At this huge act which took place on 11th September, at the headquarters of the largest forum for world diplomacy, the period of work carried out under the leadership of the diplomat born in the Republic of Fiji, Peter Thompson, was officially brought to a close.
The event was attended by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea before the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, as an indication of satisfaction from the Equatoguinean Government in relation to the successful period of work which constituted the seventy-first period of sessions.
The session served as an occasion for the General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, to praise the work carried out by Peter Thompson during his one-year mandate, and described as one of the most outstanding aspects during the period as the high level meeting of the General Assembly on the huge movements of refugees and migrants, which led to the adoption of the New York Declaration.
The closing of the 71st period of sessions, according to the former Portuguese Prime Minister, strengthens the sense of unity with which the organisation must continue to work, particularly when taking into account its coincidence with the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea