On October 25, 2016, Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN, addressed the Security Council at the Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations. In her statement, Ambassador Bogyay welcomed the adoption of this historic resolution and encourages the Security Council to address this topic on a regular basis.


The Security Council, under the Presidency of Spain, held an open debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations on December 20, 2016. Before the debate the Security Council adopted its very first resolution dedicated to this topic. In allowing this debate, the Security Council gave the wider UN membership an opportunity to be heard on this topic.

 

In his introductory statement, Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of the resolution.  He emphasized the importance of justice and accountability.

 

Hungary welcomed the adoption of this historic resolution and encourages the Security Council to address this topic on a regular basis.

 

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of ratification and effective implementation of the relevant international instruments. Ambassador Bogyay stressed the importance of accountability for those trafficking in persons in conflict and emphasized that the primary responsibility for bringing those responsible to justice lies with the States.  Additionally, Ambassador Bogyay maintained that in order to fight such trafficking more effectively, close and comprehensive cooperation is needed among the relevant UN entities.


To read the full speech of the Ambassador, please click here.