Archive | August, 2017

International Day against nuclear testings

Commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests 30 August 2017   Your Excellency Mr. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Your Excellency Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Excellencies, […]

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High-level week on water in Stockholm

As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly at the High-level week on water: “Freshwater to sea, the resilience of oceans – reflections from the UN Ocean conference” Stockholm, 28 August 2018     Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great […]

PGA_First Ocean Outreach Meeting Hong Kong

Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High Level Luncheon on SDG 14 – Our ocean, our future: call for action

As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High Level Luncheon on SDG 14 – “Our ocean, our future: call for action” 16 August 2017 Deputy Commissioner, Ms Tong Xiaoling, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be back in Hong […]

Hong Kong

PRESS RELEASE: President of the United Nations General Assembly completes visit to Hong Kong in Follow-up to The Ocean Conference

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 August 2017– The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson completed his visit to Hong Kong today. While in Hong Kong, President Thomson met with Government officials, diplomats, professors of Ocean science and environmental actors to discuss follow-up action from The Ocean Conference held at the UN […]

American Bar Association

Annual American Bar Association Meeting

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Annual American Bar Association Meeting Showcase Luncheon 10 August 2017     Mark Alcott, ABA Representative to UN Visiting Presidents and Members of Foreign Bar Associations Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen, I acknowledge the honour of being asked to […]

Summer Youth Assembly

2017 Summer Youth Assembly

As delivered Address by  H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of  the General Assembly, at the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the UN “Society for All: Equity and Inclusion for a Sustainable Future” 9 August 2017     Excellencies Distinguished Guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the United Nations for the 20th Session of the […]