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2019. May 7 - 9.

Open SDG Club, Berlin


2019. May 2 - 4.

Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, Bonn


2018. March 6 - 7.

ESDN workshop 1/2019, Budgeting for SDGs, Copenhagen


2018. January 29.

FRDO/EEAC workshop, sustainable Finance, Brussels

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Civil delegate election results 2018

On November 16 2018, the new members of the National Council for Sustainable Development delegated by civil organizations were elected. The election was preceded by a month long registration period allowing Hungary’s civil organizations to officially delegate their representatives for the election.

The civil organizations could choose from three sections: educational and cultural civil organizations, civil organizations involved in social and health issues and social strata and age group civil organizations.

A total of 106 civil organizations registered for the election.

The session of the educational and cultural civil organizations was chaired by Gábor Náray Szabó, academic and NCSD’s co-chair. NCSD’s members delegated by this section include:

Zoltán Molnár, Somosi Környezetnevelési Központ (Somos Centre for Environmental Education)

János Zlinszky, 72 Tanítvány Mozgalom Alapítvány (72 Disciples Movement Foundation)

The session of the civil organizations involved in social and health issues was chaired by Ákos Éger, the president of the National Society of Conservationists. NCSD’s members delegated by this section include:

András Molnár, Magyar Vöröskereszt (Hungarian Red Cross)

Tamás Rádai, Egészségügyi Technológia és Orvostechnikai Szállítók Egyesülete (Association of Health Technology Suppliers and Medical Device Manufacturers)

The session of the social strata and age group civil organizations was chaired by Gábor Bartus, NCSD’s secretary. NCSD’s members delegated by this section include:

József Csaba Bodroghelyi , Nagycsaládosok Országos Egyesülete (NOE) (National Association of Large Families)

Zoltán Hegedüs, Nemzeti Ifjúsági Tanács (National Youth Council)

We wish the elected council members every success in their work.

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Every generation needs human resources: knowledgeable and skilful individuals in appropriate quantity and in good health. Society cannot afford to lose the skills of the disadvantaged groups. Although there is no relevant statistical data, economic value of the human capital likely exceeded that of the material capital around the turn of the millennium, rendering humans the most important resources of the nation.

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Ecosystem services provided by natural resources are direct and indirect benefits for society, produced by natural and human-regulated ecosystems. Amongst the benefits are provisioning services (food, animal feed, raw material), natural cycle regulating services (climate stabilization, pollination, flood control), supporting services (nutrient cycling, soil formation), and cultural services (recreation, education, art inspiration).

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The basis of a society’s material growth is economic resources: physical capital, financial capital as storage and transmitter of value, technological knowledge in the form of intellectual property and know-how, and built environment. Entrepreneurs become the cornerstones of sustainable development by discovering the unexploited forms of value creation and managing the utilization of the majority of human, natural and human-created physical resources.
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