Archive | 20 October 2016

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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 […]

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Informal briefing on the situation in Syria

Check against delivery Opening 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   Your Excellency, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   The deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic is of grave concern to all Member […]

General Assembly Seventy-first session 31st plenary meeting

Commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade

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 at consideration of the agenda item 119: Commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade 20 October 2016 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, The scale of the human suffering […]