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PGA BILATERAL with PM of Japan, H.E. Shinzo

Meeting with Prime Minister of Japan

Meeting with Prime Minister Abe of Japan The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson met with Prime Minister Abe of Japan during the High-level meeting on large movements of refugees and migrants. They discussed how to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Security Council Reform and next year’s High-Level UN Conference […]

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Meeting with First Vice-President of the European Commission

Meeting of the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson with First Vice-President of the European Commission H.E. Frans Timmermans The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, met with the First Vice-President of the European Commission, H.E. Mr. Frans Timmermans, on 18 September 2016. The discussions focused on the implementation of […]

The President met Argentinian Foreign Minister Malcorra

Meeting with Foreign Minister of Argentina

Meeting with Foreign Minister of Argentina and candidate to the position of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, met bilaterally with Susana Malcorra, Foreign Minister of Argentina and candidate to the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations, in the afternoon of Sunday, 18 September, 2016. The […]

The President of the UN General Assembly met with Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. William Lacy Swing

Meeting with the Director General of IOM

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met today with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Mr. William Lacy Swing. They exchanged views on the 19 September Summit on Refugees and Migrants and the New York Declaration to be adopted at the Summit. The President of the General Assembly […]

The President of the UN General Assembly met with Chair of the Third Committee, H.E. Ms. María Emma Mejía Vélez, Permanent Representative of Colombia

Meeting with Chair of Third Committee

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met with the Chair of the Third Committee, H.E. Ms. María Emma Mejía Vélez, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN. They exchanged views on the agenda and the working methods of the Third Committee, as well as on mandated events. They agreed that ways […]

PGA Peter Thomson met with the Chair of the First Committee

Meeting with Chair of the First Committee

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson met with the Chair of the First Committee, H.E. Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, Permanent Representative of Algeria. The President was briefed by Ambassador Boukadoum on the Committee’s  program of work and the working methods. The hope was expressed that more substantial progress and consensus among the […]

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 […]