Archive | September, 2016

Remarks at High Level Symposium 10 x 20 Initiative on Marine Protected Areas Achieving the Promise to Protect the Oceans and Seas

Meeting of Group of 77 + China Ambassadors

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General  Assembly at Meeting of Group of 77 + China Ambassadors 23 September 2016 Ambassador Plasai, Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to join you all this morning and to have the opportunity […]

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Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia “I am honoured to have been invited by the Government of Colombia, in my capacity as President of the General Assembly, to attend the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement that took […]

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Statement on International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons delivered by his Vice-President 26 September 2016     Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to […]

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PGA’s Closing Statement for UN General Debate

Closing statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, delivered by the PR of Nepal H.E. Durga Bhattarai  26 September 2016   Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Peter […]

Statement at meeting on Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

High-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 10:00 a.m., 26 September 2016 Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly   Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to address this High-Level […]

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Statement on 5th informal straw poll of the Security Council

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the 5th informal straw poll of the Security Council On behalf of the Security Council, H.E. Ambassador Churkin of Russia, informed me that the fifth informal straw poll of the Security Council for the position of Secretary-General took place earlier today. I thanked him for […]

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Statement on humanitarian situation in Aleppo

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on humanitarian situation in Aleppo UNITED NATIONS, New York, 25 September 2016 — The President of the United Nations H.E. Peter Thomson issued the following statement on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Aleppo, Syria. “I am deeply concerned by the rapid and dramatic deterioration of the situation […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to attend official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to attend official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia Robust commitment to the process of ending the conflict and building a stable and long-lasting peace in Colombia   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 25 September 2016 — The President of the 71st session of the […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly meets with Mrs. Retno Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Republic of Indonesia).

Meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

Meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, H.E. Mrs. Retno L.P. Marsudi The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson met with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, H.E. Mrs. Retno L.P. Marsudi, and had a productive bilateral meeting. The President expressed his appreciation for Indonesia’s support to his presidency and its strong […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly meets with Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Meeting with Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

Meeting with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, met today with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland. They exchanged views on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and possible areas of cooperation in this regard.