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Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers

As delivered Opening remarks delivered by H.E. Mr. Elliston Rahming, the Ambassador of The Bahamas, the Vice-President on behalf of Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at plenary meeting of the General Assembly on agenda item 131 titled “Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific […]

PGA spoke at UNAOC side-event on countering xenophobia

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting The President of the General Assembly, H,E. Mr. Peter Thomson, today participated and delivered a statement at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Annual Ministerial Meeting. He notably referred to the New York Declaration adopted at the High Level Meeting of […]

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Remarks at Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

Remarks by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly at Leaders’ Summit on Refugees  20 September 2016   Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, The deadly attacks on a UN aid convey in Syria overnight, are a horrifying reminder of the day-to-day terror of life in […]

Closing General Assembly Seventy-first session Closing of High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants

Closing remarks at High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants 19 September 2016   Thank you Deputy Secretary General Eliasson, for your comprehensive summary. I join in thanking all Member States for your high level of participation at today’s Summit – it reflects the gravity […]

UNHCR #WithRefugees petition handover at UN General Assembly Hall at United Nations on September 16, 2016 in New York City.

UNHCR #WithRefugees Petition Handover

Remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at UNHCR #WithRefugees Petition Handover ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants 16 September      Secretary-General, High Commissioner, Distinguished guests, Friends — Welcome to the General Assembly Hall. On behalf of my predecessor His Excellency Mogens Lykketoft, President of the […]

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