As delivered Closing Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at High Level SDG Action Event on “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda” 23 March 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank you for your active engagement during this High-Level SDG Action Event on “Climate […]
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As delivered Statement by Peter Thomson, the President of the General Assembly, at Luncheon on Sustainable Consumption and Production 23 March 2017 Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome. I am very glad that you could join this luncheon. I think almost all of you have participated this morning in our Climate […]
Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the High-level Sustainable Development Goal Action Event entitled “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda” 23 March 2017 Honorable Ministers Your Excellency, Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Your Excellency, Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the […]
On 23 March, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-Level Event entitled “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda” in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This event will provide an opportunity to highlight synergies between Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda and to gather representatives of Governments, International Organizations, the Private Sector and other stakeholders who are advancing solutions to implementation of the SDG and Climate Change agreements.
Member States, intergovernmental organizations and entities that have observer status with the General Assembly, and United Nations system entities wishing to speak are kindly requested to inscribe with the List of Speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Mr. Carlos Galindo (email galindo[at]un.org; with copy to email gaspeakerslist[at]un.org)).
UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitated a process to identify civil society speakers (one for the stakeholder session and one for the panel discussion), and other civil society attendees wishing to be considered as observers for this event. UN-NGLS facilitated a civil society Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee ensured regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly made the final selection of the speakers for this event. Application is closed.
All Member State statements can be found here
Statement during High-level panel discussion:
Ségolène Royal – Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations
Governor Jay Inslee of the State of Washington
Hoesung Lee, IPCC
IPCC PowerPoint presentation
LETTERS TO MEMBER STATES
8 May 2017
17 March 2017
14 February 2017
10 February 2017
VIDEO PLAYED DURING EVENT
Hashtags to be used during the day are #globalgoals, #SDGs, #climateaction #ParisAgreement
Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the informal briefing on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”, as well as on his recent SDG-related official travels 20 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I took Office, I committed to the upholding […]
As delivered Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, on Agenda item 69: Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance 8 December 2016 Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen, This year we mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of General […]
June 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference announced at COP22 16 November 2016 MARRAKECH, Morocco, 16 November 2016 — The President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate of Sweden, Isabella Lövin, and the Under-Secretary-General for […]
Opening statement of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Marrakech 15 November 2016 Your Majesty, the King of Morocco, Your Excellency, Minister Mezouar, President of COP22, Your Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General […]