Archive | May, 2017

PGA 72 election

Acceptance remarks by President-elect for the 72nd Session of UNGA

Acceptance remarks by President-elect for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia 31 May 2017   Your Excellency, Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, Your Excellency Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, First of all, thank you very much … I […]

PGA 72 election

Election of the President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly

Remarks by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, on the occasion of election of the President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly 31 May 2017 I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations to His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, on his election […]

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Making finance work for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

As delivered Statement by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, at the High-level side event of the 2017 ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum on “Making finance work for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific”    23 May 2017 Honorable Ministers, Your Excellency, Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, USG and Executive Secretary of […]

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Public Private Partnerships: Member State initiatives to Ensure the Success of the SDGs

As delivered Statement by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, at the event entitled “Public Private Partnerships: Member State initiatives to Ensure the Success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” 23 May 2017 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to address this conference on Public-Private Partnerships. I would like […]

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International Day for Biological Diversity

Statement by the President of the UN General Assembly on the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May 22 May     UNITED NATIONS, New York, 22 May 2017 – On the occasion of the observance of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. […]

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Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization 19 May 2017     H.E Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Distinguished guests Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you to the organisers […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG Action Event on Innovation

MEDIA ADVISORY   The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable […]

PGA addresses the GA. General Assembly Seventy-first session Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on the recurrent financial crises of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (A/71/849)

Informal Briefing to consider SG-Report on UNRWA

As delivered Opening remarks by Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Informal Briefing to Consider the SG- Report on the Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 16 May 2017     Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates Ladies and […]

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Opening Session of STI Forum

As delivered Statement  of Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Opening Session of the  2nd STI Forum for SDGs 15 May 2017   H.E. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC, Tomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA, H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to […]