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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland 21 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 February 2017 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland, from 20 to 27 February 2017, for high-level meetings and official engagements, with the […]

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Informal briefing convened by the President of the General Assembly on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”

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 […]

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Closing remarks at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing

Closing remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Parliamentary Hearing entitled “A World of Blue: Preserving the Oceans, Safeguarding the Planet, Ensuring Human Well-being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda” 14 February 2017 Honourable Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Honourable Martin Chungong, Secretary General of […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Preparations for The Ocean Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY 13 February 2017 Preparations for The Ocean Conference get underway in New York, 15-16 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 February 2017 – With concern mounting that the state of the world’s ocean is rapidly deteriorating, United Nations Member States and civil society groups will gather for a two-day preparatory meeting this […]

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Annual Parliamentary Hearing

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Parliamentary Hearing entitled “A World of Blue: Preserving the Oceans, Safeguarding the Planet, Ensuring Human Well-being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda” 13 February 2017 Honorable Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Honorable, Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the […]

Thematic Breakout Session “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”

Objectives

  • To inform about the most essential priority challenges in need of action to ensure protection and sustainable use of oceans, seas and related ecosystems, such as those reflected in SDG 14: marine pollution, ecosystems, climate change and ocean acidification, fisheries, marine protected areas and sustainable livelihoods related to ocean activities;
  • To give an overview of ongoing youth consultations on SDG 14 and discuss related key messages;
  • To discuss and identify potential roles of youth in the international efforts in these subjects and discuss the way youth can contribute to these efforts;
  • Serve as an input to the ongoing Oceans/SDG14 Conference Process, as well as the considerations of SDG 14 under the 2017 HLPF;
  • A special focus will be to raise awareness of the marine litter issue and seek input from participants on the Global Campaign on Marine Litter.

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Briefing on The Ocean Conference

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at  Briefing on The Ocean Conference 13 December 2016   Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen   Thank you for attending today’s briefing on preparations for The Ocean Conference. The Conference will be held at UN Headquarters from 5 to 9 […]

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