SLOVAKIAName of Ministry/Office: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Department of International Economic Cooperation Date: 7 January, 1997 Economic Cooperation Dr. Jan Varso, Charg? d’ Affaires Mailing address: Stromov? 1, 833, 36 Bratislava, Slovakia Telephone: 42-7-3704 214 Telefax: 42-7-372 326 Note from the Secretariat: An effort has been made to present all country profiles within a common format, with an equal number of pages. However, where Governments have not provided information for the tables appended to Chapters 4 and 17, those tables have been omitted entirely in order to reduce the overall length of the profile and save paper. Consequently, there may be some minor inconsistencies among the formats of the different country profiles.
All statistics are rendered as provided by the respective Governments. TABLE OF CONTENTSACRONYMS OVERVIEW FACT SHEET AGENDA 21 CHAPTERS 2. International cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related domestic policies 3. Combating poverty 4.
Changing consumption patterns 5. Demographic dynamics and sustainability 6. Protecting and promoting human health 7. Promoting sustainable human settlement development 8. Integrating environment and development in decision-making 9.
Protection of the atmosphere 10. Integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources 11. Combating deforestation 12. Managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought 13. Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development 14.
Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development 15. Conservation of biological diversity 16. Environmentally sound management of biotechnology 17. Protection of the oceans, all kinds of seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, and coastal areas and the protection, rational use and development of their living resources 18. Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources 19.
Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products 20. Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, including prevention of illegal international traffic in hazardous wastes 21. Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues 22. Safe and environmentally sound management of radioactive wastes 23-32. Major groups 33.
Financial resources and mechanisms 34. Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity-building 35. Science for sustainable development 36. Promoting education, public awareness and training 37. National mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building in developing countries 38.
International institutional arrangements 39. International legal instruments and mechanisms 40. Information for decision-makingACRONYMSAPELL Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level CFC chlorofluorocarbon CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research CILSS Permanent Inter-State Committee on Drought Control in the Sahel EEZ exclusive economic zone ECA Economic Commission for Africa ECE Economic Commission for Europe ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ELCI Environmental Liaison Centre International EMINWA environmentally sound management of inland water ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GAW Global Atmosphere Watch (WMO) GEF Global Environment Facility GEMS Global Environmental Monitoring System (UNEP) GEMS/WATER Global Water Quality Monitoring Programme GESAMP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution GIPME Global Investigation of Pollution in Marine Environment (UNESCO) GIS Geographical Information System GLOBE Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment GOS Global Observing System (WMO/WWW) GRID Global Resource Information Database GSP generalized system of preferences HIV human immunodeficiency virus IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency IAP-WASAD International Action Programme on Water and Sustainable Agricultural Development IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer IBSRAM International Board of Soil Resources and Management ICCA International Council of Chemical Associations ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea ICPIC International Cleaner Production Information Clearing House ICSC International Civil Service Commission ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions IEEA Integrated environmental and economic accounting IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development IGADD Intergovernmental Authority for Drought and Development IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (ICSU) IGBP/START International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme/Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training ILO International Labour Organisation IMF International Monetary Fund IMO International Maritime Organization INFOTERRA International Environment Information system (UNEP) IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCS International Programme on Chemical Safety IPM integrated pest management IRPTC International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals ITC International Tin Council ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development PGRFA plant genetic resources for agriculture PIC prior informed consent procedure SADCC South African Development Co-ordination Conference SARD sustainable agriculture and rural development UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNDRO Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNU United Nations University WCP World Climate Programme (WMO/UNEP/ICSU/UNESCO) WFC World Food Council WHO World Health Organization WMO World Meteorological Organization WWF World Wide Fund for Nature (also called World Wildlife Fund) WWW World Weather Watch (WMO)OVERVIEW(You may wish to use pages v and vi to briefly present your national position five years after UNCED)UNCSD – NATIONAL LEVEL COORDINATION STRUCTURE OF AGENDA 21 ACTIONS(Fact Sheet)SLOVAKIA1. Key National Sustainable Development Coordination Mechanism(s)/Council(s). In September 1993, the National Committee for Sustainable Development was established. Contact point (Name, Title, Office): Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Department of International Economic Cooperation Telephone: 42-7-3704 214 Fax: 42-7-372 326 Mailing address: Stromov? 1, 833, 36 Bratislava, Slovakia 2.
Membership/Composition/Chairperson 2a. List of ministries and agencies involved: Ministries of: Environment; Agriculture; Education and Science; Universities; NGOs; Research Institutes. 2b. Names of para-statal bodies and institutions involved, as well as participation of academic and private sectors: Same as 2a. 2c.
Names of non-governmental organizations: 3. Mandate role of above mechanism/council: 4. If available, attach a diagram (organization chart) showing national coordination structure and linkages between ministries: Submitted by (Name): Ing. Dusan Bella Dr. Jan Varso Signature: Signed.
Title: Director of Department of International Economic Cooperation, Charg? d’ Affairs Date: 1997 Ministry/Office: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Telephone: 42-7-3704 214 Fax: 42-7-372 326 AGENDA 21 CHAPTER 2:INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO ACCELERATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND RELATED DOMESTIC POLICIES (with special emphasis on TRADE) NATIONAL PRIORITY: STATUS REPORT: The Slovak Government believes that the integration of the country into European political and economic structures is a prerequisite for ensuring the democratic development of society and the country’s economic prosperity. The signing of the Europe Agreement concluded between the European Communities and their Environmental Issues