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Hungary’s International Development Cooperation Strategy (IDC2025): brochure available in both Hungarian and English

Publicated on: September 21, 2020

A brochure regarding Hungary’s International Development Cooperation Strategy for the period 2020-2025 (IDC2025) is now available in both English and Hungarian. IDC2025 seeks to further promote Hungary’s role in the international community and prizes the need to encourage economic partnerships as a means to achieving peace and development. Its fo-cus resides on promoting, inter alia, access to water and sanitation, healthcare, education, information technology goods and services, as well as sustainable agricultural production and consumption.

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Hungary’s international development programme in the Republic of Uganda

Publicated on: January 7, 2020

In 2019 Hungary launched a comprehensive, 16-million-euro development programme in the Republic of Uganda, the ultimate aim of which is to contribute to the long-lasting stability and economic prosperity of the country. The multi-faceted development programme is to be implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and consists ultimately of five elements: water management, information technology, tourism, agriculture and e-governance. The programme shall be implemented in two phases, with a target end date of 2021.

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New publication: Hungary’s International Development Profile

Publicated on: September 20, 2019

The Department for International Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary has recently published Hungary’s new donor profile, a brochure highlighting the results and achievements of our international development cooperation activities in 2018.

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Hungary has launched a multi-sectorial development cooperation program in the Republic of Uganda

Publicated on: March 8, 2019

The Government of Hungary approved a decision to implement a multi-sectorial development cooperation programme in the Republic of Uganda. The ca. 16-million-euro programme will provide project-based support with the aim of encouraging the sustainable development of the Republic of Uganda, inter alia, by addressing root causes of migration. The programme shall be implemented through a series of invitations to tender.

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The Interministerial Committee on International Development Cooperation held its first meeting of the year

Publicated on: January 30, 2019

On 30 January 2019, a meeting of the International Development Cooperation (IDC) Interministerial Committee took place under the chairmanship of István Joó, Deputy State Secretary for Export Development.

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Hungarian development aid to Palestine

Publicated on: January 26, 2019

István Balogh, Political Director, Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy, on 26 January 2019 delivered Hungary’s most recent development aid to a school for children with special needs run by the Al-Khader charity organization in Bethlehem Governorate in Palestine.

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Hungary supports the provision of a mobile medical clinic in La Guajira, Colombia

Publicated on: January 17, 2019

On 17 January 2019, the Hungarian Embassy in Bogota officially handed over a letter certifying a grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary to deploy a mobile medical clinic, a project to be carried out with the assistance of civil partners and the Colombian government. The mobile clinic is to provide health care for Venezuelan refugees located in Columbia for 12 months.

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Hungary provides healthcare and nutritional support to the Venezuelan Hungarian diaspora

Publicated on: December 16, 2018

In order to mitigate the negative effects of the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provided support to the Venezuelan Hungarian Diaspora. The deteriorating Venezuelan economic situation in recent months has led to a shortage of food, along with a lack of medicines, resulting in an increasingly widespread malnutrition among the inhabitants.

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Hungary and Israel held a one-week-long water management training course for experts from the Balkans

Publicated on: November 28, 2018

Between 12-16 November 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) jointly organised a water management seminar in Budapest. Fifteen Hungarian and one Israeli water management expert held a week-long training session for water experts from Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provides humanitarian assistance to Indonesia

Publicated on: October 4, 2018

On 28 September 2018, a major earthquake shook Indonesia's Celebes island. As a result of the earthquakes, a tidal wave occurred, causing further devastation. The catastrophe resulted in thousands of casualties. The natural disaster caused major infrastructural damage to the city of Palu. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provided assistance in the amount of 5 million HUF to Indonesia in an effort to alleviate the damage caused by the natural disaster.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary supports the work of the Hungarian doctors separating the siamese twins from Bangladesh

Publicated on: September 27, 2018

István Joó, the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development, bequeathed a grant certificate with the amount of 25 million HUF to neurosurgeon Dr. András Csókay and plastic surgeon Dr. Gergely Pataki, both of whom are members of the Action For Defenceless People Foundation.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary celebrates World Humanitarian Day

Publicated on: August 17, 2018

On 17 August 2018, István Joó, the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development, gave an opening speech outlining the important work of civil society actors in providing humanitarian assistance as a means of celebrating World Humantarian Day. The event entitled "Our Life in the Field" consisted of a series of presentations by leading civil society actors. The event served to reiterate that the Government of Hungary remains committed to providing rapid and effective assistance. In his speech, Mr. Joó thanked those Hungarian actors who have been helping those in need for decades.

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Our life in the field – celebrating World Humanitarian Day in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Publicated on: August 8, 2018

Since 19 August 2008, the International Community commemorates the attack of the UN Office in Baghdad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary organised an event on 17 August, called "Our Life on the Field". The event served as a forum for discussing useful field experiences. Leading civil society actors had the opportunity to share their insight and provide an overview of their humanitarian activities. The invited speakers presented both the beauty and the challenges related to their work.

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A Hungarian mobile water purification system in the Lao People's Democratic Republic has begun its operation in an area affected by a critical dam failure

Publicated on: August 3, 2018

With the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, a mobile water purification plant has been resituated in Attapeu Province, an area flooded as a result of a dam failure. The purification plant is to supply drinking water to the population. The system is capable of providing 5-6000 litres of clean drinking water per day, as required. As such, the mobile plant is able to provide around 3000 people access to clean drinking water every day.

