Addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security at the Security Council
On December 20, 2017, Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN, addressed the Security Council at the Open Debate on addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security. In her statement, Ambassador Bogyay highlighted the importance of addressing water related challenges, taking the reform forward, empowering women and putting further emphasis on prevention. Ambassador Bogyay reiterated Hungary’s firm commitment to the role of preventive diplomacy and mediation.
Hungarian Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. László Trócsányi visited New York
The Hungarian Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. László Trócsányi and his distinguished delegation visited New York between 14-18 November 2017.
Thematic session on “Women as Leaders for Diversity and Development" of the World Science Forum in Jordan on 7-11 November 2017
Jordan is hosting World Science Forum, the largest ever scientific gathering of the Middle East under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II. bin Al-Hussein at the Dead See on 7-11 November 2017 around the theme of ‘Science for Peace’. The Forum has been co-organized by the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan. H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Hungary’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and member of the Forum’s Steering Committee led the thematic session on “Women as Leaders for Diversity and Development" on 8 November as moderator with Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein, H.R.H. Princess Sumaya, South Africa’s Minister for Science and Technology, as well as senior women managers of AAAS, the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, and the European Research Council as speakers.
Hungary's commitment to the work of the Human Rights Council, resolution on reprisals
The President of the Human Rights Council, Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli presented the annual report of the Council to the 72th session of the UN General Assembly and Third Committee on 2 November 2017. At the interactive Dialogue with the President in the Third Committee, Zoltán Varga, Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN, reiterated Hungary’s strong support to the work of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms.
UN celebrates half a century of developing international trade law by UNCITRAL under Hungarian leadership
On 9 October 2017, the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the UN General Assembly held a successful debate on the work of the 50th session of UNCITRAL with H. E. Mr. János Martonyi, former Foreign Minister of Hungary and Chair of UNCITRAL. The debate addressed the presentation of the Chair and this year’s report of the Commission. On the margin of the debate, Minister Martonyi, together with Hungarian Permanent Representative Katalin Annamária Bogyay met Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Sectretary-General for Legal Affairs and Renaud Sorieul, Secretary of UNCITRAL.