The WHO Country Office, Slovenia was re-established in February 2007 in Ljubljana to design and deliver WHO programmes in consultation with the Slovene authorities.
The Office is the focal point for WHO activities and consists of 2 staff members. Its role is to respond to requests to support policy-making for sustainable health development.
For instance, on World No Tobacco Day 2013, Slovenia reaffirmed its commitment to reduce tobacco use and thus reducing the 3600 tobacco deaths the country suffers each year.
Geographical size: 20.273 km2
Population: 2.061.085 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 0,4 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 35.274 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Slovenian
Political system: Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since: 1 May 2004
Seats in the European Parliament: 8
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 2007
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 21 December 2007
Presidency of the Council: Slovenia has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU once in 2008