Archive | October, 2016

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Photo Exhibition in Observance of International Day for Preventing Exploitation of Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at Photo Exhibition in Observance of the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: ‘Environmental Impact of the Destruction and torching of the Kuwaiti oil wells during the Gulf War’ 31 October 2016     Ambassador […]

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Report of the International Criminal Court

Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at UN General Assembly Plenary Meeting on Report of the International Criminal Court 31 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   It is my pleasure to welcome Her Excellency Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court, to the General Assembly. It […]

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UN GA Plenary Meeting to pay tribute to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session  of the UN General Assembly, at General Assembly Plenary Meeting to pay tribute to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 28 October 2016   Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   This morning, we meet to pay tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of […]

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Address to Fourth Committee

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly to the Fourth Committee 27 October 2016   Ambassador Drobnjak of Croatia, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, It is an honour to address the Fourth Committee this morning, and I congratulate you, Ambassador Drobnjak, on your election as Chair, as well […]

Statement on the Report of the International Court of Justice

Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at  General assembly plenary meeting on the Report of the International Court of Justice 27 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   It is my pleasure to welcome His Excellency Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, to […]

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United Nations Staff Day

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at United Nations Staff Day 25 October 2016       Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, UN colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to be here to celebrate UN Staff Day, and to have the opportunity to express thanks to the nearly 76,000 […]

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UN Day Concert – Freedom First

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at UN Day Concert – Freedom First 24 October 2016     Mr Secretary-General, Deputy Minister Szabó, Ambassador Bogyay, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen   It is with great pleasure that I join you all as we celebrate […]

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Statement by the President of the UN General Assembly on United Nations Day

Statement by the President of the UN General Assembly on United Nations Day, observed on 24 October 2016   24 October 2016, United Nations, New York: On occasion of the celebration of the United Nations Day, the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson issued the following statement: “United Nations Day marks the […]

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Address to Third Committee

Check against delivery Address by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, to  the Third Committee 20 October 2016   Ambassador Mejia, Permanent Representative of Colombia Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to address the Third Committee today. Let me begin by congratulating Ambassador Mejia on her […]

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Closing remarks at informal briefing on the situation in Syria

Check against delivery Closing Remarks by Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at  Informal briefing on the situation in Syria 20 October 2016   I’d like to close by thanking the Secretary-General, and Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, for your harrowing briefings today. The gravity of the humanitarian situation […]