Statements and Activities

September 30, 2016 9:22 PM

Science for Peace - Steering Committee meeting in Brussels for World Science Forum 2017 in Jordan

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay participated in the first Steering Committee meeting of the World Science Forum in Preparation of the next WSF conference to be held in Amman, Jordan in 2017, under the theme ‘Science for Peace’.

September 28, 2016 10:09 PM

Global Sustainability Network meeting at the UN co-hosted by Hungary and the Holy See

The Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN co-hosted the fourth meeting of the Global Sustainability Network (GSN).

September 21, 2016 10:42 AM

World Leaders Call for Action on Water

On 21 September 2016, the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), co-convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank Group and consisting of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser, called for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water that will underpin a more sustainable approach to global development – as outlined in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular SDG 6 which focuses on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
At the meeting of the HLPW, President of Hungary H.E. Mr. János Áder, member of the Panel, underlined that we have about 15 years to turn our water management sustainable before the problem would get out of control in the face of worsening climate change. To solve this looming challenge, we all have to join forces, share the knowledge and give way to water cooperation.

September 19, 2016 10:46 PM

Hungary to put forward six-point proposal at Migration Summit

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó headed the Hungarian delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his statements at the Migration Summit and the plenary of the General Assembly, as well as at other events, Mr Szijjártó voiced Hungary's concerns and vision regarding the challanges facing today's Europe.

September 16, 2016 12:16 PM

Yazidi slavery survivor appointed as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Nadia Murad Basee Taha, who survived slavery at the hands of ISIL/Da’esh was today appointed a United Nations advocate for the victims of human trafficking. With the appointment, which marks the first time a survivor of atrocities is bestowed this distinction, Ms. Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman, wears the mantle of Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

September 13, 2016 9:11 PM

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 71st session

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 71st session, as the outgoing Assembly President, Mogens Lyketoff passed the gavel on to the new President, Peter Thomson of Fiji. The session opened with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the sustainable development goals, adopted by the UN Member States last year, is well underway. Mr. Thomson, who had had been serving as the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations until his appointment, said that the theme of the 71st session is ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World.’

September 13, 2016 8:58 PM

UN Committee on Conferences concluded a successful session under the chairmanship of Ambassador Katalin Bogyay

The Committee on Conferences (CoC) whitnessed a very succeful substantive session chaired by the Hungarian Permanent Representative, H.E. Katalin Bogyay between 6th and 13th September 2016. At the opening of the main session Under-Secretary General Catherine Pollard introduced the Report of the Secretary-General on the pattern of conferences for 2016 and Assistant Secre-tary-General Movses Abelian represented the UN Secretariat while providing very useful contri-bution to the work of the Committee during the entire week. Following substantial discussions, thanks to the active engagement of CoC Member States, for the first time in many years the Committee was able to adopt a resolution that was already translated into all the six official UN languages within the given time frame.

September 8, 2016 12:58 PM

Friends of Water discussing current water agenda at the UN

On 8 September 2016 the Steering Committee of the Group of Friends of Water invited UN Member States to discuss the main initiatives aiming at the implementation of the water related aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, underlined the need for cooperation and enhanced coordination between the various initiatives.

September 7, 2016 10:07 PM

Hungary supports collective efforts to end sexual exploitation and abuse

On 7 September 2016, the President of the UN General Assembly held a meeting in response to recent allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers. Ambassador Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, emphasized at the meeting that Hungary supports the UN’s zero tolerance policy on all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse.

September 6, 2016 11:48 AM

The Circle of Women Ambassadors discusses gender equality as an overarching goal with PGA-elect Thomson

Ambassador Bogyay hosted the Circle of Women Ambassadors on 6 September 2016 at the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN where she expressed strong support for the implementation of the SDGs and to work towards achieving gender equality.