Events

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay Permanent Representative of Hungary on “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention”

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations at the General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Secretary-General entitled “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention”
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Hungary’s President participated at the Third UN Thematic Session on Water and Disasters and held fruitful meetings with Secretary General António Guterres and the UN’s special envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg

H.E. Mr János Áder, President of Hungary participated at the Third United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on 20 July in New York, where he gave a keynote speech about global water challenges. The event was organized by Dr. Han, the UN Secretary General’s Special envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, involving members of the High Level Panel on Water. President Áder had a fruitful meeting with Secretary General António Guterres about pressing issues related to sustainable development, and with Michael Bloomberg, UN special envoy for Cities and Climate Change. He exchanged views with the President of Mauritius and Dr Han about next steps regarding the Panel’s work.
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Rita Izsák-Ndíaye elected to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Members at the 27th meeting of State parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination elected today 9 new experts to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by secret ballot for the term 2018-2021. The election of dr. Rita Izsák-Ndíaye, Hungary’s first time candidate by the third largest number of votes is a great success; a recognition of her professionalism, enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of human rights related issues with special focus on racial discrimination and protection of minorities.
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Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion Judit Polgár continues to inspire girls and women at CSW61

In an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and UN Women, Chess Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion, Judit Polgár spoke about fighting gender stereotypes.
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