Archive | February, 2017

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Briefing to G77 and China

As delivered Briefing to G77 and China by Peter Thomson, the President of the UN General Assembly 28 February 2017   Ambassador Horacio Sevilla Borja, Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like begin by thanking the Group of 77 and China for inviting me to this […]

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, speaks during the High-Level-Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council. UN Photo / Elma Okic

Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming:  The contribution of human rights to peacebuilding through the enhancement of dialogue and international cooperation for the promotion of human rights 27 February 2017 Your Excellency, the President of the Human Rights […]

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Opening of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council

Address by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, to the opening of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council 27 February 2017    Your Excellency Joaquín Martelli President of the Human Rights Council, Your Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Your Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al […]

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Informal Meeting to consult Member States on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Statement of the President of the General Assembly delivered by the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Vice-President of the General Assembly, H.E. Masud Bin Momen, during the informal meeting of the General Assembly for the Secretary-General to consult Member States on the strengthening of the capability of the United Nations system to […]

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Observance of the International Mother Language Day

Statement from the H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, delivered by Sofia Borges on the observance of the international mother language day – “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education” 21 February 2017 Thank you, Ambassador. I have the honour to deliver these remarks on behalf of the President of the General Assembly who unfortunately […]

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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland 21 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 February 2017 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland, from 20 to 27 February 2017, for high-level meetings and official engagements, with the […]

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Informal briefing convened by the President of the General Assembly on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the informal briefing on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”, as well as on his recent SDG-related official travels 20 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I took Office, I committed to the upholding […]

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Tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Opening Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the High-level meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 17 February 2017 Ms. Chef de Cabinet […]