Archive | 19 October 2016

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Informal dialogue with the Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at informal dialogue with the Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres 19 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Just one week ago we brought to a successful conclusion the most transparent and inclusive process for selecting and […]

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Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Plenary meeting of the General Assembly on Consideration of the agenda item 86 (a): Implementation of Human Rights Instruments and Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Civil and Political […]

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UN Foundation Private Dialogue on the Global Agenda

Check against delivery Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session, at UN Foundation Private Dialogue on the Global Agenda 19 October 2016   Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning to you all. Thank you, Kathy and the UN Foundation for the invitation to speak today. I am constitutionally averse to […]