Archive | 22 September 2016

SDG 14

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

Special Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at High Level Symposium 10 x 20 Initiative on Marine Protected Areas: Achieving the Promise to Protect the Oceans and Seas 22 September 2016     Honourable Ministers Excellencies Ladies and Gentleman, I thank the organizers and sponsors for this High level Symposium […]

PGA met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Vladimir Makei On 22 September the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei. Minister Makei expressed support to the President of the General Assembly and his priorities. President Thomson stressed that full implementation […]

Remarks at "call to action for the ocean" event

United Nations OHRLLS x PARLEY 2016: Call to action for the Ocean

Closing Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at United Nations OHRLLS x PARLEY 2016: Call to action for the Ocean 22 September 2016     Honourable Heads of States and Government, Honourable Ministers, Under Secretary General Gyan Acharya, Excellencies, Ladies and gentleman,   I thank the organisers of this event […]

PGA remarks at Pathways to Zero Hunger event

Remarks at Pathways to Zero Hunger

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Pathways to Zero Hunger 22 September 2016   Mr Secretary General, Honorable Ministers, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,   It is a pleasure to join you all this afternoon. Let me begin by commending the organizers – the Secretary-General, FAO, IFAD, […]

Meeting with Kristalina Georgieva

Meeting with Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and Human Resources

Meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and Human Resources Ms. Kristalina Georgieva The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, met with the Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and Human Resources Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, on 22 September 2016. The central theme of discussion was the implementation of […]

Remarks at High-level event on achieving peaceful, just and inclusive societies: converting words into action

Achieving Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development: Converting words into action

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly at “Achieving Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development: Converting words into action”, co-organized by Cape Verde, Mexico, Norway, State of Qatar, Sierra Leone and Tunisia 22 September 2016   Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is […]

Remarks at High-Level Segment to commemorate Declaration on Right to Development

High-Level GA Segment to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

Opening Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson,  President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at High-Level GA Segment to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development  22 September 2016     Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations Excellencies, Ladies and […]

ASEAN-UN Meeting

ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting (AUMM) 22 September 2016   Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you to His Excellency, Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, for convening today’s meeting. I congratulate Lao DPR for its successful convening […]

Remarks at WHS Side-Event

High Level Side Event on the World Humanitarian Summit Beyond the WHS: Advancing the Agenda for Humanity

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson,  President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High Level Side Event on the World Humanitarian Summit – “Beyond the WHS: Advancing the Agenda for Humanity” 22 September 2016     Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, Your Excellency Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey, Honourable […]

Remarks at G20 Troika Meeting

9th Global Governance Group (3G) Ministerial Meeting with G20 Troika

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at 9th Global Governance Group (3G) Ministerial Meeting with G20 Troika and the President of the General Assembly 22 September 2016   H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to […]