Hungary supports women’s economic empowerment
Hungary celebrated women’s empowerment with an active presence at the high-level week of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). In her national statement at the General Assembly, high level discussions and panels, Head of Delegation H.E. Ms Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Deputy State Secretary for International and Youth Affairs presented Hungarian policies promoting women’s active participation and return to the world of work. The Hungarian Mission organized an exhibition entitled “Painted Dreams – Hungarian Roma Women Artists”, and two side events, focusing on gender stereotypes and the importance of work-life balance.
Members States discuss the most divisive issues of the Security Council reform
During second plenary debate of this year’s Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on the question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council Member States had the chance to address the three most difficult issues of the process - such as categories of membership, regional representation and the question of veto -, where the elements of convergences emerged have not yet been consolidated into a concrete text.
Hungary offers financial support for the establishment of the Syria Accountability Mechanism
Hungary provides financial assistance to DPA’s conflict prevention and mediation support activities
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.
Remembering Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, died in New York on 20 February 2017. Following is the statement by Ambassador Bogyay on the occasion of his sudden death.