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“The main challenge ahead of the global community is the coronavirus pandemic, but it should not mean that we do forget about the security challenges which we have to face all around the globe” – Minister Péter Szijjártó said at the virtual UN high-level Replenishment Conference for the Peacebuilding Fund, on 26 January 2021. He also announced the deployment of 15 additional troops to the already existing Hungarian contingency in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary addressed the General Assembly at its very first formal debate on third report of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism. Minister Szijjártó highlighted the Hungarian political commitment and financial contributions of Hungary to the successfully operation of the IIIM.
H.E. Mr. János Áder, President of Hungary participated in the High-level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All, which was organized by the President of the General Assembly on 28 March 2019. On the margin of the High-level event President Áder also held bilateral meetings with H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia as well as with Alexander van der Bellen, President of Austria.
With the end of the sixth session on 13 July 2018, the intergovernmental negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) got concluded. The outcome will be adopted at a conference to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10-11 December 2018. Hungary was represented at the closing session by H.E. Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who delivered a national statement. By thanking the co-facilitators for their efforts in leading the process, Minister Szijjártó expressed concerns on the GCM package and flagged that the Government of Hungary will consider it at its next meeting, with a view to launching the eventual disassociation in due course.
On May 21, 2021, in Hamburg, Germany, Hungary took over the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Germany. During the six months of the presidency, we have prepared an extensive professional and rich cultural program both in Hungary and in Strasbourg, which we are pleased to inform you about. Read More
23 September 2020, in his pre-recorded national statement, President Áder raised attention on the devastating impact that humankind has had on the Globe, especially in the 21st century. He raised the General Assembly's attention on the increasing number of water-related disasters and unresponsible waste management that cause severe damages both in societies and the ecosystem as a whole. Read More
Ambassador György Molnár, Chair of the Nuclear Security Contact Group addressed the NPT Thematic Seminar on Pillar II: Non-Proliferation
On 2-3 March, 2020 UNODA organized a thematic seminar on pillar II. (non-proliferation) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with the financial support of the EU. Ambassador György Molnár in his capacity as the Chair of the Nuclear Security Contact Group (NSCG) gave a presentation in the panel on nuclear security on Hungary’s work as convener of the NSCG composed of states that are prepared to play a leading role in strengthening nuclear security. Read More
Minister Szijjártó addressed the UNGA plenary on “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine”
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, H. E. Minister Szijjártó addressed the General Assembly’s plenary session on “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine”, besides his several other meetings in the UN. In his statement, Minister Szijjártó stressed that while fully supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Hungary firmly rejects the violations of indigenous Hungarian minorities’ rights by the neighbouring country. Read More
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó addressed the General Debate of the 74rd session of the General Assembly on 26 September
Click here to read the full statement of Minister Szijjártó. Read More