Fiji Presents ECOSOC Reform Proposals At United Nations

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
New York

In its capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fiji today presented the Group’s position on ECOSOC reforms.  Speaking in the ECOSOC Chamber in New York this morning, Fiji’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Thomson, said that the relevance and effectiveness of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) has diminished over the years.  He called for a new transformational vision to be brought to ECOSOC to restore and enhance its relevance.

FIJI PRESENTS ECOSOC REFORM PROPOSALS AT UNITED NATIONS

Central African Republic and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
New York

The Central African Republic and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, 22nd January January 2013. The Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations, Ambassador Charles-Armel Doubane and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two developing nations.

Ambassadors Doubane and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

Prime Minister of Fiji Accepts the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New York

Prime Minister of Fiji Interviewed by South-South News on the Group of 77 and China

Monday, January 14, 2013
New York

Republics of Mozambique and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Thursday, December 6, 2012
New York

The Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Mozambique Mission to the United Nations in New York on Thursday, 6th December, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations, Ambassador Antonio Gumende and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two developing nations.

Ambassadors Gumende and Thomson signing the recognition communiqué

Republics of Panama and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, November 9, 2012
New York

The Republic of Panama and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Panamanian Mission to the United Nations in New York on 9th November, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Ambassador Pablo Antonio Thalassinos and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Ambassadors Thalassinos and Thomson at signing ceremony

Fiji Elected to Chair the Group of 77 & China

Sunday, October 28, 2012
New York

Fiji has been elected to Chair the Group of 77 and China for the duration of 2013.  The election took place by acclamation at today’s G77 Ministerial Meeting in New York, following the nomination of Fiji by the Asia-Pacific Group of the United Nations. With 132 Member States, the G77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations.

Handshake of the 2012 and 2013 Chairs of G77.  Left to right: Fiji Ambassador Peter Thomson, Fiji Foreign Minister Kubuabola, Algerian Foreign Minister Medelci, and Algerian Ambassador Benmehidi

Fiji Day Celebrated at the United Nations

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
New York

Fiji Day was celebrated at the United Nations today at a luncheon attended by the Ambassadors of one hundred countries.  In his address to the gathering, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, said Fiji was greatly honored by the presence of the representatives of so many countries on its national day.

(left to right) First Secretary Khatri, Ambassador Elisaia of Samoa and Ambassador Thomson
(left to right) First Secretary Khatri, Ambassador Araud of France and Ambassador Thomson
Ambassador Thomson addressing guests at the Fiji Day celebration

Fiji and Samoa Joint News Release

Saturday, September 29, 2012
New York

At a New York reception held today at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Papua New Guinea, Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) and other Pacific representatives, agreed that Samoa will host the Third

(left to right) Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade of Nauru, Prime Minister Malielegaoi of Samoa, Minister Kubuabola of Fiji and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Papua New Guinea

Fiji and Russian Foreign Ministers Meet in New York

Friday, September 28, 2012
New York

Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met today with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Lavrov.  The meeting took place in the context of the Russia-PSIDS (Pacific Small Island Developing States) Ministerial Meeting held at the United Nations.  

Foreign Ministers Kubuabola and Lavrov at the United Nations, New York

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