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Building Sustainable Peace for All

Op-Ed  Building Sustainable Peace for All by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly In the aftermath of World War II, with the colossal loss of life and destruction weighing upon them, fifty world leaders bound by a shared commitment to peace, came together in San Francisco and pledged themselves to a common […]

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High Level Meeting on ‘Building the Community of Common Destiny of Mankind’

As delivered Closing Remarks of Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly at High Level Meeting on ‘Building the Community of Common Destiny of Mankind’ 18 January 2017   H.E. President Xi Jinping Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Director-General Michael Moeller Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen   First and foremost, thank you President Xi for your […]

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Statement on Combatting Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred

Message of H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, delivered by H.E. Ioannis Vrailas, Special Adviser on Political Issues, at the High-level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred 17 January 2017 Excellencies,   Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,   At the outset, I wish to convey the best wishes and regards […]

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Keynote Address at Global Action Day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at Global Action Day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 16 January, 2017   H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, H.E. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin by […]

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Remarks at Closing Ceremony of 7th Assembly of IRENA

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, at Closing Ceremony of 7th Assembly of IRENA 15 January 2017   Director-General Adnan Amin Ministers Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour to address the seventh session of the Assembly of IRENA. Thank you for inviting me Your […]

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Remarks at Retreat on Security Council Reform

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Retreat on Security Council Reform 14 January 2017 Your Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   First, thank you to the Government of […]

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Briefing on STI Forum

As delivered Opening Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at briefing on STI Forum 12 January 2017   H.E. Ambassador Shava, President of ECOSOSC H.E. Under-Secretary-General Wu H.E. Ambassador Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State Ms. Mara Murillo, Senior Programme Officer, […]

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Launch of the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, during the High-level launch of the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons   21 December 2016 Ambassador Delattre, Under-Secretary General Fedotov, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is a pleasure to speak to you at the launch of the […]

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Statement on the attack in Berlin

Statement on the attack in Berlin 20 December 2016 UNITED NATIONS, 20 December 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson condemns the terrorist attack that took place yesterday in a Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany. According to the latest information, the incident has resulted in the death of 12 […]