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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 […]

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Briefing on The Ocean Conference

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at  Briefing on The Ocean Conference 13 December 2016   Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen   Thank you for attending today’s briefing on preparations for The Ocean Conference. The Conference will be held at UN Headquarters from 5 to 9 […]

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Her Story: A Celebration of Leading Women in the United Nations

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at exhibition “Her Story: A Celebration of Leading Women in the United Nations” 13 December 2016     Thanks you very much for the introduction, Ambassador Mejia.   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General designate António Guterres, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UN President condemns terrorist killings after a weekend of violence

STATEMENT UN President condemns terrorist killings after a weekend of violence UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 December 2016 — The President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Peter Thomson condemns the acts of terrorism experienced across the world this weekend, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds injured. “As we approach the end of 2016 […]

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International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Crime of Genocide and of Prevention of this Crime

Statement on International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime delivered by H.E. Harald Braun, Vice-President of the UN General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Germany 9 December 2016   H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I […]