Archive | 14 December 2016

New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic concert: Tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & Welcoming Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres

As delivered Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at New York Philharmonic concert to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and welcome Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres 14 October 2016   Secretary-General, Secretary-General-designate, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   We are gathered for today’s concert in honour of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, […]

DESA Energy grant

UN-DESA Energy Grant Ceremony

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at UN-DESA Energy Grant Ceremony 14 December 2016   Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is an honour to participate in the Award Ceremony for the winner of the second UNDESA Energy Grant. The ‘Powering the Future We Want’ programme is a creative initiative […]


Statement on the humanitarian situation in Syria

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the U.N. General Assembly, on the humanitarian situation in Syria 14 December 2016 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 14 December 2016 – Less than a week after the United Nations General Assembly met to discuss the devastating humanitarian situation in Syria, the President of the U.N. General Assembly today called […]