Meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and also with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on 21 February 2017, H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary announced that the Government of Hungary has decided to make a voluntary contribution of $50.000 in support of the work of the UN Department of Political Affairs in the fields of conflict prevention and mediation.
During his meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Szijjártó reiterated Hungary’s firm commitment to the role of preventive diplomacy and mediation in today’s complex peace and security contexts, and underlined the Government’s strong support to the reinvigorated efforts of the new UN leadership in this field. In this regard, Hungary is prepared to provide financial and expert assistance to the endeavors of the Secretary-General.
The present contribution of $50.000 to Trust Fund in support of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) follows last year’s Hungarian contribution to DPA’s 2016-2017 Multi-Year Appeal in the same amount.