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Informal briefing on the UN’s New Approach to Cholera in Haiti

Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the informal briefing by the Secretary-General on the United Nations’ New Approach to Cholera in Haiti 1 December 2016 Secretary-General Deputy Secretary-General Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Welcome to this briefing by the Secretary-General on the ‘New UN Approach to […]

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Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on Colombia

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on Colombia 1 December 2016 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 1 December 2016 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly warmly welcomes the ratification by Colombia’s Congress of the revised peace agreement reached last week between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of […]

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World AIDS Day Event

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Event entitled “Moving forward together: Leaving no one behind” (on the occasion of the World AIDS Day (1 December))  30 November 2016   “H.E. Mr. Secretary-General and Mrs. Ban, Mrs. Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady of […]

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General Assembly Plenary on Question of Palestine and Situation in the Middle East

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at General Assembly Plenary meeting on Question of Palestine [35] and the Situation in the Middle East [34] 29 November 2016   Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I address my remarks today on the Question of Palestine, and the Situation […]

Remarks at GA meeting on question of Palestine

Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Special Meeting in Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People 29 November 2016   Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I thank the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People for organizing this […]

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Budapest Water Summit 2016

Check against delivery Statement of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Budapest Water Summit 2016 28 November 2016   It is my great pleasure to address the Budapest Water Summit today. I would like to thank the Government and people of Hungary for hosting this Summit, and for […]

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UN ESCAP SDG Week

Opening Remarks  by H.E. Dessima Williams on behalf of H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at UN ESCAP SDG Week 28 November 2016       Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP, Excellencies and distinguished participants I am very pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of the President […]

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Statement on the passing away of Fidel Castro

UNITED NATIONS, 26 November 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson today issued the following statement on the death of Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Fidel Castro and I wish to express my sincere condolences to his family, including his […]

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Informal Meeting with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

Check against delivery Statement of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Informal Meeting with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)   25 November 2016     H.E. Mr. Friedrich Däuble (Chair of the 25th Session of the Commission on […]

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Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Statement by the President of the UN General Assembly on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November 25 November 2016   25 November 2016, Vienna: On the occasion of the observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the President of the UN General Assembly […]