The Circle of Women Ambassadors discusses achieving gender equality with PGA-elect
Ambassador Bogyay hosted the Circle of Women Ambassadors on 13 September 2018 at the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN where she expressed strong support for the advancement of women and to work towards achieving gender equality. Major initiatives in the UN by member states and the Secretary General were presented.
Ambassador Bogyay elected as new president of IAPR
On 6 September the Executive Board of the International Association of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations elected Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN as the new president of the IAPR, on the nomination of H.E. Mr. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.