Archive | October, 2016

Statement on the Paris Agreement on climate change

Statement on the Paris Agreement on climate change from the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 October 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson extends his congratulations to Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Convention who have ratified the Paris […]

PGA Thomson adresses sixth committee

Sixth Committee Debate

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Sixth Committee Debate 5 October 2016     Ambassador Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address the Sixth Committee today. Let me begin by congratulating Ambassador Danny Danon on his election as […]

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Statement on the sixth informal and first coulour-coded Security Council straw poll on the next Secretary-General

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the sixth informal and first colour-coded straw poll of the Security Council for the position of Secretary-General UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 October 2016 — On behalf of the Security Council, the Permanent Representative of Russia, H.E. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, has just informed H.E. Peter Thomson, […]

Advisers of Indigenous Process

Launch Briefing for Consultations process on possible measures to enable the participation of Indigenous Peoples at relevant United Nations bodies

Open Remarks by the President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Launch Briefing for Consultations process on possible measures to enable the participation of Indigenous Peoples at relevant United Nations bodies on Issues Affecting Them    3 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Representatives of Indigenous Peoples, Ladies and gentlemen,   During this, the […]

Advisers of Indigenous Process

Meeting with Advisers of Indigenous Process

President of the UN General Assembly met with Advisers of Indigenous Process The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met today with Advisers he has appointed to assist him in conducting consultation on possible ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples at United Nations. The President thanked the Advisers for accepting his invitation […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON VIOLENCE Unveiling of the commemorative stamp by ASG Mr. Cutts; Right side of the podium. Mrs. Sudha Ragunathan and ASG to be present in the unveiling area. Other dignitaries will be on the podium. Presentation of Stamps to the dignitaries by ASG Mr. Cutts The first copy will be presented to the Musician Mrs. Sudha Raghunathan who is carrying forward the carnatic music tradition.

International Day of Non-Violence

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly at International Day of Non-Violence 2 October 2016   Your Excellency, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Your Excellency, Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Namaste One month ago, I had the honour of entering the sacred […]