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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on Monday, 21 August, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 August 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will ring the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market at its MarketSite Headquarters in Times Square, New York, on Monday, 21 August 2017 at 9:30 am EDT, to raise awareness on the urgency of […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the United Nations General Assembly completes visit to Hong Kong in Follow-up to The Ocean Conference

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 August 2017– The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson completed his visit to Hong Kong today. While in Hong Kong, President Thomson met with Government officials, diplomats, professors of Ocean science and environmental actors to discuss follow-up action from The Ocean Conference held at the UN […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Rome, Italy

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 July 2017 – On 4 July, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Rome, Italy, to address the opening session of the international conference “Oceans, caring for a common heritage” at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, organized by the Dicastery for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SDG ACTION EVENT ON EDUCATION

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to engage education leaders and global audience in discussions at High-level SDG Action Event on Education   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 27 June 2017– Education leaders from around the world will convene at the United Nations on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Paris, France

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2017 – On 19 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Paris, France to address the International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and the International WCRP/IOC Conference “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”. President Thomson will also attend the […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Washington, D.C.

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 June 2017 – On 12 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Washington D.C. to address the 2017 Leadership Summit of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. The President will be accompanied by Senior Adviser Tracy Raczek. Travel expenses are […]

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Passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations 5 June 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, issued the following statement on the passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin: “I am deeply saddened to hear […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly welcomes Fijian cultural events during The Ocean Conference

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly welcomes Fijian cultural events during The Ocean Conference   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 4 June 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, welcomes the arrival of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Brass Band (RFMF Band). The RFMF Band will […]