Minister of State Istvan Mikola's statement at the World Humanitarian Summit
Statement by H. E. Mr. Istvan Mikola, Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation of Hungary at the Member States and Stakeholders Announcements of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23 May 2016.
The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade stresses the need for prevention in his statement to the High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security
In his statement to the High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security organized by the President of the General Assembly, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Péter Szijjártó stressed the importance of prevention in sustaining peace. He said that the greatest threat today is posed by the growing network of terrorist organisations and underlined that security and sustainable development go hand in hand in the long run.
On a historic day 172 countries sign the Paris Climate Agreement
On 22 April 172 countries signed the Climate Agreement adopted in Paris by the 196 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a conference known as (COP21) last December. At the signature ceremony H.E. Mr. János Áder, President of Hungary called for keeping the momentum and steadfast progress towards implementation.
Hungary was the co-organizer of this year's Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in the United Nations
On H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay's initiative, Hungary was the co-organizer of the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, 27 January 2016.
High-level side events on the Sustainable Development Goal on water
Participating in high-level events on the margins of the high level week of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, Deputy Secretary of State for International Cooperation Ádám Zoltán Kovács highlighted the essential role of water management in achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication, calling for a multilevel, inclusive approach for water cooperation and a regular global monitoring and reporting mechanism.