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Making finance work for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

As delivered Statement by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, at the High-level side event of the 2017 ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum on “Making finance work for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific”    23 May 2017 Honorable Ministers, Your Excellency, Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, USG and Executive Secretary of […]

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Public Private Partnerships: Member State initiatives to Ensure the Success of the SDGs

As delivered Statement by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, at the event entitled “Public Private Partnerships: Member State initiatives to Ensure the Success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” 23 May 2017 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to address this conference on Public-Private Partnerships. I would like […]

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Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization 19 May 2017     H.E Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Distinguished guests Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you to the organisers […]

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Opening Session of STI Forum

As delivered Statement  of Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Opening Session of the  2nd STI Forum for SDGs 15 May 2017   H.E. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC, Tomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA, H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to […]

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Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

As delivered Intervention by Peter Thomson, the President of the UN General Assembly, at the 18th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea 15 May 2017   Your Excellencies, the Co-Chairs. All courtesies observed. I’m very happy to be here today to address the eighteenth meeting […]

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Seminar of the Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, delivered by H.E. Mr. Masud Bin Momen, Acting President of the General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, at Seminar of the Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform (SSR) 11 May 2017   I would like to thank the co-chairs of the Group of Friends, South […]