Hungary concluded its three-year membership in the Council in 2012 with an overall positive voting record.  However, Hungary could do more to back a wider range of country-specific initiatives in the Council, including through the use of joint statements.

2012 Analysis

Hungary voted in favor of all country resolutions under agenda items 2, 4 and 10. However, Hungary voted against amendments that were proposed to improve the Libya resolution in March 2012.

Although Hungary supported the joint statement on human rights in Eritrea, it did not support the statement on Bahrain and the general joint statement on country situations. Hungary did not sign the statement calling for Security Council referral of the Syrian situation as a member in 2012, but subsequently joined the ICC referral statement as an observer state in March 2013.

In 2012, Hungary co-sponsored 21 country-specific resolutions, under agenda items 1, 2, 4, and 10.

Hungary voted in favor of the resolutions on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. Hungary abstained on three other resolutions focusing on Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.

Hungary could improve its engagement on country situations in the Council by broadening its participation in country-specific debates, which was limited, and supporting Council engagement on Bahrain and other situations.

Voting record in 2012

Support for key joint statements in 2012

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