WORKING VISIT OF LAURA BARRERA FORTOUL DIRECTOR GENEARL OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM FOR INTEGRAL FAMILY DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO (DIF) TO HUNGARY

  • The Director General of the National System for Integral Family Development of Mexico (DIF) visited the András Pető Faculty in Budapest, Hungary. 
  • Laura Barrera Fortoul signed a Letter of Intention of Conductive Education and a Consensus Agreement between the SNDIF and the “Connosotros A.C.” Association.

Budapest, Hungary, February 19th 2018. – Between February 17th and 19th 2018, the Director General of the National System of Integral Family Development of Mexico (SNDIF or DIF), Laura Barrera Fortoul, paid a working visit to Budapest, Hungary, within the framework of the cooperation project between the authorities of the DIF and Semmelweis University in Hungary for the application of the Conductive Education Method or Pető System in Mexico.

On February 19th, the Mexican Delegation of DIF held working meetings with the Eszter Daróczy, Dean’s Representative for International Relations of the András Pető Faculty, as well as with Dr. Andrea Zsebe, Acting Dean of András Pető Faculty of Semmelweis University (APF-SU). During this meeting, the basis for the celebration of an agreement or collaboration agreement with Semmelweis University was discussed; with the objective of establishing collaborative links with András Pető Faculty, for the application of the Conductive Education Method or Pető System, on patients suffering from cerebral palsy in Mexico throughout the national territory. Eventually, a Letter of Intention to promote the Program of Conductive Education and a Consensus Agreement between the DIF and “Connosotros A.C.” Association were signed with the presence of the Ambassador of Mexico in Hungary, David Nájera who signed as witness of honor.

The Mexican Delegation, headed by Laura Barrera Fortoul, was also integrated by Mrs. Elena Cepeda de León de Ramírez, President of the System for Integral Family Development of Morelos; Dr. Margara Millán Moncayo, President of Connosotros A.C. Association in Morelos; Mr. Edgar Mauricio Acra Alva, Head of the Social Integration and Assistance Unit; and Ismael Ordoñez Hernández, Head of the Attention for Vulnerable Population Unit.

The Conductive Education Method or Pető System is recognized worldwide for having created a method specifically developed for children and adults with psychomotor disorders such as cerebral palsy. The Pető System will be implemented in Mexico through these public institutions, focusing on low-income or communities in dire need. This institutional approach is a reflection of the cooperation dialogue that exists between Mexico and Hungary, an example of the use of human talent and the experience of both countries working towards a common goal.

Please click here to see the photos of the meeting and signing of the agreement!

 

National System for the Integral Family Development of Mexico


The National System for Integral Family Development of Mexico (DIF) is responsible for conducting public policies on social assistance that promote the integration of the family. It also promotes actions aimed at improving the vulnerable situation of children, adolescents, seniors and people with disabilities.

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MEXICO NOMINATED AS THE ARMS CONTROL PERSON(S) OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE ARMS CONTROL ASSOCIATION FOR ITS FIGHT ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Mexico, together with Austria, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as Ambassador Elayne Whyte of Costa Rica, have been nominated by the Arms Control Association to the "Arms Control Person(s) of the Year 2017 Award" for its leadership in the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the United Nations on 7th July of this year (Mexico signed the Treaty in the past 20th September  and, after the approval by the Senate of the Republic – 28th November -, soon it will be ratifiable).

Since 2007, the Arms Control Association annually nominates individuals or organizations whose actions have contributed to advance in issues of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament or have helped raise awareness about the threats posed by mass destruction weapons. The Association was founded in 1971 and is recognized internationally for its research and analysis programs, as well as for its dissemination and promotion of effective policies for the control of weapons.

Regarding to this, it is emphasized that the voting is entirely open through the web page of the Association. The vote will conclude at 23:45 hrs. of 5th January 2018 (the results will be announced on 9th January).

PARTICIPATE IN THE 21ST “ÉSTE ES MI MÉXICO” (THIS IS MY MEXICO) CHILDREN’S DRAWING CONTEST 2017 - “THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY AND ITS LIFECYCLE IN NORTH AMERICA"

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) is pleased to invite you to participate in the XXI Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México”, with the subject "The Monarch Butterfly and its lifecycle in North America".

Migration is a movement of population (human or animal) from the place of origin to another destination, which implies a change in the habitual residency for human beings or in the habitat for migratory animal species.

Animal migration is the seasonal or permanent movement of animals from one habitat to another.

The migration of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) involves three countries of North America: Canada, United States of America and Mexico. The migratory life of Monarch Butterfly is a very interesting process, specially the way in which this specie is able to return to the same hibernating sites through many generations; thus, this process is still a research subject.

The Institute of Mexicans Abroad celebrates this remarkable topic for this XXI Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México”.

The Monarch Butterfly uses the region of North American as a place of transit, reproduction and transformation, and it is up to the human beings to watch the preservation of its habitat to avoid its extinction.

This year, we convene all children to know and draw the Monarch Butterfly, its habitat and migration through the three countries, the stages of its life and all the challenges that faces on its path and its destiny.

We count on you all to star this new adventure.

