It will strive for efficient and transparent functioning of the Security Council and for the fulfilment of its obligations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
It will base its activities on respect for international law and the protection of human rights, taking into account a gender perspective. It will focus on the following themes, which it will advocate both as individual and as cross-cutting issues in all aspects of its activities in the UNSC.
The number of armed conflicts in the world is at its highest since World War II.
Armed conflicts and violence cause many deaths, mass displacement and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. The UNSC will need to focus more efforts on preventing the processes that lead to conflicts or their escalation and atrocities and, in particular, on responding to them in a timely and appropriate manner.
Slovenia will look for opportunities to address the challenges and the possible use of artificial intelligence in conflict prevention, including the fight against disinformation.
Civilians are the most frequent victims of armed conflict, especially in urban settings.
They are often the victims of mines and unexploded ordnance, and the targets of deliberate attacks that undermine their access to shelter, food and water, schools and health facilities. Slovenia will work to strengthen activities that protect civilians and critical civilian infrastructure in armed conflict.
It will pay particular attention to the most vulnerable, especially children. It will strive to protect humanitarian space and draw attention to the urgency of providing humanitarian assistance. It will focus on preventing and mitigating the possible adverse impact of sanctions on humanitarian action.
Slovenia will work towards the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
In doing so, it will address both the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls and the positive role of women as active stakeholders in political and security processes.
It will promote the consideration of their specific circumstances and the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the work, activities and products of the UNSC.
Climate change, degradation of the natural environment, threats to food security and increasing water scarcity are all catalysts for risks that can undermine international stability and security and, in some cases, even threaten the very existence of countries.
To ensure lasting peace and development, these factors must be taken into account in efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts and to consolidate peace. At the same time, climate action can be an opportunity to strengthen and build peace and security.
As a country that, with a group of co-sponsors, achieved the declaration of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment at the UN General Assembly in 2022, Slovenia will pay particular attention to climate, water, peace and security.