Archive | 13 October 2016

Statement on the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 

Statement on the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand from the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 October 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson expressed his profound sadness at the passing away of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej […]

Addressing formal session of First Committee

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at Formal session of the First Committee 13 October 2016 Mr. Chairman Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   It is a pleasure to address the First Committee this afternoon.   I would like to begin by congratulating Ambassador Boukadoum for his […]

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Statement by Mr. António Guterres on his appointment by the General Assembly to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations

Statement by Mr. António Guterres on his appointment by the General Assembly to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations 13 October 2016   Mr. President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, When I heard the Security Council’s decision to recommend me to the General Assembly, my feelings could be described by […]

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Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Remarks of H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly after Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations 13 October 2016   Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Secretary-General-Designate, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Today is indeed a momentous one. Since 1946, the General Assembly has taken action on the appointment of […]

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Adoption of General Assembly Resolution A/71/L.4 regarding appointment of the UN Secretary-General

Remarks of  H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on Adoption of General Assembly Resolution A/71/L.4 regarding appointment of the UN Secretary-General   In connection with the recommendation of the Security Council, the General Assembly has before it a draft resolution submitted as document A/71/L.4. This draft was prepared […]