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Informal Meeting to consult Member States on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Statement of the President of the General Assembly delivered by the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Vice-President of the General Assembly, H.E. Masud Bin Momen, during the informal meeting of the General Assembly for the Secretary-General to consult Member States on the strengthening of the capability of the United Nations system to […]

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Observance of the International Mother Language Day

Statement from the H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, delivered by Sofia Borges on the observance of the international mother language day – “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education” 21 February 2017 Thank you, Ambassador. I have the honour to deliver these remarks on behalf of the President of the General Assembly who unfortunately […]

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Informal briefing convened by the President of the General Assembly on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the informal briefing on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”, as well as on his recent SDG-related official travels 20 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I took Office, I committed to the upholding […]

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Tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Opening Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the High-level meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 17 February 2017 Ms. Chef de Cabinet […]

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Opening Remarks at the Preparatory Meeting of the Ocean Conference

Opening Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 15 February 2017 Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, […]

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Strategies and Approaches for Accelerating and Scaling up SDG14 Implementation

Opening Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the event on Strategies and Approaches for Accelerating and Scaling up SDG14 Implementation 14 February 2017 Hon. Siaosi ‘Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni, Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga Hon. Isabella Lovin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Excellencies Ladies and Gentleman, First, […]

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Closing remarks at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing

Closing remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Parliamentary Hearing entitled “A World of Blue: Preserving the Oceans, Safeguarding the Planet, Ensuring Human Well-being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda” 14 February 2017 Honourable Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Honourable Martin Chungong, Secretary General of […]

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Innovation in Partnerships SDG 14: Life Below Water

As delivered Closing Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st UN General Assembly, at International Peace Institute event on Innovation in Partnerships SDG 14: Life Below Water 13 Feb 2017   Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues   First, thank you to IPI, the Permanent Mission of Sweden, One Earth, and the World Ocean Council for […]