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Opening of High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants.

Remarks at Opening Session of the High-Level Plenary Meeting to address large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

Remarks by H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at Opening Session of the High-Level Plenary Meeting to address large Movements of Refugees and Migrants 19 September 2016   Distinguished heads of State and government, President Thomson, Secretary General Ban-ki Moon, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, As we meet, […]

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Closing statement of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly

Remarks by H.E. Mr Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the General Assembly, at the Closing of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly 13 September 2016   Mr Secretary-General, His Excellency President Hage Geingob of Namibia, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, A year ago in this Hall I outlined how […]

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Statement on fourth UNSC straw poll for next Secretary-General

On behalf of the Security Council, H.E. Ambassador Churkin of Russia, informed me that the fourth informal straw poll of the Security Council for the position of Secretary-General took place earlier today. Thanking him, I also recalled my letter dated 21 July 2016 in which I recognize the informal nature of the straw polls, while […]