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The Permanent Representaton and guest have marked the first World Bee Day

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 the Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations, Ambassador Darja Bavdaž Kuret has hosted a small ceremony marking the first World Bee Day. The United Nations have adopted the resolution proclaiming the day on the initiative of Slovenia in December last year.

(Ambassador Darja Bavdaž Kuret; photo: Andraž Naglič) 

Main guests were the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly Mr. Miroslav Lajčak and the Head of FAO New York Office Ms. Carla Mucavi. Dr. Ernest Petrič, foreign policy adviser to the President of the Republic and Ambassador Bavdaž Kuret have also addressed the guests.

(photo: Andraž Naglič) 

The speakers have emphasized the importance of bees for food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, eradication of poverty, health and biodiversity and sustainable development in general. They have called for their protection.

(President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, Mr. Miroslav Lajčak; photo: Andraž Naglič) 

PGA Lajčak has stressed the necessity of raising awareness of the importance of bees and called for strengthening the endeavors for their protection and preservation. The bees represent an excellent role model – they are entrepreneurial, productive, patriotic and organized; each bee in the hive has its own individual role, but together they work in sync and together. The General Assembly could learn a lot from them.

(Head of New York FAO Office, Ms. Carla Mucavi; photo: Andraž Naglič) 

The head of NY FAO Office Ms. Carla Mucavi has taken this opportunity to thank Slovenia for a leadership in promoting bee-keeping as a contribution to food security. She reminded the guests, that small steps are needed to protect the bees, such as limiting the use of pesticides and other chemicals in the garden, growing domestic flowers and constructing bee fountains.


Dr. Ernest Petrič has emphasized the long history of bee-keeping in Slovenia.

(Bee hive; photo: Andraž Naglič) 

At this occasion the Permanent Representation of Slovenia has given to the organization "Bees without borders", headed by Mr. Andrew Cote the typical Slovenian bee hive. The bee hive has been donated by Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food and made by Mr. Matija Čemažar. "Bees without borders" is a non-governmental organization promoting the development of bee - keeping as means of poverty reduction all around the globe. 

(photo: Andraž Naglič)