Security Council reform – in search of the elusive agreement on veto
After two relatively easy topics, international negotiations on Security Council reform entered rockier terrain, with Member States discussing the controversial issue of veto. While there are divergent views on the usefulness of the veto, and on whether new members should receive veto rights, more convergence can be found in the field of the use of veto. Member States continued to show genuine willingness to discuss the substance of proposals.
Pending issues related to the selection of the Secretary-General
Member States have come together in the Working Group on General Assembly Revitalization to consider the possibility of further reforms related to the selection of the Secretary-General. Among the issues discussed were the question of single term non-renewable appointment, and the possibility of multiple candidates nominated by the Security Council.
Friends of Water Steering Committee is committed to work on the Water Goal
At the invitation of H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajiistan Permanent Representatives of the Friends of Water Steering Committee have gathered at a working breakfast. Mr. Ádám Zoltán Kovács, Deputy Secretary of State for international cooperation of Hungary and the PRs of Finland, Switzerland, Tajikistan and Thailand have exchanged views on the ways and means of implementation of the water goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Friends of Water Group leaders are committed to continuing their work on the water related implementation efforts in New York.
High-level official visit to the Netherlands
Ambassador Katalin Bogyay visited the Netherlands from 10 to 14 February 2016 to exchange views on peace, justice and development.
Hungary pledges 90.000 US dollars to UNICEF core resources
Hungary supports and commends the hard work of UNICEF and the assistance it provides to children all over the world.