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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly travels to European capitals to push for implementation of the SDGs

President of the UN General Assembly travels to European capitals to push for implementation of the SDGs 17 November UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 November 2016 – After engaging in the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, the President […]

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Media advisory: Media briefing about UN Oceans conference in June 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY   Media briefing about UN Oceans conference in June 2017   COP 22, Marrakech, 14 November 2016 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Fiji, the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and UN Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs will convene a joint press conference at […]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Cartagena, Colombia

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia “I am honoured to have been invited by the Government of Colombia, in my capacity as President of the General Assembly, to attend the official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement that took […]

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Statement on humanitarian situation in Aleppo

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on humanitarian situation in Aleppo UNITED NATIONS, New York, 25 September 2016 — The President of the United Nations H.E. Peter Thomson issued the following statement on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Aleppo, Syria. “I am deeply concerned by the rapid and dramatic deterioration of the situation […]

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PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to attend official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to attend official signing ceremony of the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia Robust commitment to the process of ending the conflict and building a stable and long-lasting peace in Colombia   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 25 September 2016 — The President of the 71st session of the […]

Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance

New report identifies strategies to finance the SDGs and Climate Action

Press Release   New report identifies strategies to finance the SDGs and Climate Action   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2016 – Strategies to shift capital towards investments that generate climate action and sustainable development were discussed at the United Nations today at a high-level event to discuss a new report titled “Links in […]

Declaration on Right to Development

MEDIA ADVISORY: High-level Meeting to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

MEDIA ADVISORY   High-level Meeting to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2016 — The United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development establishes development as a right and puts people at the centre of the development process. Adopted by the United Nations […]