Joint side event by Women and Water Partnership and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN on the role of women in implementing SDG 6 on water and sanitation
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) side event of 12 July chaired by H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Hungary’s Permanent Representative to the UN addressed the question whether women are meaningfully involved in SDG 6 on water and sanitation in Member States’ national implementation plans for the Sustainable Development Goals. With the contribution of the former chairperson of the UN Secretary-Generals' Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), UN-Women and Women and Water Partnership, representatives from South-Africa, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and the European External Action Service shared their experiences in terms of combining SDGs 5 and 6 and reflected on the way ahead.
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.
Minister János Martonyi, outgoing Chair of UNCITRAL opened the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
On 25 June 2018, H. E. Prof Dr. János Martonyi, former Foreign Minister of Hungary and the outgoing Chair of UNCITRAL opened the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Presentation of the zero draft of the modalities on Universal Health Coverage: Together for a healthier world
H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary and H.E. Ambassador Vitavas Srivihok, Permanent Representative of Thailand as co-facilitators of the modalities resolution on Universal Health Coverage have presented the draft resolution submitted by the President of the General Assembly on scope, modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage at the United Nations.