It seems that some people use the term "universal statement" about part of an essay.
Restate the thesis
to bring the reader back to the main point using
specific references. Now, make some general statements which give
advice to all people or a recommendation which would apply in most situations. This is
called a universal statement because it is not specific to one literary piece, person, or situation."
"The conclusion is one paragraph, as well. At this point, you should step back from the specifics of your subject and relate it to the world as a whole, a universal statement, if you will; this makes your topic relevant to the reader. Remember that this is the last thing your reader will read; therefore, a restatement of your Thesis Statement, a summary of your arguments and some thoughtful reflection is vital to leave the reader with a good impression."