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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland 21 February 2016 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 February 2016 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland, from 20 to 27 February 2017, for high-level meetings and official engagements, with […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

MEDIA ADVISORY   High-level meeting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 February 2017 — In accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/160, H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, will convene a high-level meeting to commemorate […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Preparations for The Ocean Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY 13 February 2017 Preparations for The Ocean Conference get underway in New York, 15-16 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 February 2017 – With concern mounting that the state of the world’s ocean is rapidly deteriorating, United Nations Member States and civil society groups will gather for a two-day preparatory meeting this […]

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PRESS RELEASE: WANTED: 1000 Hackers to Help Change the World in 3 Days

  Press Release   WANTED: 1000 Hackers to Help Change the World in 3 Days Apply until 3 March 2017 to become a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Entrepreneur   From 10 to 12 March 2017, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Campaign, the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit California

President of the UN General Assembly to visit California 2-4 February   1 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 1 February 2017  – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will be in San Francisco, 2 – 4 February with the purpose of advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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Annual Observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, on occasion of the Annual Observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust   27 January 2017 Secretary-General Guterres Excellencies, Mr. Noah Klieger Mrs. Marion Wiesel Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,   Welcome all to the […]

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Media advisory: media stakeout following High-Level Segment of Dialogue on “Building Sustainable Peace for All”

Media Advisory   Media Stakeout by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the U.N. General Assembly, following the High-Level Segment of the Dialogue on “Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustaining Peace Agenda”, on 24 January 2017   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 23 January 2017 — Media are invited […]

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Media Advisory: High-level dialogue on “Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustaining Peace Agenda”

MEDIA ADVISORY   High-level dialogue on “Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustaining Peace Agenda”   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 19 January 2017 — The emergence of increasingly complex and intractable armed conflicts around the world, humanitarian crises arising from massive population displacement and the harmful impact of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: PGA welcomes launch of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission’s Global Report, “Better Business, Better World”

PGA welcomes launch of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission’s Global Report, “Better Business, Better World” 17 January 2017 Geneva, 17 January 2017 – The President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, welcomed the launching of the “Better Business, Better World” Report by the Business & Sustainable Development […]

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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and the World Economic Forum

President of the UN General Assembly to visit Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and the World Economic Forum 12 January 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 12 January 2017  – The President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will travel to Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, from 13 to […]