As delivered Opening Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at Informal UN General Assembly Meeting on Taking Stock of SDG Actions 8 September 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning to you all. Upon taking office as President of the General […]
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At the outset of the 71st session of the General Assembly, the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, pledged to dedicate the session to creating a push for momentum on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. He also pledged to report back to the Member States at the end of the session on progress made.
Therefore, on 8 September 2017, President Thomson, will convene an informal meeting of the General Assembly focussed on the status of SDG implementation in general and the outcomes and conclusions of his strategy in particular.
The objectives of the meeting are:
- To take stock of the progress made in broader SDG implementation efforts undertaken during the course of the 71st session, and to provide Member States the opportunity to exchange views and reflect on the results achieved.
- To provide an overview of the overall progress and achievements by the UN Development System, World Bank Group, IMP and others in response to the SDGs. •
- To address how collaborative platforms can more effectively implement and accelerate the delivery of the SDGs through global, regional and country initiatives
- To outline the case for more and better financing to achieve SDG 4, through domestic resource mobilization, bilateral aid and multilateral efforts as well as strong political will and good policies.
The meeting will consist of an opening segment and an interactive panel discussion during which the moderator will engage Member States and other stakeholders so as to ensure that the widest range of views possible are shared. The meeting will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber from 10am – 1 pm.
Senior leadership from both the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions is invited to participate.
MEDIA ADVISORY Meeting on the Status of SDG Implementation United Nations, 7 September 2017 — On 8 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene an informal meeting of the General Assembly focused on the status of SDG implementation. At the outset of the 71st session of the General […]
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 6 September 2017 – The Culture of Peace will be the subject of a High-Level Forum at the United Nations on Thursday convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson. The annual meeting aims to highlight emerging trends that impact on the realization of a […]
As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at the High-Level Meeting of the New Urban Agenda New York, 5 September 2017 Her Excellency Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Her Excellency Ms. Rosario Robles and Hon. Mr. Mpho Parks Tau Co-Chairs of […]
MEDIA ADVISORY High Level Meeting on New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat United Nations, 1 September 2017 — On 21 October 2016, UN Member States agreed upon the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. This Agenda sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development and will help […]
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 August 2017 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will ring the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market at its MarketSite Headquarters in Times Square, New York, on Monday, 21 August 2017 at 9:30 am EDT, to raise awareness on the urgency of […]
As delivered Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly at High Level Luncheon on SDG 14 – “Our ocean, our future: call for action” 16 August 2017 Deputy Commissioner, Ms Tong Xiaoling, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be back in Hong […]
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 […]
As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at Opening Plenary: Setting the Scene with Inspiring Stories of DPI/NGO Intergenerational Dialogue on SDGs 1 August 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you today for this Intergenerational Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. I’d like to focus […]