H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary participated in several events in the United Nations Headquarters on 14 and 16 May 2019
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary participated in the 2019 ECOSOC 4th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) organized by the President of the Economic and Social Council on 14 May 2019 as well as in its side events. On 14 and 16 May Minister Szijjártó participated also in the High-level Thematic Debate on Addressing Inequality Toward Inclusive Development as a panelist and in the High-level meeting on “International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Assets Return” organized by the President of the General Assembly under the theme “Prosperity Week”.
Hungary re-elected to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
As a recognition of Hungary’s contribution to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as a member since 2012, the Economic and Social Council re-elected Hungary by acclamation to the important UN body that besides supervising the international drug control treaties also acts as the governing body of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
“2019 NPT PrepCom – Reinforcing the integrity of the NPT”
On 30 April, at the Third PrepCom for the 2020 RevCon of the NPT Ambassador György Molnár, Special Representative for Arms Control Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in his intervention reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment to strenghtening the NPT, the cornerstone of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament as well as the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In the field of nuclear disarmament common ground, inclusive and incremental process, concrete and practical steps are the way forward.
“Revtialisation of the GA – Stronger OPGA needed”
On 30 April, the Ad Hoc Working Group held its fourth thematic debate on the Revitalization of the General Assembly. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary in her intervention reaffirmed Hungary’s continued support for the process, especially strengthening the Office of the PGA.
Security Council Open Debate on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”
On Monday, 29 April, H. E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay addressed the Security Council at its quarterly Open Debate on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Ambassador Bogyay reaffirmed Hungary’s faith in two-state solution as the best option as well as drew attention to the positive role of the international community in the current stalemate. The Ambassador expressed hope for renewed dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian parties.