Hungary’s contribution to the high level dialogue on Building Sustainable Peace for All of 24th January
The President of the General Assembly convened a high level dialogue on Building Sustainable Peace for All on 24th January in order to discuss synergies between the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and sustaining peace. Hungary was represented at the event by Under-secretary of State for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Ádám Zoltán Kovács, who talked about the importance of sustainable water resources management based on the outcome of the Budapest Water Summit.
Joint Statement on the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference
The following joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of Hungary, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States was delivered by Ambassador György Molnar (Hungary) at a plenary session of the United Nations First Committee at UN Headquarters in New York on October 17, 2016. States Parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention will hold their Eighth Review Conference in Geneva November 7-25, 2016, and Ambassador Molnar will serve as its President.
Hungary to put forward six-point proposal at Migration Summit
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó headed the Hungarian delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his statements at the Migration Summit and the plenary of the General Assembly, as well as at other events, Mr Szijjártó voiced Hungary's concerns and vision regarding the challanges facing today's Europe.
Hungary supports collective efforts to end sexual exploitation and abuse
On 7 September 2016, the President of the UN General Assembly held a meeting in response to recent allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers. Ambassador Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, emphasized at the meeting that Hungary supports the UN’s zero tolerance policy on all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse.
Hungary calling for the establishment of a UN intergovernmental Body on Water
As a representative of Hungary, organizer of the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Mr. Ádám Zoltán Kovács, Deputy Secretary of State for international cooperation addressed today the audience of a side event discussing the issues of water and sanitation held in the framework of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations. Mr. Kovács reiterated that the establishment of a UN intergovernmental Body on Water stands at the core of improved water architecture in order to enable regular dialogue among governments and major groups at the global level, providing guidance and recommendations for implementation of the SDG targets related to water. The event on „Tracking progress to ensure no-one is left behind – contributing to follow-up and review of the water, sanitation and hygiene target of the SDGs” was organized by the international NGO, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Ethiopia.