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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Rome, Italy

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 July 2017 – On 4 July, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Rome, Italy, to address the opening session of the international conference “Oceans, caring for a common heritage” at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, organized by the Dicastery for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SDG ACTION EVENT ON EDUCATION

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to engage education leaders and global audience in discussions at High-level SDG Action Event on Education   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 27 June 2017– Education leaders from around the world will convene at the United Nations on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Paris, France

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2017 – On 19 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Paris, France to address the International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and the International WCRP/IOC Conference “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”. President Thomson will also attend the […]

President of the UN General Assembly to visit Hawaii

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 June 2017 – From 16 to 18 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Hawaii to meet with the Mayors of the Hawaiian Islands and the Ocean Elders group. He will also participate in the ceremonies for the welcome home of the […]

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Passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations 5 June 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, issued the following statement on the passing away of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin: “I am deeply saddened to hear […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG Action Event on Innovation

MEDIA ADVISORY   The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable […]