Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
On November 20-21, the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child was celebrated with a high-level meeting at the UN Headquarters. The plenary, opened by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the General Assembly and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, among others, also included children participants, who shared their vision on child rights and remaining challenges in the implementation of the Convention.
Open Debate in the Security Council on “The role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security”
On November 19, 2019, H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, addressed the Security Council at its Open Debate on “The role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security”. In his statement, Minister Szijjártó underlined the importance of returning honesty and mutual respect to the international discourse in order to overcome today’s serious conflicts. The Minister also highlighted that the recognition of the right of countries to stick to national identity, cultural, historic and religious traditions is an important precondition of reconciliation.
Security Council held Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security
On October 29, H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary addressed the Security Council on its annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: “Towards the implementation of the WPS agenda: moving from commitments to accomplishments in preparation for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325”. The Ambassador informed the Council about the ongoing work on the Hungarian WPS National Action Plan, and emphasized the importance of a survivor-centered and human-rights based approach.
Hungary participates in interactive dialogue of the Third Committee
Hungary actively participated in the Interactive Dialogues of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly: H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay reaffirmed Hungary’s support for the freedom of religion and belief (17 October), the right to education (18 October), as well as the rights of minorities (22 October), and for the work of the respected mandate-holders among others.
H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay hosted a reception on the occasion of the National Day to commemorate the 1956 Revolution in Hungary, which started on October 23.
H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay hosted a reception with the participation of H.E. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the General Assembly who was awarded with the symbolical statute called the ‘Cry for Freedom’. Nearly 200 UN Ambassadors and prominent figures from the New York society attended the event on 21 October 2019 at the Permanent Mission of Hungary that featured Hungarian folk music by the “Fényes Band” as well as delicacies of the national cuisine.