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The Deputy State Secretariat for Export Development has been established

Publicated on: August 1, 2018

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appointed István Joó as the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 14 June 2018. The Deputy State Secretary has been tasked with overseeing international development cooperation.

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Managing a Crisis in the Transcarpathian Region

Publicated on: July 25, 2018

On 17 July 2018, the governor of Transcarpathia, Hennadiy Moskal, turned to Hungary for immediate help concerning the emergence of a crisis situation in the local domestic drinking water supply. According to the governor, due to the shutdown of the „DniproAzot" chemical plant, the drinking water system in Transcarpathia was in danger, as the company remains the sole local producer of liquid chlorine used for water purification. Although the plant has restarted its chlorine production, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary delivered an emergency supply of large amounts of chlorine to the crisis in the region; the chlorine arrived in Uzhgorod (Ungvár) on 25 July 2018. The chlorine supply contributed to the provision of clean drinking water to the population negatively affected by the crisis.

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Hungarian humanitarian aid for Macedonia after heavy storms

Publicated on: August 8, 2016

On Sunday August 6th, 2016 an extremely heavy storm hit the capital of Macedonia and its suburbs causing severe floods. The natural disaster left 22 people dead, at least 70 injured and approximately 1000 people were evacuated because of the life threatening and dangerous living circumstances. The 8th of August was declared national day of mourning.

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The exhibition of the awarded drawings of the EYD V4 drawing competition was opened on 6th December

Publicated on: December 15, 2015

The awarded Czech, Polish, Slovakian and Hungarian drawings of the “Our world, our dignity, our future” drawing competition were exhibited as part of the Foundation for Africa’s day-long event called “Vízibility Nap” organized as one of the closing events of the European Year for Development.

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European Year for Development: “EYD 2015” stands on Sziget Festival

Publicated on: August 8, 2015

The year of 2015 is the first among the so-called “European years”, which focuses on the European Union’s external action, global engagement, fighting against poverty. 2015 is also the year, when the Millennium Development Goals’ deadline expires, and the international community has to create the global framework of future endeavors in order to eliminate poverty and forward sustainable development.

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EYD Newsletter July-August 2015

Publicated on: July 31, 2015

Please read our EYD Newsletter.

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Latvian and Luxembourg EU Presidencies' and the European Commission's video contest on development cooperation

Publicated on: July 23, 2015

Please see the information regarding the contest below

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155 million forints of support to the Transcarpathian Region

Publicated on: July 8, 2015

Hungary continues to support the development of Transcarpathia (Zakarpattia Oblast) with a total amount of 200 million HUF (app. 500 000 USD), which mainly consists of a 155-million-forint framework of investments realised by the Hungarian Cultural Assosiation in Transcarpathia together with the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. The rest of the financial framework will be allocated by the Hungarian Delegations in Ukraine and would support the Transcarpathian historic churches.

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Humanitatian aid for IDP schoolchildren

Publicated on: May 5, 2015

On April 27 and 29, 2015 in the framework of the Hungarian aid programme for IDPs in the value of EUR100.000 in districts of Solomyansk, as well as in Dnipro in Kiev 600 aid packages were distributed among IDP schoolchildren between the age 7-10.

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Hungary to receive seriously injured soldiers for treatment

Publicated on: April 17, 2015

On April 16, 2015 H.E. Ambassador Ernő Keskeny – at his own initiative and accompanied by Defence Attaché Colonel István Tóth – paid a visit to the Central Military Hospital in Kiev where some of the soldiers who received their injuries in the zone of ATO are being treated.

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New Eurobarometer data on citizens’ views on development, cooperation and aid

Publicated on: April 17, 2015

The results of the “European Year for Development” public opinion survey undertaken in 28 member states in 2013 were recently published.

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European Development Days 2015 photo contest

Publicated on: March 23, 2015

For further information about the contests please visit the following websites

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Rehabilitation aid was given to the families of the 20 Copt Christian Egyptian victims who were murdered by the Islamic State. The handover of the donation

Publicated on: March 10, 2015

The Hungarian governmental aid was successfully delivered to the families of the Copt Christian murder victims in Libya on March 5, 2015.

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Hungarian mission in Albania to assist flood victims

Publicated on: March 6, 2015

The water purification aid team working in Selenicë, Albania since 20 February in the framework of an aid mission offered by Hungary to the flood-hit Albania, finished its work on 2 March. During this mission, the water purification equipment, the water purification and packing facilities operated by Hungarian experts produced nearly 100.000 litres clean potable water.

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Official opening event of EYD in Hungary – our world, our dignity, our future

Publicated on: March 6, 2015

Press release

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NOHA Spring School

Publicated on: March 5, 2015

This year's NOHA Spring School will take place in ELTE Universtiy, Budapest, Hungary from the 4-8 May 2015.

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UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest

Publicated on: February 11, 2015

The Government of Hungary and UNICEF agreed to establish UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest.

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Act XC of 2014 on international development cooperation and international humanitarian assistance is now accessible

Publicated on: February 10, 2015

The Act XC of 2014 on international development cooperation and international humanitarian assistance was passed by the Parliament during its session of 15 December 2014.

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