Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Government supports NGOs helping handicapped people

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 15, 2017 12:35 PM

The Government supports the initiatives of non-governmental organisations helping handicapped people and their families. Those organisations are eligible to submit applications in response to the call for proposals with an allocation worth almost HUF 171.5 million in total to be closed on Wednesday which seek to launch local, regional or national programmes to combat isolation, Károly Czibere told the press.

We remember not only victims, but also heroes

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 2, 2017 9:01 PM

The Roma Holocaust did not only have victims, but also heroes, and it is our duty to remember and to talk about them so that as many people as possible should know about their courageous conduct, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday.

French Minister in Hungary again after seven years

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 1, 2017 10:12 AM

Minister of State for Sports Tünde Szabó had talks with French Sports Minister Laura Flessel at the Duna Arena. It adds to the significance of the meeting that no French leader of the rank of minister had been to Hungary since 2010.

The cohesion of the Hungarian nation is also apparent in uniform education and summer camps

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 30, 2017 7:18 PM

“The cohesion of the Hungarian nation is also apparent within the fields of uniform education and summer camps”, Deputy Minister of Human Capacities and the Ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári said on Friday at a reception in the Parliament Building for Hungarian students and schoolchildren from Subcarpathia who are studying Hungarian within the framework of the Erzsébet Camp programme.

Budapest awarded right to host 2024 World Short Course Swimming Championships

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 17, 2017 3:43 PM

During the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Hungary, International Swimming Federation FINA decided on Monday to award the right to host the 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships to Kazan, Russia, and the 2024 event to the Hungarian capital.

Lanzarote Commission meets in Budapest to discuss care of unaccompanied minors

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 10, 2017 12:52 PM

The Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment was adopted in 2007 and came into force in Hungary on 1 December 2015. The highest-level monitoring body of the Convention is the Lanzarote Commission, which is made up of government exports from states who are party to the Convention.

First Hungarian translation of the Talmud published

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 5, 2017 6:00 PM

A community that devotes two decades to translating its most important book "wants to live, and if it wants to live, it also gains strength", Miklós Soltész said referring to the Talmud translation, which has been in preparation since 1998, on the occasion of the publication of the first ever Hungarian transition of the Talmud by the Unified Israelite Congregation of Hungary (EMIH).

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog received OECD Secretary-General

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 26, 2017 4:23 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog received Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in his office today.

Government launches scholarship programme for young Middle Eastern Christians

Ministry of Human Capacities, June 6, 2017 10:23 AM

“The Hungarian Government is launching a scholarship programme to support young people from persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog announced on Friday in Berlin at the International Prayer Breakfast Conference, which was attended by high ranking politicians and religious leaders from over fifty countries.