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H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary participated in several events in the United Nations Headquarters on 14 and 16 May 2019

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary participated in the 2019 ECOSOC 4th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) organized by the President of the Economic and Social Council on 14 May 2019 as well as in its side events. On 14 and 16 May Minister Szijjártó participated also in the High-level Thematic Debate on Addressing Inequality Toward Inclusive Development as a panelist and in the High-level meeting on “International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Assets Return” organized by the President of the General Assembly under the theme “Prosperity Week”.
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Hungary re-elected to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

As a recognition of Hungary’s contribution to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as a member since 2012, the Economic and Social Council re-elected Hungary by acclamation to the important UN body that besides supervising the international drug control treaties also acts as the governing body of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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“2019 NPT PrepCom – Reinforcing the integrity of the NPT”

On 30 April, at the Third PrepCom for the 2020 RevCon of the NPT Ambassador György Molnár, Special Representative for Arms Control Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in his intervention reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment to strenghtening the NPT, the cornerstone of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament as well as the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In the field of nuclear disarmament common ground, inclusive and incremental process, concrete and practical steps are the way forward.
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On 23 April, 2019, His Excellency Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, addressed the General Assembly at its Formal Debate on the third report of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on Syria.

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary addressed the General Assembly at its very first formal debate on third report of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism. Minister Szijjártó highlighted the Hungarian political commitment and financial contributions of Hungary to the successfully operation of the IIIM.
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Circle of Women Ambassadors: Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities and Fighting Sexual Harrassment

On Monday, 15 April, on the occasion of the latest Circle of Women Ambassadors luncheon, the Permanent Mission of Hungary welcomed President of the General Assembly H.E. Ms Maria Fernanda Espinoza Garcés, Deputy-Secretary-General H.E. Ms Amina Mohammed, Executive Director of UNICEF H.E. Henrietta H. Fore, Under-Secretary-Generals H.E. Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, H.E. Ms. Catherine Pollard, H.E. Ms. Alison Smale, as well as Assistant-Secretary-Generals, Ambassadors and Board members of Women’s International Forum, to discuss two key topics: the rights of persons with disabilities as well as preventing and eliminating sexual harassment at the UN.
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