H.E. Ms. Katalin Annamária Bogyay
KATALIN ANNAMÁRIA BOGYAY (Hungary) said the United Nations has shown over the decades that it is persistent, responsible and sensitive to suffering. Multilateralism is like gardening as it requires planting, waiting and the sowing of seeds. It involves investing in networking and building trust and a reliable base. Member States will always be first responders to crises, yet States need the help of global institutions during global challenges. The United Nations is a cornerstone of the world order and it should be supported. Hungary is a proud supporter of multilateralism and Budapest has become an expanding regional hub for United Nations offices. The United Nations needs reforms, but that is secondary to the Organization’s principles and intentions. Global cooperation and collective responsibility are essential to fight the COVID‑19 pandemic and improve the world.