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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 […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Election of President for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

MEDIA ADVISORY Election of President for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Media stakeout by President-elect to follow election at approx 11:15 am UNITED NATIONS, 30 May 2017 – Tomorrow, on Wednesday 31 May, at 10:00 am the UN General Assembly will meet to elect the President of the 72nd session of the […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG Action Event on Innovation

MEDIA ADVISORY   The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable […]

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President of the United Nations General Assembly completes visit to China

President of the United Nations General Assembly completes visit to China after meeting with Chinese leaders and participating in the Belt and Road Forum   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 7 May 2017– The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, today completed his visit to China where he addressed the plenary segment […]

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President of the UN General Assembly completes visit to Uganda

President of the UN General Assembly completes visit to Uganda after meeting with the Ugandan Prime Minister, the UN Resident Coordinator and visiting the UN Regional Service Centre where SDG implementation and the UN’s role in sustaining peace in the region were top of the agenda     UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 May 2017– The […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Beijing

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to visit Beijing UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 May 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Beijing this week to participate in China’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. While in Beijing he will meet with high-level officials […]

President of the UN General Assembly conveys the General Assembly’s solidarity with UN Peacekeepers

President of the UN General Assembly completes his visit to the Central African Republic after conveying the General Assembly’s solidarity with UN Peacekeepers who are operating in difficult circumstances around the globe and after engaging with the the country leadership on the journey towards sustainable peace and sustainable development   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 May […]

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President of the UN General Assembly completes visit to Nairobi, Kenya

President of the UN General Assembly completes visit to Nairobi, Kenya where realizing the Sustainable Development Goals in the cities and human settlements and the role of the UN were center-stage   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 May 2017–The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, completed a three day visit to Kenya […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Kenya, Central African Republic and Uganda

PRESS RELEASE   President of the UN General Assembly to visit Kenya, Central African Republic and Uganda   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 6 May 2017, The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Kenya, the Central African Republic, and Uganda next week. In Nairobi, on Sunday, May 7, President […]