UN Youth Delegate of Hungary calls for inclusion and empowerment of youth
UN Youth Delegate of Hungary, Ms Ágnes Szuda, addressed the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly during its General Discussion on Social Development, highlighting the potential of youth to contribute to the achievement of sustainable social and economic development, with special regard to young persons with disabilities.
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign affairs and Trade of Hungary on CNN
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary was the guest of Christiane Amanpour in her show in New York City.
Presentation of Hungary’s first Voluntary National Review of SDG implementation at the High Level Political Forum
Hungary’s first Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presented by H.E. Mr László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology on 18 July 2018 focused on the goals on water and sanitation, energy provision, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and production, and balanced ecosystems. These priorities underpin Hungary’s policies to achieve long term sustainable development in a crosscutting manner, through synergies enhanced by innovation and technology.
Closure of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration
With the end of the sixth session on 13 July 2018, the intergovernmental negotiations on the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) got concluded. The outcome will be adopted at a conference to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10-11 December 2018. Hungary was represented at the closing session by H.E. Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who delivered a national statement. By thanking the co-facilitators for their efforts in leading the process, Minister Szijjártó expressed concerns on the GCM package and flagged that the Government of Hungary will consider it at its next meeting, with a view to launching the eventual disassociation in due course.
Hungary calls for a more effective and faster cooperation and information sharing to prevent terrorism and violent extremism
On 28 June 2018, H.E. Dr. György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister has emphasized in his statement that the simplification of international channels could make the cooperation more efficient and faster, without violating national interests and objectives.