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Closing of 71st Session

Final meeting of the session

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at the final meeting of the session 11 September 2017   Mr Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen   The time has come for me to say my last words from this high podium, from this desk, at which […]

SDG report

Informal UN General Assembly Meeting – Taking Stock of SDG Actions

As delivered Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at Informal UN General Assembly Meeting on Taking Stock of SDG Actions 8 September 2017      Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning to you all. Upon taking office as President of the General […]

Responsibility to Protect

Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect ‘The Responsibility to Protect and Accountability for Prevention’ 6 September 2017   Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Welcome to this year’s informal interactive dialogue of the […]

New Urban Agenda - PGA

Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at the High-Level Meeting of the New Urban Agenda

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at the High-Level Meeting of the New Urban Agenda New York, 5 September 2017 Her Excellency Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Her Excellency Ms. Rosario Robles and Hon. Mr. Mpho Parks Tau Co-Chairs of […]

International Day against nuclear testings

Commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests 30 August 2017   Your Excellency Mr. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Your Excellency Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Excellencies, […]