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Ministerial Luncheon and Dialogue on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Ministerial Luncheon & Dialogue on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Year 2 and Looking Ahead Delegates Dining Room 19 July 2017 President of ECOSOC, Secretary-General, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First, thank you to Ambassador Shava, the […]

View of the podium. PGA Peter Thompson presides the session. General Assembly Seventy-first session, 92nd plenary meeting 1. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/495/Add.1) [item 51] 2. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: draft resolution (A/71/L.67/Rev.1) [item 62 (b)] 3. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [item 122] 4. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum: draft resolution (A/71/L.77) [item 126 (q)] 5. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items; Cooperation between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: draft resolution (A/71/L.76) [items 7 (to reopen agenda item 126 (r)) and 126 (r)]

Security Council reform

As delivered Introductory remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at GA Plenary for the consideration and adoption of the Oral decision on IGN71 on Security Council reform 19 July 2017     Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   As we conclude our deliberations this year on the “Question of equitable representation on and […]

SDG Business Forum

SDG Business Forum 2017

As delivered Statement of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at SDG Business Forum 2017 – High Level Lunch “Collaboration for Transformational Change, with a focus on the role of the private sector” 18 July 2017    Secretary-General Guterres, Ministers, President of ECOSOC Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It […]

Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July 2017   Secretary-General Guterres The Honorable Minister of Environment of the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Edna Molewa Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for joining us […]

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Investing in adolescents and youth to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity to realize the demographic dividend and achieve the 2030 Agenda

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at High Level Luncheon Event on  Investing in adolescents and youth to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity to realize the demographic dividend and achieve the 2030 Agenda 17 July 2017   Ambassador Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council, Honourable Ministers, Ms. Wickramanayake, […]

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World Youth Skills Day 2017

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at World Youth Skills Day 2017: Skills for the future of work 17 July 2017      All protocols observed Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Happy World Youth Skills Day! I would like to thank Portugal and Sri Lanka for organizing this event and for their […]

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Opening of the Ministerial Segment of HLPF

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at Opening of the Ministerial Segment of ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 17 July 2017     President of ECOSOC, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,   It is an honor to join you all today at the […]

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Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom

As delivered Statement by his H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly for the 71st Session, at Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom: A Presentation of Students’ Experience with the World’s Largest Lesson 14 July 2017      Your Excellency, Mr. Estanislao Zawels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of […]

Statement at Commemorative Event

Remarks at Special Commemorative Event to Pay Tribute to the Late Former President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Sir Ketumile Masire

As delievered Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Special Commemorative Event to Pay Tribute to the Late Former President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Sir Ketumile Masire 13 July 2017, New York Excellencies Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Viotti Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen, The passing […]