Archive | 21 September 2016

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Singapore Reception: 50th Anniversary of Membership of the United Nations

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Singapore Reception: 50th Anniversary of Membership of the United Nations 21 September 2016   Your Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Your Excellency Ambassador Burhanudeen Gafoor, [Your Excellency, Mr. Secretary-General – TBC], Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening. […]

Meeting with MFA of Kazakhstan

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov. President Thomson congratulated Kazakhstan on its selection to the Security Council and looked forward to continuing the […]

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Investing in Sustaining Peace Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Investing in Sustaining Peace Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund 21 September 2016   Deputy Secretary-General, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you to the co-hosts for organizing today’s Sustaining Peace pledging conference for the Peacebuilding Fund. It […]

HL Meeting on Antimicrobial resistance

Closing remarks at General Assembly High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

Closing Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at General Assembly High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance 21 September 2016   Heads of State and Government, Honorable Ministers, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have come to the end of a fascinating day of discussion. I would like to thank the moderator […]

Meeting with Mr. Adnan Amin (Director-General of IRENA)

Meeting with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Meeting with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Adnan Z. Amin On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Adnan Z. Amin. President Thomson congratulated IRENA’s support for the SIDS Lighthouse Energy Initiative and highlighted the […]

Meeting with Prime Minister of Romania

Meeting with Prime Minister of Romania

Meeting with Prime Minister of Romania H.E. Mr. Dacian Cioloș On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met with H.E. Mr. Dacian Cioloș, Prime Minister of Romania. The emphasised the importance of the comprehensive implementation of the 2030 Agenda, to which Romania is fully committed. Also discussed were counter-terrorism […]

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, H.E. Dr. Guillaume Long On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, H.E. Guillaume Long. President Thomson congratulated Ecuador on its selection as the next Chair of G77 […]

Statement at IRENA meeting

Special High Level Event by IRENA: “Leading the Way: Renewable Energy and SIDS”

Welcome Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly Special High Level Event by IRENA: “Leading the Way: Renewable Energy and SIDS” 21 September 2016   Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, As we speak, 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. And fossil fuels […]

Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance

New report identifies strategies to finance the SDGs and Climate Action

Press Release   New report identifies strategies to finance the SDGs and Climate Action   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2016 – Strategies to shift capital towards investments that generate climate action and sustainable development were discussed at the United Nations today at a high-level event to discuss a new report titled “Links in […]

Meeting with Minister of Climate Change and the Environment of UAE

Meeting with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of United Arab Emirates

Meeting with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of United Arab Emirates, H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of United Arab Emirates, H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi. His Excellency expressed UAE’s interest in […]