Archive | 12 December 2016

OCHA Global Humanitarian Policy Forum

2016 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum: “Meeting needs and reducing suffering: humanitarian action from GA resolution 46/182 to the present.”

As delivered Opening remarks H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, 2016 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum “Meeting needs and reducing suffering: humanitarian action from GA resolution 46/182 to the present.” 12 December 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here today to open this year’s […]

oath of office

Oath of Office of the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Oath of Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations 12 December 2016   Secretary-General, Secretary-General-designate, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   On behalf of the General Assembly, I have the honour to welcome Secretary-General-designate, His Excellency, Antonio Guterres, to take […]

Tribute to Ban Ki-moon

Tribute to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, on Tribute to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations   12 December 2016   Secretary-General Secretary-General-designate Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   The General Assembly’s adoption of today’s resolution by acclamation is indeed fitting tribute to the outstanding tenure […]