The Benjamin Franklin Fellowship Experience – Hungarian Alumni Reflection

During my four weeks in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship program, I deepened my knowledge of the United States, managed to acquire certain aspects of the American mindset, made countless friends in different parts of Europe and the U.S., and answered more than a hundred questions about Hungary.

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2022 Investment Climate Statement: Hungary

The Department of State published the 2022 Investment Climate Statements (ICS) which provide up-to-date, country-specific information on the investment climates of more than 160 foreign markets.

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Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival 

On the occasion of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival, embassies and cultural institutes in Hungary express their full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community and their rights to equality and non-discrimination, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and freedom from violence.

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Remarks by Chargé Dillard on the Launch of a Book About Congressman Tom Lantos

The only Holocaust survivor to have served in Congress, Hungarian-born U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos spent his life championing the cause of human rights around the world. Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard and other distinguished guests discussed a new Hungarian translation of a book about the Congressman’s life and the importance of his work.

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International Roma Day

Statement by Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State April 7, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend my best wishes to Roma everywhere on International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the rich culture, language, and heritage of Roma around the world, including the generations of Romani Americans who …

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Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 25th Budapest Pride Festival 

August 17, 2020  On the occasion of the 25th Budapest Pride Festival, we, the undersigned embassies and cultural institutes, express our strong support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community and their rights to equality, peaceful expression and assembly, and freedom from discrimination. We note the important advocacy of LGBTI …

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Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On July 16, 2020, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (PDF, 28MB) Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom – Secretary Pompeo’s speech at the release of the Draft Report.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Statement by the U.S. Embassy Budapest May 14, 2020 On May 17, we will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, created to commemorate the WHO’s decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder on that day thirty years ago.  The United States firmly opposes criminalization, …

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International Roma Day

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON April 8, 2020 International Roma Day International Roma Day is an occasion to celebrate the traditions and history of Roma persons everywhere and to honor their contributions to the culture and society of nations around the world. This includes the United States, which is home to more than …

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Statement on Governmental Responses to COVID-19.

April 1, 2020 Leaders around the world are grappling with unprecedented challenges as they tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.  As governments around the world respond, we urge them to avoid restrictions on essential human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the ability of the free press to provide information to the public about the crisis and …

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Statement from the President: LGBT Pride Month

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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