Paris, December 6 (MTI) – Hungary has become a formal member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC), foreign ministry state secretary István Mikola told MTI on Tuesday.

Hungary will contribute to the DAC’s programme in the fields of agriculture, food security, environmental protection technologies and water management. Hungary will also have a role in putting together the DAC’s scholarship schemes, Mikola said.

The state secretary said the DAC plays a key role in implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals.

The DAC, which is a forum for donor countries to discuss aid flows to and poverty reduction in developing countries, was founded in 1960. Hungary is the 30th OECD country to become a member of the DAC, having previously enjoyed observer status in the organisation.

Source: MTI

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