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Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the G77 and China

Message of H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, delivered by H.E. Mr. Durga P. Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal, at Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the G77 and China 13 January 2017   H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, H.E. Mr. Guillaume Long, […]

Remarks at opening plenary

Opening plenary of Habitat III

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of UN General Assembly, at Opening at Plenary Meeting of United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: Habitat III 17 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador     H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, […]

Habitat III Conference

Habitat III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.

Member States of the General Assembly, in Resolution 67/216 , decided that the objectives of the Conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, address poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges. The conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented outcome document.

On 22 December 2015 the United Nations General Assembly, on its seventieth session, adopted the resolution on the ‘Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements(Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations HumanSettlements Programme (UNHabitat)’ (A/70/473) , which refers to the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III Conference’s modalities. The approved rules of procedure for Habitat III recognise the participation of the representatives of local authorities accredited to the Conference in rule 64, as it happened in Habitat II in 1996.

Lecture of university on Sustainable Development Goals

Lecture at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Lecture by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador during United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development: Habitat III  16 October 2016    President Fernando Ponce Leon, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here today in Quito […]

Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, H.E. Dr. Guillaume Long On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, H.E. Guillaume Long. President Thomson congratulated Ecuador on its selection as the next Chair of G77 […]