H. E. János Lázár, Minister of State heading the Prime Minister's Office of Hungary delivered a speech at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 27th January, 2014 on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, the Government of Hungary is organising the Memorial Year, through the Hungarian Holocaust 2014 Memorial Committee. Within the framework of this series of events, a scientific memorial meeting organised to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day is taking place today and Prime Minister Orbán sent a letter to address the event.
The apology was made at a conference jointly organised by the UN Secretariat and the Hungarian mission to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jewish and Roma Holocaust. "This is the first time that Hungary has acknowledged its responsibility in the Holocaust and apologized for it at the United Nations", UN Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi told Hungarian news agency MTI in New York on Thursday.
Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog has briefed the directors of the Yad Vashem Institute in Israel on the programme for Hungary's Holocaust memorial Year, in addition to which he signed several agreements with his Israeli hosts during his two-day official visit to Israel which ended on 20 January.
Last Friday, as a part of the Holocaust Memorial Year, an exhibition was opened by Monika Balatoni, Minister of State for Public Diplomacy at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Rome, presenting works of Hungarian and Italian Jewish artists.
Freedom rights and equality between people, and protection ensured by law must never be given up to any degree, the justice ministry's parliamentary state secretary told a commemoration marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Budapest on Monday.
The Prime Minister’s Office has made public the document containing the name of applications that are proposed for support in relation to the Civil Fund-2014 tender programme, announced in the interest of enhancing societal activity and to raise awareness in society with respect to the aims of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Year.
The Hungarian Government regards it an honour that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has undertaken to be chief patron of Holocaust Memorial Year 2014, Minister of State Heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said yesterday.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) unanimously decided at its session on Thursday that Hungary will take over the presidency of the organisation in 2015.
Minister of State for Human Resources András Doncsev received United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman on the 3rd of October, 2013.