Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting: “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”
On 22 May, Estonia as the President of the Security Council held an Arria-formula meeting on cyber issues. Member States as well as the briefers (including Izumi Nakamitsu USG) showed their support for a better coordination, cooperation, capacity building and confidence building measures for a stable, open, free, accessible and safe cyber space. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay also emphasized the importance of the two UN lead forums – GGE and OEWG – in the context of international security and the role of the OSCE and its Informal Working Group on Development of Confidence-Building Measures – which is chaired by Hungary since 2017.
Ambassador György Molnár, Chair of the Nuclear Security Contact Group addressed the NPT Thematic Seminar on Pillar II: Non-Proliferation
On 2-3 March, 2020 UNODA organized a thematic seminar on pillar II. (non-proliferation) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with the financial support of the EU. Ambassador György Molnár in his capacity as the Chair of the Nuclear Security Contact Group (NSCG) gave a presentation in the panel on nuclear security on Hungary’s work as convener of the NSCG composed of states that are prepared to play a leading role in strengthening nuclear security.
National Statement on the 'First meeting of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Declaration for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary'
On February 21, 2020, Her Excellency Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary made a national national statement at the first meeting of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Declaration for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN.
Minister Szijjártó addressed the UNGA plenary on “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine”
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, H. E. Minister Szijjártó addressed the General Assembly’s plenary session on “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine”, besides his several other meetings in the UN. In his statement, Minister Szijjártó stressed that while fully supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Hungary firmly rejects the violations of indigenous Hungarian minorities’ rights by the neighbouring country.
Panel discussion on “Listening to Survivors of Religious Persecution: The Call for Religious Freedom” at the UN
On November 20, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN and the Aid to the Church in Need organized a panel discussion "Listening to Survivors of Religious Persecution: A Call for Religious Freedom". As a panelist, Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary reaffirmed Hungary's commitment to assisting persecuted Christians, outlining national humanitarian and development programs of the Prime Minister's Office and the Hungary Helps Agency, as well as its international advocacy amplifying the voices of religious minorities facing violence worldwide.