Archive | 19 September 2016

Closing General Assembly Seventy-first session Closing of High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants

Closing remarks at High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants 19 September 2016   Thank you Deputy Secretary General Eliasson, for your comprehensive summary. I join in thanking all Member States for your high level of participation at today’s Summit – it reflects the gravity […]

PGA met with Secretary-General of Arab League

Meeting with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

Meeting with  Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met today with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. Discussions focused around regional issues, the peace process in the Middle East and the need to press forward […]

FIJI, PGA, and Li Keqiang, Chinese premier Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals: "A Universal Push to Transform Our World - China's Perspective Remarks by the Secretary-General

China Roundtable on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at China Roundtable on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation 19 September 2016   H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Secretary General, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to begin by expressing […]

Meeting with Deputy President Kenya

Meeting with Deputy President of Kenya

Meeting with H.E. William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya The President of the General Assembly met with H.E. William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya. The President of General Assembly thanked Kenya for its many contributions to the work of the General Assembly. The President of General Assembly and Deputy President discussed the importance of the swift […]

United Nations Private Sector Forum 2016 Business and the 2030 Agenda: Securing the Way Forward Participants include: ¥ Kate Bolduan, Anchor, CNN International Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact? Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General Peter Thomson and Mogens Lykketoft, Co-Chairs of the UN High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants ; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Business keynote remarks ; Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA together with Kaan Terzioglu, Chief Executive Officer, Turkcell; David Abney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Parcel Service (UPS) ; Simona Scarpaleggia, Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Switzerland; Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC ; Carolyn Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children; Richard Curtis, SDG Advocate; Screen Writer, Producer and Film Director; Ewan McGregor, UUNICEF Ambassador and Actor

United Nations Private Sector Forum 2016

Opening Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Private Sector Forum 2016 19 September 2016   H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, This time last year, we were celebrating the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. But one year on, […]

PGA BILATERAL with PM of Japan, H.E. Shinzo

Meeting with Prime Minister of Japan

Meeting with Prime Minister Abe of Japan The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson met with Prime Minister Abe of Japan during the High-level meeting on large movements of refugees and migrants. They discussed how to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Security Council Reform and next year’s High-Level UN Conference […]