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H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade took part in the fifth round of intergovernmental negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM)

The agenda of the fifth round of intergovernmental negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) consists of detailed discussions of the second revised draft of the document, as circulated by the co-facilitators from Mexico and Switzerland on 28 May. H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó took the floor on the first day in a national capacity and expressed Hungary’s views on the second revised draft based on the position that migration cannot be perceived as a positive phenomenon, while it presents risks and security challenges for the countries of origin, transit and destination at the same time.
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H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó met Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó and Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs H.E. Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo had an introductory meeting at the UN, where Minister Szijjártó met H.E. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs on the margin of Security Council open briefing on Ukraine.
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Benjamin Ferencz, last surviving prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials has expressed his views regarding international peace and justice at the High-Level Event “Atrocity Prevention and the Fight against Impunity”

On 30 April 2018, the Hungarian born, Benjamin Ferencz, Former Prosecutor for the Nuremberg Tribunal was a special guest at High-Level Event “Atrocity Prevention and the Fight against Impunity” organized by Denmark and Rwanda as well as the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect. H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, permanent representative of Hungary has underlined in her speech Hungary’s commitment to fight impunity and emphasized the importance of education and changing minds.
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At the informal meeting of the General Assembly, the Head of thee International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism presented the first report of the IIIM on the implementation of its mandate

On 18 April 2018, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 presented the first report of the IIIM for the member states. Hungary supports the mechanism and contributes to its funding.
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Hungary delivers the first common ACT statement on how to improve working methods of the UN General Assembly

Dr. Zoltán Varga, Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary delivered a statement today on behalf of the 25 Member States of the Accountability, Coherence & Transparency ACT Group, at the 2nd thematic debate of the Ad-Hoc Working Group on revitalization of the United Nations General Assembly, dealing with working methods. The Group agrees that the GA needs to increase its efficiency in the context of emerging global challenges to make sure it can live up to its role as one of the principal organs of the UN.
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