Peter Thomson Current Affairs, GK & News

Peter Thomson, one of Australia’s greatest golfers and a five-time Open Championship winner passes away

Peter Thomson (88), one of Australia’s greatest golfers and a five-time Open Championship winner, has passed away in Melbourne on June 20, 2018. In 1954, he became the first Australian to claim the Open Championship in Britain. Among numerous accolades, Thomson was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979 ..

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Peter Thomson appointed as first special envoy for oceans by United Nations

Peter Thomson, the outgoing president of the General Assembly, has been appointed as the first special envoy for the oceans by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Thomson played a leading role at the first-ever UN conference on oceans in June 2017. The 193 UN member states issued an urgent call for action to reverse the ..

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Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres has sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the chief of the 71-year-old world body. Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. At a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly, the Oath of Office to Guterres ..

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Peter Thomson elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly

Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson has been elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the secret ballot election for the post, Peter Thomson defeated Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus by 94 to 90 votes, with one abstention. With this, Peter Thomson becomes the first representative from the Pacific island states to ..

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