Archive | October, 2016

Sustainable Development Goals

Financial Solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Financial Solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals 10 October 2016   Ministers, Your Excellency, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I am pleased to be here today, and to join so many high-level representatives from Governments, the United […]

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Formal session of second committee, Agenda Item 19: Sustainable Development

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at formal session of second committee, Agenda Item 19: Sustainable Development 10 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen,   It is my great pleasure to address the Second Committee. I take this opportunity to congratulate Ambassaor Dian Triansyah […]

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High-level Inaugural Event on“Strengthening Partnership for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace & Stability in Africa”

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at High-level Inaugural Event on“Strengthening Partnership for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace & Stability in Africa” 10 October 2016   Your Excellency, Mr. Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General Abdelaziz, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Before we begin, I would like to take this […]

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Global flagship event at the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings: “One Year of Sustainable Development Goals: Country Action and Progress”

Opening remarks by H.E. Ms Dessima Williams, Special Adviser to the President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, on behalf of Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at global flagship event at the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings: “One Year of Sustainable Development Goals: Country […]

PGA remarks at International day of older persons commemoration

Remarks at the Annual Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons “Take a Stand Against Ageism”

Remarks at the Annual Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons – “Take a Stand Against Ageism” 06 October 2016    Janet Sigal, Chair NGO Committee on Ageing, Nelida Quintero, Co-Chair UNIDOP Planning sub-committees, H.E Ambassador Martin Garcia Moritan, Permanent Representative of Argentina, Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA, Excellencies, […]

PGA remarks at UN GA plenary joint debate on GA revitalization

General Assembly Plenary Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations & Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at General Assembly Plenary Joint Debate on Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [118]; Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [119] 6 October 2016     Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,   The American writer Mark Twain once observed […]

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Processes requiring cofacilitators/chairs during the 71 session of the UN General Assembly

Processes requiring co-facilitators/ chairs during the 71 session of the UN General Assembly   Rights of Indigenous Peoples Rights of Indigenous Peoples Pursuant to Resolution 70/232 of 23 December 2015, Advisors conducted timely, inclusive, representative and transparent consultations with Member States, indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions from all regions of the world, and existing relevant […]