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“Call To Action”: Hungary’s President János Áder Attends UN General Assembly Session In New York

By Tamás Székely // 2016.09.22.

Hungarian President János Áder has arrived in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly session and a meeting of the Highlevel Panel on Water. János Áder was present at the signing of the Paris climate agreement this spring, and will attend a meeting organised by the UN Secretary General focusing on the climate agreement.

According to the United Nations’ official website, the “High Level Panel on Water” consists eleven sitting heads of states and governments and one special adviser. The Panel issues a “Call to Action” that advocates for a “fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water.” Three panel members, Hungary’s János Áder, South African President Jacob Zuma, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and special adviser Dr. Han Seung-soo (former Prime Minister of South Korea) are expected to make brief statements on the “Call to Action”. The participants discuss ways to encourage speeding up the ratification process.

On the sidelines of the event, János Áder is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and South African counterpart Jacob Zuma. Áder’s schedule also includes meetings with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

via hungarymatters.hu and un.org photo: Noémi Bruzák – MTI