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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 […]

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 […]

Intergenerational dialogue

Intergenerational Dialogue on SDGs

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at Opening Plenary: Setting the Scene with Inspiring Stories of DPI/NGO Intergenerational Dialogue on SDGs   1 August 2017   Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you today for this Intergenerational Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals.  I’d like to focus […]

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 […]