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New York Philharmonic concert: Tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & Welcoming Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres

As delivered Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at New York Philharmonic concert to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and welcome Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres 14 October 2016   Secretary-General, Secretary-General-designate, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   We are gathered for today’s concert in honour of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, […]

Concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in honour of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Secretary-General-designate António Guterres

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Oath of Office of the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Oath of Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations 12 December 2016   Secretary-General, Secretary-General-designate, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   On behalf of the General Assembly, I have the honour to welcome Secretary-General-designate, His Excellency, Antonio Guterres, to take […]

GA Meeting: Oath of Office for new SG

The President of the UN General Assembly convenes a meeting of the General Assembly, in which the new Secretary-General of the United Nations will deliver his  Oath of Office.

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Informal dialogue with the Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at informal dialogue with the Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres 19 October 2016   Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Just one week ago we brought to a successful conclusion the most transparent and inclusive process for selecting and […]

Informal meeting with the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres

Informal meeting with the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres in the ECOSOC chamber on 19 October from 3-5PM EST.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for early interaction between the Secretary-General-designate and Member States to assist in his preparation for office.

All Member States and groups will be welcome to speak. Consequently, interventions should be brief and not exceed three minutes, with four minutes allocated to groups. All interested delegations are encouraged to inscribe with the list of speakers in the General Assembly Affairs Branch.

In line with the commitments of transparency and inclusivity of the President of the UN General Assembly, the meeting will be webcast and open to stakeholders, including civil society.

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Statement by Mr. António Guterres on his appointment by the General Assembly to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations

Statement by Mr. António Guterres on his appointment by the General Assembly to the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations 13 October 2016   Mr. President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, When I heard the Security Council’s decision to recommend me to the General Assembly, my feelings could be described by […]

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Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Remarks of H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly after Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations 13 October 2016   Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Secretary-General-Designate, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,   Today is indeed a momentous one. Since 1946, the General Assembly has taken action on the appointment of […]

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Adoption of General Assembly Resolution A/71/L.4 regarding appointment of the UN Secretary-General

Remarks of  H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on Adoption of General Assembly Resolution A/71/L.4 regarding appointment of the UN Secretary-General   In connection with the recommendation of the Security Council, the General Assembly has before it a draft resolution submitted as document A/71/L.4. This draft was prepared […]

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Statement on the sixth informal and first coulour-coded Security Council straw poll on the next Secretary-General

Statement of the President of the UN General Assembly on the sixth informal and first colour-coded straw poll of the Security Council for the position of Secretary-General UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 October 2016 — On behalf of the Security Council, the Permanent Representative of Russia, H.E. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, has just informed H.E. Peter Thomson, […]