Members of the Hungarian Parliament participate at Inter-Parliamentary Union hearing
Members of the Hungarian Parliament Mónika Bartos, Erzsébet Schmuck and Head of Hungarian Parliament’s IPU Secretariat Katalin Somfainé Ádám participated at the United Nations Inter-Parliamentary Union Hearing at the UN Headquarters, New York, on 14 February 2017.
Informal meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict, the General Assembly held an informal meeting in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, focused on reviewing achievements of the children and armed conflict mandate over the past 20 years. Organizing this informal meeting, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, the President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, gave the UN membership an opportunity to be heard on this important topic.
Kick off debate on the Security Council reform
The first informal debate of this years’ round of the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) on the question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council took place today in the United Nations Trusteeship Council. As a long-time, supporter of the SC reform process H.E. Katalin Bogyay permanent representative of Hungary reiterated that there is a need for a strong and representative Council. Hungary remains convinced that a realistic reform, a win-win solution can be reached through open dialogue.
Hungarian Participation at the ECOSOC Youth Forum
Dr Boglárka Illés, Deputy State Secretary for Youth Affairs and Equal Opportunities represented Hungary at the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum.
UNSG Guterres expresses his condolences for bus crash victims
Chief of Protocol of UNSG Antonio Guterres, Mr. Peter Van Laere, conveyed the message of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Book of Condolence for the loss of so many young lives at the tragic bus crash.