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Peace Bell Ceremony on the Occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace (21 September) Remarks by the Secretary-General Participants include: - UN Messengers of Peace: Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall, Midori, - Nobel Laureates: Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman, Shirin Ebadi - Global Teacher Prize Laureate: Hanan Al Hroub

Peace Bell Ceremony Commemorating the International Day of Peace

Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Peace Bell Ceremony Commemorating the International Day of Peace 16 September 2016   Excellencies, Mr. Secretary General, Ambassador Bessho of Japan, Under Secretary General Gallach, Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassador, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great […]

Prayer after opening of GA

Prayer Service on the occasion of the Opening of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Prayer Service on the occasion of the Opening of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly 13 September 2016     Archbishop Wenski, Archbishop Auza, Reverend Fathers, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honor to join […]

Sustainable Development Goals

Oath of Office Address by the Incoming President

“I solemnly declare that I shall truthfully perform my duties and exercise the functions entrusted to me as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in all loyalty, discretion and conscience, and that I shall discharge these functions and regulate my conduct with the interest of the United Nations only in view and […]

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Acceptance speech upon election as President

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY H.E. MR. PETER THOMSON UPON HIS ELECTION AS PRESIDENT 13 June 2016   Mr. President, Secretary-General, I thank you for your wise leadership and for the excellent example you have forever set us here at the United Nations. I look forward to working with you both over the next three months in […]