Archive | June, 2017

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Closing remarks at 4th Peacebuilding Commission Annual Session

As delivered Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at 4th Peacebuilding Commission Annual Session 30 June 2017      Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen,   First, thank you to the Peacebuilding Commission for inviting me to make a few remarks during this Annual Session, […]

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Opening remarks at International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

As delivered Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson,  President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency     29 June 2017, Paris    Distinguished Ministers, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to begin by thanking the […]

Official Opening of High-Level SDG Action Event on Education. General Assembly President, Peter Thomson speaking

Opening of the SDG High-Level Action Event on Education

As delivered Statement by  Peter Thomson, the President of the UN General Assembly, at the Opening of the SDG High-Level Action Event on Education  28 June 2017    Ministers Deputy Secretary-General Mohammed Director-General Irina Bokova of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to today’s High-Level Event on Education! […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SDG ACTION EVENT ON EDUCATION

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to engage education leaders and global audience in discussions at High-level SDG Action Event on Education   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 27 June 2017– Education leaders from around the world will convene at the United Nations on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal […]

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Closing remarks at Meeting to Review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

As delivered Closing remarks for the Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder in support of the preparatory process towards the High-level Plenary Meeting to Review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons 23 June 2017    Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Today’s Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing has proven to be a rich and dynamic discussion […]

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Opening of multi-stakeholder hearing on review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

As delivered Opening remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing in support of the preparatory process towards the High-level plenary meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons 23 June 2017    Ambassador Al-Thani Ambassador de Buytswerve Ms. Withelma “T” Pettigrew Excellencies […]

PGA convey words about late Vanuatu's president. The General Assembly pays tribute to the memory of His Excellency Baldwin Lonsdale, President of the Republic of Vanuatu.

Tribute to the memory of Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale of Vanuatu

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session  of the UN General Assembly, at  General Assembly plenary meeting to pay tribute to the memory of H.E. Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale of Vanuatu 22 June 2017      Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   This morning, we pay tribute to His Excellency President Womtelo […]

HE. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, addresses the GA. General Assembly Seventy-first session High-Level Debate on Transnational Organized Crime (in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone)

Closing of high-level debate to observe the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone

As delivered Closing remarks of Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at high-level debate to observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone 19 June 2017   Minister Orlando, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today’s high-level debate to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone has provided […]

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25th anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, for the High-level debate to observe the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone 19 June 2017   Your Royal Highness Distinguished Ministers USG Fedotov, Ambassador Kitano, Ambassador de Rocafort, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Welcome to this High-Level Debate marking […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Paris, France

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2017 – On 19 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Paris, France to address the International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and the International WCRP/IOC Conference “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”. President Thomson will also attend the […]