Meeting with Ambassador Nikki Haley
H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN met with the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley on 21 July 2017.
Successful Permanent Representatives’ meeting of ACT adopted joint position on the lessons learned from the selection and appointment of the new UN Secretary-General
H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN participated and intervened at the final meeting of Permanent Representatives of the ACT group before the summer break on 21 July 2017. The group reached agreement on the lessons learned from the selection and appointment of the ninth UN Secretary-General in 2015 - 2016.
Hungary’s President participated at the Third UN Thematic Session on Water and Disasters and held fruitful meetings with Secretary General António Guterres and the UN’s special envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg
H.E. Mr János Áder, President of Hungary participated at the Third United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on 20 July in New York, where he gave a keynote speech about global water challenges. The event was organized by Dr. Han, the UN Secretary General’s Special envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, involving members of the High Level Panel on Water. President Áder had a fruitful meeting with Secretary General António Guterres about pressing issues related to sustainable development, and with Michael Bloomberg, UN special envoy for Cities and Climate Change. He exchanged views with the President of Mauritius and Dr Han about next steps regarding the Panel’s work.
Salon d’été: Meet the Women – an evening with world-renown mezzo-soprano Andrea Meláth
On 12 July 2017, H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations hosted a Salon d’Été with world-renowned Hungarian mezzo-soprano, Ms. Andrea Meláth. Held in the presence of H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, the exclusive event celebrated Women in their numerous roles of life, bringing the voice of powerful female characters from the most beautiful songs and operas of history. The evening was also a special commemoration of Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist Zoltán Kodály and his groundbreaking oeuvre.
Rita Izsák-Ndíaye elected to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Members at the 27th meeting of State parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination elected today 9 new experts to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by secret ballot for the term 2018-2021. The election of dr. Rita Izsák-Ndíaye, Hungary’s first time candidate by the third largest number of votes is a great success; a recognition of her professionalism, enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of human rights related issues with special focus on racial discrimination and protection of minorities.