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.
First meeting of the Working Group on General Assembly Revitalization
Member States have come together to kick off this years’ session of the Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly. H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Drobnjak of Croatia and the newly appointed Co-chair, Ambassador Nusseibeh of the United Arab Emirates opened the debate by stressing the need to consolidating but also to go beyond the significant achievements of the past resolutions.