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President of the General Assembly
Mr. Harri Holkeri (Finland)

 Statements and Messages

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Concluding Session of the 55th General Assembly of the United Nations [10 September 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the 54th Annual DPI/NGO Conference "NGOs Today: Diversity of the Volunteer Experience" [10 September 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the annual meeting of the World Federation of United Nations Associations [9 September 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of September [6 September 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at a reception hosted by Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lesotho [3 September 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Parliament of Lesotho, "Poverty Eradication - Attaining the Development Targets of the Millennium Declaration in Least Developed Countries" [3 September 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the opening of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance [31 August 2001]

Programme of the official visit of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to South Africa and Lesotho 30 August - 5 September 2001 [30 August 2001]

President of General Assembly to attend World Conference against Racism, Statement attributable to the Spokeswoman for H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [27 August 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of August [15 August 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People [9 August 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri "The Role of International Organizations in coping with cultural conflicts" at the Summer Seminar: "Cultural Borders and and Multicultural Socities" by the United Nations Association of Estonia in Saaremaa, Estonia [7 August 2001]

Programme of the official visit of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the Republic of Estonia 6-7 August 2001 [6 August 2001]

Reference document on the participation of civil society in United Nations Conferences and special sessions on the General Assembly during 1990s [updated 19 November 2002]

Text of a letter with attachment from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to All Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions concerning the revitalization of the General Assembly; improving the efficiency of the General Assembly [30 July 2001]

Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the luncheon of the World Association of Former Untied Nations Interns and Fellows (WAFUNIF); "Poverty Eradication - Attaining the Development Targets of the Millennium Declaration" [13 July 2001]

President learns with great sorrow about the untimely death of H.E. Mr. Choudhury of Bangladesh; Statement attributed to the Spokeswoman of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [12 July 2001]

Text of a letter with Annex from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to All Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions concerning next meeting of Africa Working Group [12 July 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of July [11 July 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects [9 July 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the re-election of the Secretary-General [29 June 2001]

Text of a letter from United Nations Security and Safety Service [28 June 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the 4th Annual Summit on Staff Security [28 June 2001]

Closing Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session on HIV/AIDS [27 June 2001]

Statement attributable to the Spokeswoman for the President of the General Assembly [26 June 2001]

Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the special session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS [25 June 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the AIDS Memorial Quilt Unfolding Ceremony [25 June 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Refugee Day [20 June 2001]

Text of a letter from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to all Member States and Observers [18 June 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought [17 June 2001]

Non-paper by the President of the General Assembly; Revitalization of the General Assembly; Improving the Efficiency of the General Assembly [15 June 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at a Seminar on Girls' Education; "I missed it, but give me another chance" [14 June 2001]

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, President of the 25th Special Session of the General Assembly for an Overall Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Habitat Agenda [6 June 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the opening of the Exhibition "Urban Millennium" [5 June 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Symposium on Children in Armed Conflict: Everyone's Responsibility [5 June 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Environment Day [5 June 2001]

President learns with sorrow about the deaths in the royal family of Nepal; Statement attributed to the Spokeswoman of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [4 June 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World No-Tobacco Day [31 May 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the UN Civil Society Outreach Symposium [30 May 2001]

Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa [29 May 2001]

Meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of May [29 May 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the open-ended informal consultations of the plenary, after the agenda of the special session on HIV/AIDS was adopted [25 May 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the observance of the week of solidarity with the peoples of the non-self-governing territories [25-31 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of commemoration of Africa Day [24 May 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity
[22 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at a Seminar on "Girls' Education: from Rhetoric to Action" [21 May 2001]

Concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Informal/informals of the Plenary on revitalization of the General Assembly; Improving the efficiency of the General Assembly [17 May 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the World Telecommunication Day [17 May 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Informal/informals of the Plenary on revitalization of the General Assembly; Improving the efficiency of the General Assembly [16 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Special Event of the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Brussels, "How can we reach the 2015 International Development Goals?" [14 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Brussels [14 May 2001]

Concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the last meeting of the May session of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council [11 May 2001]

Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa, Information note on the meeting, 29 May to 1 June 2001 [10 May 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the eighth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council [7 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri "Fighting racism and promoting diversity: the role of the free press", on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day [3 May 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of May [3 May 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the African Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Infectious Diseases [26 April 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster [26 April 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of April [24 April 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day [23 April 2001]

Non-paper by the President of the General Assembly; Revitalization of the General Assembly; Improving the Efficiency of the General Assembly (and Annex 1) [20 April 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the All China Women's Federation's luncheon in China [9 April 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century at the United Nations Association of China [9 April 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Health Day [7 April 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at a luncheon at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan [3 April 2001]

Programme of the official visit of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to Japan and China 1-12 April 2001 [28 March 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day [24 March 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the World Meteorological Organization on World Meteorological Day "Volunteers for Weather, Climate and Water" [23 March 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Day for Water [22 March 2001]

President of General Assembly to visit Japan and China, Statement attributable to the Spokeswoman for H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [21 March 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of March [21 March 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of World Poetry Day [21 March 2001]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination [21 March 2001]

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa [21 March 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the American Scandinavian Society "Towards a Stronger United Nations" [19 March 2001]

Closing Words by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at a Seminar on the Åland Islands as an Example for Peaceful Governance "Autonomy - An Alternative to Secession?" [15 March 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the fifth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council [15 March 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council [13 March 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council [12 March 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of International Women's Day "Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflict" [8 March 2001]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of February [26 February 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the discussion devoted to the report of the Secretary-General on HIV/AIDS [26 February 2001]

Lecture by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Bridgeport University under a topic "Towards a stronger UN" [22 February 2001]

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit; fourth meeting between the President of the General Assembly and the Coordinators of the upcoming events, Annex: Updated calendar of up-coming events and conferences [22 February 2001]

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the end of the General Committee informal brainstorming session [14 February 2001]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Plenary meeting concerning the earthquake in El Salvador and recent floods in Bolivia [14 February 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the General Committee informal brainstorming session [13 February 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri for the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the High-level International Intergovernmental Event on Financing for Development [12 February 2001]

Background information for the 13.2.2001 Informal brainstorming meeting of the General Committee [12 February 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri for the Second Meeting of the Preparatory Committee on the Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries [5 February 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at Rural Poverty Report 2001 release luncheon: "The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty" [5 February 2001]

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council, and the Programme of Work [5 February 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri for the Second Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Special Session on Children [29 January 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the Security Council [26 January 2001]

Press release: H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to brief the Security Council about East Timor [24 January 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Open-Ended Informal Consultations of the Plenary on agenda item 179 (Review of the problem of HIV/AIDS in all its aspects) [24 January 2001]

Announcement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, nomination of Facilitator for the process of Reform of the General Assembly [23 January 2001]

Elements of a draft resolution on organizational matters for the 25th special session of the General Assembly entitled Review of the problem of HIV/AIDS in all its aspects, submitted by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [23 January 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri concerning the death of President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo [23 January 2001]

Press release on H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri's visit to Singapore, East Timor and Indoensia [19 January 2001]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Forum of Indonesia Council on World Affairs [17 January 2001]

Summaries of the work of the Main Committees of the 55th General Assembly [8 January 2001]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, President of the General Assembly, at the conclusion of the first part of the 55th session of the General Assembly [23 December 2000]

Transcript of end-of-year Press Conference by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, President of the General Assembly [21 December 2000]

Announcement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, appointments of two vice-chairpersons to the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa [21 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the Fifth Committee at 7.30 pm. [19 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the Fifth Committee at 3 pm. [19 December 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri before the General Assembly takes action on the draft resolution concerning the closure of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant [14 December 2000]

President learns with great sorrow about the death of the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Statement attributed to the Spokeswoman for H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [13 December 2000]

