Commander of Fiji Military Forces Completes UN Meetings

Friday, March 27, 2015
New York

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Brigadier General Tikoitoga, has completed a five-day visit to the United Nations in New York, during which he attended a series of UN Peacekeeping meetings. The Brigadier General concluded his visit by meeting this morning with the Under-Secretary-General of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous.

Brigadier General Tikoitoga and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York

Fiji and Bulgaria Establish Diplomatic Relations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
New York

The Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York on 25 March 2015. Bulgaria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Stephan Tafrov, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Tafrov and Ambassador Thomson signing the communiqué at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the UN

Burundi and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, March 20, 2015
New York

The Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Government of the Republic of Burundi formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 20 March 2015. Burundi’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Hermenegilde Niyonzima, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Niyonzima and Ambassador Thomson at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN, New York

Head of UN Women and Fijian Minister for Women Discuss Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
New York

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar met today in New York with the Executive Director for UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Headquarters. Their talks focused on worldwide efforts to combat the wide-spread problem of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Hon Minister Sofia Akbar and the Executive Director of UN Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Statement at the High Level Segment of the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Monday, March 2, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

Mr President;

My Fellow Heads of Government;

Your Excellencies; 

Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is an honour for me, as the Prime Minister of Fiji, to take part in this High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council – the first since we established our Mission here in Geneva last June.

Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama Addresses UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Monday, March 2, 2015
New York

Antigua and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, February 20, 2015
New York

The Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 20 February 2015. The Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, Ambassador Walton Webson, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Sierra Leone and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, February 6, 2015
New York

The Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 6 February, 2015. The Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Ambassador Vandi Chidi Minah and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Minah and Thomson at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN, New York

El Salvador and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, January 30, 2015
New York

The Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 30 January 2015. The Charge d’Affaires of El Salvador’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassador Thomson and Ms Ilisapeci Vakacegu at the formalization ceremony with Ambassador Hasbun and Minister Counsellor Torres of the El Salvador Permanent Mission

Handover Ceremony for Presidency of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
New York

A ceremonial meeting was held at the United Nations today to mark the handover of the Presidency of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board from Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson to Ambassador Fernando Carrera of Guatemala.

In his closing remarks, Ambassador Thomson said it had been a great privilege to lead the Board during the critical preparations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. He said he was confident that UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS were fit for purpose for the great development challenges looming ahead.

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