Jonathan Knott

Former British ambassador to Hungary, Budapest

Part of UK in Hungary

18th October 2013 Budapest, Hungary

Did you know…?

Guest blog by Levente Nyitrai, Senior Policy Officer

Did you know that 18 October 2013 is the 7th EU Anti-trafficking Day?

Did you know that the UK is a signatory to, and has adopted, the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime?

Did you know that in 2012, some 125 people from Hungary were identified as potential victims of human trafficking in the UK?

Did you know that the British Embassy in Budapest is trying hard to significantly decrease the chances of people falling victims and to put those responsible for this disgusting crime behind bars? Both in 2012 and in 2013 the embassy, with other likeminded diplomatic missions, sponsored the Hungarian Interior Ministry’s highly successful awareness raising campaigns at the grand Sziget Festival. Through quizzes, interactive games and informative lectures by experts, the close to 400 000 Sziget goers had the opportunity to learn more about the dangers and prevention of this terrible phenomenon, as well as on who (and how) to notify if they witness or hear about human trafficking.

Members of the embassy have also been closely cooperating with British and Hungarian detectives to help their investigation on putting an end to vulnerable Hungarian girls being trafficked to the United Kingdom for forced prostitution and to capture those responsible for tricking them.

Did you know that with vigilance, caution and proactive attitude you too can save people from falling victims to human trafficking? Learn more about how the UK is tackling this problem.

About Jonathan Knott

Jonathan Knott was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary in March 2011 and arrived in Budapest in February 2012 to take up his post. He left this post on April…

Jonathan Knott was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to
Hungary in March 2011 and arrived in Budapest in February 2012 to take
up his post. He left this post on April 2015.
He has previously held a variety of diplomatic posts at home and
abroad, several with a particular focus on commercial and corporate
finance issues. Jonathan has served in a number of positions in the
British Diplomatic Service since joining in 1988:
Before his appointment was Deputy Head of Mission and Director for Trade and Investment in South Korea from 2008 to 2011.Between 2005 and 2008 he held the post of Deputy Finance Director in the FCO.From 2000 to 2005 he served as First Secretary (Trade, Corporate Affairs and Finance Negotiator) in UKDel OECD Paris.From 1996 to 2000 he was First Secretary (Head of Political/Economic/Aid Section) in Mexico.From 1995 to 1996 he worked in the FCO as Deputy European Correspondent at the EU Directorate.Between 1991 and 1995 he served as Third later Second Secretary (Political / Press and Public Affairs) in Havana.From 1990 to 1991 he was Desk Officer in the FCO’s First Gulf War Emergency Unit.Between 1988 and 1990 he worked as Desk Officer in the FCO in the Anti Drugs Cooperation Department.
Jonathan holds an MA in law from Oxford University, and he is a
member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He speaks
English, French, Spanish and Hungarian. He is married to Angela Susan
Knott and has one daughter and two sons.

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