Archive | October, 2016

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Remarks at opening plenary

Opening plenary of Habitat III

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of UN General Assembly, at Opening at Plenary Meeting of United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: Habitat III 17 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador     H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, […]

Remarks at World Mayors Assembly

World Mayors Assembly of Habitat III

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at World Mayors Assembly of United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: Habitat III  16 October 2015 in Quito, Ecuador   The Honorable Mayor of Quito, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Madam Minister, Executive Director Distinguished Mayors of […]

Lecture of university on Sustainable Development Goals

Lecture at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Lecture by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador during United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: Habitat III  16 October 2016    President Fernando Ponce Leon, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here today in Quito […]