Announcement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, appointments of Vice-Chairpersons for Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters related to the Security Council [12 December 2000]

Announcement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, appointments of Co-chairpersons of the Second UNICPOLOS Meeting [12 December 2000]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of December [12 December 2000]

Address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the opening of the fourth Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification [11 December 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of Human Rights Day [10 December 2000]

Note about the special session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS (HIV/AIDS/CRP.1), submitted by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [8 December 2000]

Closing speech by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the Student Conference on Human Rights [8 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [8 December 2000]

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit; third meeting between the President of the General Assembly and the Coordinators of the upcoming events, Annex: Updated calendar of up-coming events and conferences [7 December 2000]

Announcement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, the two facilitators of the preparatory process of the HIV/AIDS Special Session [6 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the Finnish Food Festival luncheon [4 and 5 December 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development [5 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Pledging Conference for United Nations Relief and Works Agency [4 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of Finlandia Foundation Independence Day Celebrations [3 December 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons [3 December 2000]

Draft resolution ( A/55/L.56 ) submitted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [1 December 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of unveiling of the sculpture of "Arrival", a gift from Ireland to the United Nations [1 December 2000]

Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the World AIDS Day: "AIDS: Men make a difference" [1 December 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [29 November 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals 2001 launch [28 November 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women [25 November 2000]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Main Committees [22 November 2000]

The monthly meeting between the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairpersons of the Regional Groups for the month of November [21 November 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of Africa Industrialization Day [20 November 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on the occasion of the luncheon honouring recipients of the Global Tolerance Award 2000, on the International Day of Tolerance [16 November 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the UN World TV Forum "The General Assembly and the Digital Divide" [16 November 2000]

Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, at the Forum of Small States (FOSS) "The Role of the General Assembly President in reforming and revitalizing the United Nations" [15 November 2000]

Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri on follow-up to the World Summit for Children [15 November 2000]

Statement by H.E. Harri Holkeri at a reception in honor of his visit to Washington DC [14 November 2000]

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit; second meeting between the President of the General Assembly and the Coordinators of the upcoming events [10 November 2000]

Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, to the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the announcement of voluntary contributions to UNHCR [10 November 2000]

Elements for a draft resolution on the follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit, submitted by the President of the General Assembly [9 November 2000]

The process of preparation for the special session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, 25-27 June 2001 [9 November 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, at a Fundraising Luncheon honoring the twleve female Ambassadors, organized by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women [9 November 2000]

Transcript of press briefing by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, at Vienna International Center [6 November 2000]

Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, to the General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations (CONGO) [6 November 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of admission of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to membership to the United Nations [1 November 2000]

Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, regarding the discussion of the General Assembly on the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the special session of the General Assembly in this regard [31 October 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of the event "Eliminating Hunger in the New Millennium" [30 October 2000]

Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, regarding the discussion of the General Assembly on the Report of the International Court of Justice [26 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of United Nations Day [24 October 2000]

Non-Paper by the President of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the Millennium Declaration [23 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of Fourth Annual Race Against Poverty Awards "Breaking the Silence on HIV/AIDS" [23 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, at the World Food Day observance [18 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, in support of the World March of Women 2000 [17 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradiction of Poverty [17 October 2000]

Message from H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction [11 October 2000]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of World Habitat Day 2000 [2 October 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the briefing for the NGO community [28 September 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri to the United Nations Association of the United States [25 September 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the United Nations Staff Day [25 September 2000]

Closing Statement by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri at the General Debate [22 September 2000]

Improving the efficiency of the General Assembly [21 September 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers' Reception [19 September 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of Special Screening of the CNN documentary "Soldiers of Peace" [19 September 2000]

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, on the occasion of Millennium Peace Day Event [19 September 2000]

Acceptance speech of H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri, President of the fifty-fifth General Assembly of the United Nations [5 September 2000]

UN Chronicle interview with H.E. Mr. Harri Holkeri [5 July 2000]



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