Closure of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration
With the end of the sixth session on 13 July 2018, the intergovernmental negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) got concluded. The outcome will be adopted at a conference to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10-11 December 2018. Hungary was represented at the closing session by H.E. Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who delivered a national statement. By thanking the co-facilitators for their efforts in leading the process, Minister Szijjártó expressed concerns on the GCM package and flagged that the Government of Hungary will consider it at its next meeting, with a view to launching the eventual disassociation in due course.
Hungary calls for a more effective and faster cooperation and information sharing to prevent terrorism and violent extremism
On 28 June 2018, H.E. Dr. György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister has emphasized in his statement that the simplification of international channels could make the cooperation more efficient and faster, without violating national interests and objectives.
Minister János Martonyi, outgoing Chair of UNCITRAL opened the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
On 25 June 2018, H. E. Prof Dr. János Martonyi, former Foreign Minister of Hungary and the outgoing Chair of UNCITRAL opened the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
A dinner to remember the heroic life of Povl Bang-Jensen
On the occasion of a new research project led by Professor András Nagy on Povl Bang-Jensen, the Danish diplomat who helped to save many lives after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, a dinner was hosted by Ambassador Bogyay in the company of H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations; Ms. Bridget Sisk, Chief of the UN Archives and Records Management and a guest of honor Per Bang-Jensen, Povl Bang-Jensen’s son.
Celebrating Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the importance of religious and cultural dialogue
On 12 June 2018 Rabbi Schneier was presented the ‘"A cry for freedom" commemorative bronze statute by Ambassador Katalin Bogyay on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the return of the Holy Crown of St. Stephen from the United States to Hungary.