more important that, as we have done in the past, we work for balanced international relations and for the protection of the most vulnerable.
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    Plans for Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Slovenia's EU Membership

    1. 1. 2024

    On May 1, 2024, Slovenia will mark the 20th anniversary of its accession to the European Union, coinciding with the largest EU enlargement in history. In collaboration with institutions such as the National Assembly, the Office of the President of the Republic, and the representations of the European Commission and the European Parliament in Slovenia, the government has curated a comprehensive program of activities.
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    Prime Minister Golob meets with International Criminal Court Judge Beti Hohler

    4. 1. 2024

    Prime Minister Golob met today with Beti Hohler, judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. They discussed the role of the International Criminal Court and the challenges it faces in its work.

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    60 years of the Golden Fox

    5. 1. 2024

    The Golden Fox competition attracts large crowds every year. The 60th Golden Fox will take place on 6 and 7 January 2024 and from now on will be officially held in Kranjska Gora.