As delivered Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at High Level Forum on Culture of Peace 7 September 2017 Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Distinguished guests Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen First, thank you everyone for your active participation in this High-Level Forum on […]
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As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly at an event hosted by the International Peace Institute on Advancing the Culture of Peace 7 September 2017 President of the IPI, Ambassador Larsen, Mr Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen When world leaders came together in […]
As delivered Statement by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson at the opening of the High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace“Sowing the Seeds of the Culture of Peace: Early Childhood Development is the Beginning” 7 September 2017 Senior Advisor on Policy of the Secretary-General, Ms. Menendez, Nobel Peace Prize […]
On 7 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene a High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace.
Following the wide-ranging success of the UN General Assembly’s first High-level Forum on The Culture of Peace held on 14 September 2012 and each successive annual Forums, the Assembly, under the guidance of its President H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson and co-sponsored by 102 Member States, adopted by consensus the resolution 71/252 on “Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace”.
On 13 September 1999, the General Assembly adopted, by consensus and without reservation, resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace. Amongst others, it provided the driving force for the advancement of the UN-declared International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).
Through annual substantive resolutions for the last 20 years as well as annual High-level Forums since 2012, the General Assembly has highlighted the priority it attaches to the full and effective implementation of these forward-looking objectives which are universally applicable and sought after by the vast majority of peoples in every nation.
In keeping with this approach, this year’s High-level Forum aims to highlight emerging trends that impact on the realization of a culture of peace and to enable Member States and others to exchange ideas on further promoting a Culture of Peace.
The High-level Forum as in past years will consist of an opening session, a plenary segment, an interactive panel discussion and a closing segment. The opening session and plenary segment will be held in the General Assembly Hall from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. The panel discussion will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber and will focus on “Sowing the Seeds of the Culture of Peace: Early Childhood Development is the Beginning”.
A President’s summary of the meeting will be all Member States.
Member and Observer States are invited to participate at the highest possible level. The meeting is also open to UN agencies, civil society organisations, the private sector and other stakeholders.
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 6 September 2017 – The Culture of Peace will be the subject of a High-Level Forum at the United Nations on Thursday convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson. The annual meeting aims to highlight emerging trends that impact on the realization of a […]
MEDIA ADVISORY High Level Forum on Culture of Peace United Nations, 1 September 2017 — Recognizing the need to further promote a culture of peace and non-violence that benefits humanity, particularly in the current global context and also taking note of the importance of respect and understanding for religious and cultural diversity throughout […]
Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, on Agenda Item 14 Culture of Peace, and on Agenda Item 127 Global Health and Foreign Policy 15 December 2016 Excellencies Distinguished delegates Ladies and gentlemen Renowned poet Maya Angelou once said “Hate – it has caused a lot of […]
General Assembly plenary meeting on Culture of Peace and Global health and Foreign Policy