Archive | 23 September 2016

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly gives remarks at the Presentation ceremony of the "HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Sustainable Development Award".

H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Sustainable Development Award

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Presentation ceremony of the “H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Sustainable Development Award”  23 September 2016     H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly with Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Republic of Tunisia).

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui. They exchanged views on the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda, as well as on the need to […]

PGA spoke at UNAOC side-event on countering xenophobia

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting The President of the General Assembly, H,E. Mr. Peter Thomson, today participated and delivered a statement at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting. He notably referred to the New York Declaration adopted at the High Level Meeting of […]

PGA spoke at UNAOC side-event on countering xenophobia

UNAOC Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting on Countering Xenophobia Through Fostering Inclusive Dialogue

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at UNAOC Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting on Countering Xenophobia Through Fostering Inclusive Dialogue 23 September 2016     H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E.  Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Office and Cooperation of Spain […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly meets with Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Slovakia).

Meeting with the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia

Meeting with the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák On 23 September 2016, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson met with the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák. Minister Lajčák expressed full support to the priorities set by the President […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly meets with Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland).

Meeting with Foreign Minister of Ireland

Meeting with  H.E. Charles Flanagan, Foreign Minister of Ireland Peter Thomson, the President of the UN General Assembly met with H.E. Charles Flanagan, Foreign Minister of Ireland.  Among the topics discussed were UN peacekeeping operations, the urgent need to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, last Monday’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the current crisis […]

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Meeting with Gordon Brown

Meeting with Special Adviser on Education to the UN Secretary-General The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Education, H.E. Gordon Brown to discuss the latest Education Commission report and the financing of Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education. The two also shared ideas on possible collaboration […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly at the opening ceremony of the 2016 G77 & China Foreign Ministers Annual Meeting.

40th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and China

40th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and China The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, addressed the 40th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and China this morning. The President underlined that the top priority of his presidency is to drive a universal push to  implement all […]

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly meets with Mr. Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Finland).

Meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, H.E. Mr. Timo Soini The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, H.E. Mr. Timo Soini, on 23 September 2016. President Thomson and Minister Soini discussed the political and security situation in Europe. They also […]