Country / Region profile of: Hungary

Hungarian women have low rates of employment and public participation due to society's traditional beliefs that women belong in the household. In 2012, the conservative legislature enacted a new constitution that earned international criticism because it weakened legal checks on the governing party's authority and violated international and European human rights standards, including interfering with women's reproductive rights. Hungary is not in the state of conflict todayit is a member of the North-Atlantic Treaty Ogranisation (NATO) since 1999. Hungary ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1980, and is ranked 103 out of 144 listed countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Hungary ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2 April 2014. During the 2017 October Open Debate, Hungary gave a statement affirming support for WPS but made no specific commitments towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. In 2017, $1414.7 million were spent by Hungary on its military; subsequently, Hungary has yet to develop a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000). Greater public participation by Hungarian women is essential to the protection of women's interests and the promotion of gender equality.

"Hungary is far away from this especially because the ideology of “familiarism” has prevailed from 1990 onwards, focusing on families and not on women" - Andrea Peto


$ 1,414,700,000
Military expenditure
Hungary spends USD$1,414,700,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Supporting equality at the UN
This amount could fund the systematic and sustained resourcing and deployment of gender and WPS experts in country missions and at UN Headquarters.
NAP 1325
Hungary does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Hungary made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.