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UNGA President & next Secretary-General Guterres before appointment

Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Remarks of H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly after Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations 13 October 2016   Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Secretary-General-Designate, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Today is indeed a momentous one. Since 1946, the General Assembly has taken action on the appointment of […]

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 […]