Tag Archives | Ocean

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High-level week on water in Stockholm

As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly at the High-level week on water: “Freshwater to sea, the resilience of oceans – reflections from the UN Ocean conference” Stockholm, 28 August 2018     Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great […]

Hong Kong

PRESS RELEASE: President of the United Nations General Assembly completes visit to Hong Kong in Follow-up to The Ocean Conference

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 August 2017– The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson completed his visit to Hong Kong today. While in Hong Kong, President Thomson met with Government officials, diplomats, professors of Ocean science and environmental actors to discuss follow-up action from The Ocean Conference held at the UN […]

Vatican

Oceans, caring for a common heritage” Conference

As delivered Opening remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at  the conference “Oceans, caring for a common heritage” organized by the Holy See  4 July 2017   Your Eminence, Excellencies, Distinguished participants Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is a great honour to be with you today here in Rome. I warmly welcome […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Rome, Italy

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 July 2017 – On 4 July, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Rome, Italy, to address the opening session of the international conference “Oceans, caring for a common heritage” at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, organized by the Dicastery for […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Paris, France

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2017 – On 19 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Paris, France to address the International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and the International WCRP/IOC Conference “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”. President Thomson will also attend the […]

President of the UN General Assembly to visit Hawaii

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 June 2017 – From 16 to 18 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Hawaii to meet with the Mayors of the Hawaiian Islands and the Ocean Elders group. He will also participate in the ceremonies for the welcome home of the […]

Special Event commemorating World Oceans Day 2017 Event includes talks from world-renowned ocean experts and explorers, representatives from coastal communities, and voices from current and future generations

World Ocean Day

As delivered Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly,  at World Ocean Day 8 June 2017    The Honourable Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Her Excellency Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Under Secretary-General Serpa-Soares, Excellencies, Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen,   Welcome all to this morning’s celebration […]