Visit the Milenio Group page to know more about the Monarch Butterfly.

TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Make a drawing.
  • Send your drawing to the nearest Embassy, Consulate of Mexico or Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Be between 6 and 14 years old.
  • Make your drawings or paintings with brush, pencil, acrylics, watercolors, crayons or any other material of your choice.
  • Draw or paint on a square cardboard (30 x 30 cm / 12x12 inches).
  • Paste the REGISTRATION FORMAT with all the requested data on the back of your drawing.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

Every year thousands of children from all around the world participate in the Children´s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México”.

12 winning drawing and 50 honorable mentions are selected, and will take part in an itinerant exposition that will be inaugurated in Mexico City and after will be send all around the globe.

AWARDS:

  • The 12 winners will receive a piece of art from the Mexican artist Nicole A. S. Pellegrino, who is the godmother of the contest, a package of Mexican literature books, a diploma and a surprise gift.
  • The 50 drawing with honorable mention will receive a package of Mexican literature books and a diploma.
  • The 62 selected drawings will be published in the IME 2018 calendars.

JURY:

  • Representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Mexico and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Representatives of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad.
  • Guest artists.

For the selection of the 12 winning drawings and 50 honorable mentions, the jury must take into consideration the geographical distribution –North America; rest of the world and Mexico– as well as the ages of the participants 6-8; 9-11; 12-14.

Closing date: October 13, 2017

DO NOT FORGET

  • Sign and date your drawing.
  • Paste the REGISTRATION FORMAT on the back of the drawing,
  • Write down your name and description of your drawing,
  • Send the drawings to the nearest Embassy, Consulate of Mexico, or Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the deadline: Friday, October 13th, 2017.

ATTENTION, REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION:

  • Copied or worn drawings, or where the help of an adult is noticed.
  • Incomplete drawings, those which do not include the registration format or which do not respect the specified size (30cm x 30cm or 12 "x 12"), will not participate either,
  • Drawings that do not respect the theme “the Monarch Butterfly and its habitat”.

By participating in this Contest, you assign the rights of the drawings to the IME so those can be used in exhibitions and publications for promotional purposes.

The results will be published on the IME website on Monday, November 13th.

MEXITEL – FREE SERVICE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR CONSULAR PROCEDURES

The Mexican Embassy in Hungary, concurrent to the Republic of Croatia and to the Republic of Bulgaria has the honor to inform that in order to improve our customer service for Mexicans and foreigners concerning the consular services, for the procedures of passport and visa applications, legalizations, certificates, civil registry, issuance of powers of attorney, Mexican military service card and Mexican voting card for Mexicans living abroad, a prior appointment must be obtained through the appointment scheduling system of MEXITEL. To schedule an appointment please click on the following logo:

The website of MEXITEL is available in Spanish, English, French and Cantonese. The first step is the registration in order to create an account and subsequently you will be able to make an appointment for the most suitable time you desire (it is recommended to use Google Chrome for booking your appointment). Once you have booked your appointment, the system will generate a confirmation letter, which you must bring with you to the Embassy on the day of your appointment. You will also receive this confirmation at your email account you provided.

We strongly recommend you to request an appointment with plenty of time in advance in order to avoid any inconvenience. Please take note that, if you wish to reschedule for a more convenient date or time, or if you miss your appointment, you will need to request a new one with the same procedure.

If you cannot show your printed confirmation letter upon arrival to our Consular Office, we reserve the right to refuse service.

Recommendations:

  • The fact of scheduling an appointment will not guarantee the issuance of the requested document. Whenever you visit the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Budapest, Hungary, the officials of the Consular staff will review your documentation and they will check if it completely fulfills the requirements of the current regulations.
  • It is required to bring the original documents and copies of each requirements in accordance with the related Consular procedure.
  • It is required to arrive at least 15 minutes before the indicated hour for your appointment. If you arrive after the scheduled hour for your appointment, we reserve the right to deny your access to the Consular Department.
  • The appointments are personal and non-transferable.
  • Avoid coming accompanied or with people whose presence is not necessary for the procedure to be conducted.

In order to support you in scheduling your appointment, we share the following quick guide for the use of MEXITEL.

NEW AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES TO HUNGARY DAVID NÁJERA PRESENTED HIS LETTER OF CREDENCE TO THE PRESIDENT OF HUNGARY H.E. MR. JÁNOS ÁDER ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

On September 6th, 2017 the new Ambassador of Mexico to Hungary Mr. David Nájera presented to the President of Hungary His Excellency Mr. János Áder the Letter of Credence, by which the current President of the Mexico Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto has accredited him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to Hungary.

During the ceremony, which took place in the Presidential Palace, the new Ambassador of the Mexico to Hungary Mr. David Nájera was accompanied by Mr. César Oscar Ocaranza Castañeda, Deputy Head of Mission and by Mr. Roberto García Gómez, Embassy Administrator.

After the ceremony, a short meeting of the delegations took place in the Blue Salon. After this meeting the Ambassador arrived to the Heroes’ Square where he laid a wreath at the Millennium Memorial of the Heroes’ Square.

To see the photos of the ceremony please click here!