Archive | July, 2017

Minute of silence The General Assembly will also pay tribute to the memory of His Excellency Miguel dÕEscoto Brockmann, President of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly.

Tribute to the memory of Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at General Assembly Plenary Meeting to pay tribute to the memory of Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly 28 July 2017 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, This morning we pay […]

PGA addresses the GA. 2. Appointment of a member of the Joint Inspection Unit [item 115 (h)] (a) Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/991) (b) Note verbale dated 24 July 2017 from the Permanent Mission of Myanmar (A/71/992)

General Assembly meeting on Counter-terrorism

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the General Assembly meeting on Counter-terrorism 27 July 2017   Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, This week, the world has once again witnesses horrific terrorist attacks, this time targeting internally displaced persons camps in Nigeria; a crowded marketplace in Pakistan; and civil servants commuting […]

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Closing of first Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

As delivered Closing remarks for the first Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and the intergovernmental conference on international migration 26 July 2017   H.E. Mr.  Jürg Lauber, H.E. Mr. Jose Gómez Camacho, Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration Ms. Louise Arbour, […]

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First Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

As delivered Opening remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, for the First Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and the intergovernmental conference on international migration 26 July 2017    Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Conference on International Migration, Louise Arbour, Excellencies, […]

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BBNJ negotiations

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at BBNJ negotiations 21 July 2017   Thank you Ambassador, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,   I thank you for the opportunity to address you.   I wanted to be here to acknowledge the great efforts of the Chair of the Preparatory Committee, H.E. […]

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Ministerial Luncheon and Dialogue on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Ministerial Luncheon & Dialogue on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Year 2 and Looking Ahead Delegates Dining Room 19 July 2017 President of ECOSOC, Secretary-General, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First, thank you to Ambassador Shava, the […]

View of the podium. PGA Peter Thompson presides the session. General Assembly Seventy-first session, 92nd plenary meeting 1. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/495/Add.1) [item 51] 2. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: draft resolution (A/71/L.67/Rev.1) [item 62 (b)] 3. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [item 122] 4. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum: draft resolution (A/71/L.77) [item 126 (q)] 5. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items; Cooperation between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: draft resolution (A/71/L.76) [items 7 (to reopen agenda item 126 (r)) and 126 (r)]

Security Council reform

As delivered Introductory remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at GA Plenary for the consideration and adoption of the Oral decision on IGN71 on Security Council reform 19 July 2017     Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   As we conclude our deliberations this year on the “Question of equitable representation on and […]

SDG Business Forum

SDG Business Forum 2017

As delivered Statement of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at SDG Business Forum 2017 – High Level Lunch “Collaboration for Transformational Change, with a focus on the role of the private sector” 18 July 2017    Secretary-General Guterres, Ministers, President of ECOSOC Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It […]

Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July 2017   Secretary-General Guterres The Honorable Minister of Environment of the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Edna Molewa Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for joining us […]

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Investing in adolescents and youth to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity to realize the demographic dividend and achieve the 2030 Agenda

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at High Level Luncheon Event on  Investing in adolescents and youth to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity to realize the demographic dividend and achieve the 2030 Agenda 17 July 2017   Ambassador Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council, Honourable Ministers, Ms. Wickramanayake, […]