(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, Katalin Bogyay, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Bogyay served as her country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and from 2011 to 2013 as President of UNESCO’s General Conference.
From 2006 to 2009, she was Hungary’s State Secretary for International Affairs for Education and Culture, and from 1999 to 2006, Founding Director of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.
Prior to entering government, Ms. Bogyay had a distinguished career as an international television broadcaster, film producer and writer.
She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom and the World Academy of Art and Science in the United States. She is also an international advisor to the Institute for Global and European Studies at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and to the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany, as well as President of its Cultural Diplomacy and Arts Programme.
The author of several books and publications, she is also a guest lecturer and speaker at universities and international conferences.
Ms. Bogyay holds a master’s degree in economics from Corvinus University of Budapest, and a Master of Arts in international communication from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
She is married and has a son.