Archive | 16 September 2016

The President of the UN General Assembly met with Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. William Lacy Swing

Meeting with the Director General of IOM

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met today with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. William Lacy Swing. They exchanged views on the 19 September Summit on Refugees and Migrants and the New York Declaration to be adopted at the Summit. The President of the General Assembly […]

PGA gaveling opening

Statement on death of President President Karimov of Uzbekistan

Excellencies, Ambassador Modrakhimov,  distinguished Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan, It is my sad duty to express, on behalf of all of us in this room, my deepest condolences to the people and to the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the loss of President Islam Abduganievich Karimov. Islam Karimov embodied the Republic of Uzbekistan’s modern […]

UNHCR #WithRefugees petition handover at UN General Assembly Hall at United Nations on September 16, 2016 in New York City.

UNHCR #WithRefugees Petition Handover

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at UNHCR #WithRefugees Petition Handover ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants 16 September      Secretary-General, High Commissioner, Distinguished guests, Friends — Welcome to the General Assembly Hall. On behalf of my predecessor His Excellency Mogens Lykketoft, President of the […]

Special event entitled ÒStudent Observance on the occasion of the International Day of Peace (21 September)Ó Theme: ÒThe Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for PeaceÓRemarks by the Secretary-General

Remarks at International Day of Peace Student Observance

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at International Day of Peace Student Observance 16 September 2016   Excellencies, Mr. Secretary-General, Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman, And even more importantly, all of you YOUNG PEOPLE gather here in the GA. It […]

Peace Bell Ceremony on the Occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace (21 September) Remarks by the Secretary-General Participants include: - UN Messengers of Peace: Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall, Midori, - Nobel Laureates: Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman, Shirin Ebadi - Global Teacher Prize Laureate: Hanan Al Hroub

Peace Bell Ceremony Commemorating the International Day of Peace

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Peace Bell Ceremony Commemorating the International Day of Peace 16 September 2016   Excellencies, Mr. Secretary General, Ambassador Bessho of Japan, Under Secretary General Gallach, Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassador, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great […]