Archive | 21 September 2016

IUCN/WCS meeting with focus on how IUCN and other major actors can contribute to realize the SDGs

Advancing Together Towards the SDGs: World Conservation Congress Outcomes

Concluding Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General  Assembly at “Advancing Together Towards the SDGs: World Conservation Congress Outcomes” 21 September 2016   Honourable Heads of States and Government, Ministers, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentleman   I thank the Governments of France and Monaco; the International Union for Conservation of Nature […]

Declaration on Right to Development

MEDIA ADVISORY: High-level Meeting to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

MEDIA ADVISORY   High-level Meeting to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2016 — The United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development establishes development as a right and puts people at the centre of the development process. Adopted by the United Nations […]

PGA71 SDG Finance

Accelerating capital flows and investments in the SDGs – Towards sustainable capital markets

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly at Side-Event “Accelerating capital flows and investments in the SDGs – Towards sustainable capital markets” 21 September 2016       Minister Royal, Minister Helgesen, Mogens Lykketoft, President of the Seventieth Session, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to see […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, with Bulgarian President Mr. Rosen Plevneliev.

Meeting with President of Bulgaria

Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson met with H.E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria. President Plevneliev briefed on the progress achieved, during  the  five years of his tenure, by his country which has become an island of stability in an […]

Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance

MEDIA ADVISORY: Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance

MEDIA ADVISORY   Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance: Accelerating Private Investments for the SDGs, including Climate Action   While most agree that private finance needs to be urgently mobilized alongside public funds to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to move forward on climate action, additional efforts are still required to promote […]

HL Meeting on Antimicrobial resistance

PRESS RELEASE: High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

OPGA/WHO/FAO/OIE Joint News Release           At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development   21 September 2016, New York – World leaders today signaled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are […]

PGA delivers opening remarks at AMR

Opening remarks at High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson,  President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance 21 September 2016 Mr Secretary General, Director General of WHO, Director General of FAO and Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Esteemed Panellists, Ladies and gentlemen, For decades, […]