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Her Excellency Katalin Bogyay


From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Bogyay served as her country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and from 2011 to 2013 as President of UNESCO’s General Conference.

From 2006 to 2009, she was Hungary’s State Secretary for International Affairs for Education and Culture, and from 1999 to 2006, Founding Director of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.

Prior to entering government, Ms. Bogyay had a distinguished career as an international television broadcaster, film producer and writer.
She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom and the World Academy of Art and Science in the United States.  She is also an international advisor to the Institute for Global and European Studies at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, to iASK- Institute of Advanced Studies ( Koszeg, Hungary), to the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin, Germany) as well as President of its Cultural Diplomacy and Arts programme of ICD, and steering committee member of World Science Forum( Jordan-Hungary-Brazil)

The author of several books and publications, she is also a guest lecturer and speaker at universities and international conferences.

Ms. Bogyay holds a master’s degree in economics from Corvinus University of Budapest, and a Master of Arts in international communications from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and an Honorary Doctorate of Social Sciences from University of Pannonia, Hungary. Ambassador Bogyay is a recipient of several high honors, like the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary.

She is married and has a son.


Contact Information

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Hungary to the United Nations
227 East 52 St.
New York, NY 10022 

Phone: (212) 752-0209
Fax: (212) 755-5395

Email: hungary@un.int
Website: http://www.humisny.org/