Archive | July, 2017

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World Youth Skills Day 2017

As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly at World Youth Skills Day 2017: Skills for the future of work 17 July 2017      All protocols observed Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Happy World Youth Skills Day! I would like to thank Portugal and Sri Lanka for organizing this event and for their […]

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2017 World Youth Skills Day

2017 World Youth Skills Day   Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme: “Skills for the Future of Work”. Today, over 71 […]

Partnership Exchange

Keynote at 2017 Partnership Exchange

As delivered Keynote address by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at Opening Segment of 2017 Partnership Exchange 17 July 2017    Madam Chair, Mr Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary General of UN DESA, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,     Good morning to you all.   I would like to begin […]

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Opening of the Ministerial Segment of HLPF

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, at Opening of the Ministerial Segment of ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 17 July 2017     President of ECOSOC, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,   It is an honor to join you all today at the […]

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Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom

As delivered Statement by his H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly for the 71st Session, at Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom: A Presentation of Students’ Experience with the World’s Largest Lesson 14 July 2017      Your Excellency, Mr. Estanislao Zawels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of […]

Statement at Commemorative Event

Remarks at Special Commemorative Event to Pay Tribute to the Late Former President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Sir Ketumile Masire

As delievered Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Special Commemorative Event to Pay Tribute to the Late Former President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Sir Ketumile Masire 13 July 2017, New York Excellencies Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Viotti Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen, The passing […]

PGA at HLPF

Keynote Address at High Level Political Forum Session 12: Review of SDGs Implementation: SDG 14

As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at High Level Political Forum Session 12: Review of SDGs Implementation: SDG 14 13 July 2017, New York Mr. President Ambassador Skoog of Sweden, Ambassador Daunivalu of Fiji, Under-Secretary-General Wu, Under-Secretary-General Soares, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I welcome […]

Human security and its contribution to Agenda 2030

Statement at High-Level Event on Human Security and its Contribution to Agenda 2030

As delivered Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at High-Level Event on Human Security and its Contribution to Agenda 2030 7 July 2017, New York   Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Human Security, H.E. […]