Successful Conclusion of the 12th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
The 12th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities took place on 11-13 June, 2019, with the participation of more than thirty high-level State Party representatives and more than 1500 participants altogether. Besides the General Debate and three high-level roundtables, close to hundred side events were held during the Conference. Hungary, as Vice-President and member of the Bureau, has been actively engaged to make the session successful and inclusive.
Hungary participated for the Fifth time at the UN International Bazaar
Around 40 Permanent Missions offered colorful handicrafts products as well as a variety of delicious culinary masterpieces at this years’ UN International Bazaar, a very successful charity event that took place on 6 June at the UN Plaza. For the fifth consecutive year the Permanent Mission of Hungary participated with a national merchandize and food stand at the event organized under the patronage of Mrs. Catarina Marquez de Almeida Vaz Pinto, wife of the UN Secretary General and contributed this way to the important fundraising work of UNHCR projects around the world.
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.