19th Session of the International Seabed Authority

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Kingston, Jamaica

The Fiji delegation to the 19th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), currently underway in Kingston, Jamaica, has advised the ISA of Fiji’s recently promulgated law pertaining to deep sea minerals in international waters.  Earlier this month, Fiji’s Cabinet approved the International Seabed Mineral Management Decree 2013. The Fiji decree is one of the first pieces of national law for the management and regulation of seabed mineral activities in international waters.

Fiji Delegation at the 19th Session of the International Seabed Authority

Fiji Signs Tobacco Protocol

Thursday, July 11, 2013
New York

Fiji became the 22nd signatory of the Protocol on the Elimination of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products at a signing ceremony at the United Nations today.  Acting on full powers authorized by the Government of the Republic of Fiji, the Protocol was signed by Ambassador Peter Thomson, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN.

UN Photo: Ambassdor Thomson Signs the Tobacco Protocol

Ambassador Thomson Meets with UNDOF Force Commander

Thursday, June 27, 2013
New York

Fiji's Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Thomson and First Secretary Khatri with Maj. General I. Singha, Force Commander and Head of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), following a bilateral meeting to discuss Fiji’s deployment to UNDOF. Fiji’s troops left for UNDOF on this day.

UN Peacekeepers Medal Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
New York

A medal presentation ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters on 29 May 2013 to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeeping. The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, led the United Nations in commemorating those who lost their lives over the past year. “I am honoured to award the Dag Hammarskjold medal to the 103 peacekeepers who died while serving the United Nations in 2012” said the Secretary General.

UN Photo: Mr. Luke Daunivalu, Deputy Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN receives a medal on behalf of the late Lance Corporal Timoci Bola

G77 Strengthening the South-South Cooperation

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
New York

Nations Business highlights Group of 77 meeting or G77 that was held at Natadola's Intercontinental Resort and Spa at the Coral Coast.

Sustainable Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Vienna, Austria

Fiji Ambassador Peter Thomson told the Vienna Energy Forum in the Austrian capital today that the world has a historic opportunity to secure a future of sustainable energy in the global Post-2015 Development Agenda currently being formulated at the United Nations. Speaking in the capacity of Fiji's 2013 Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China (G77), Ambassador Thomson said, "Investing in clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy systems is indispensable to an environmentally sustainable future."

Left to right: Ambassador Thomson, UAE Minister of Energy, Maldives Minister of Environment, Norway Minister of International Development, China Vice-Minister of Industry

G77 and China Meet Calls for Strengthening of South South Cooperation

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Natadola, Fiji

Ministry of Information, National Archives and Library Services of Fiji

Strengthening South-South cooperation between members of the G77 and China group was the key focus of discussion by the members of the G77 High-level Panel at this morning's meet.

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, briefed media outlets on the outcomes of the first session of the meeting.

President Evo Morales of Boliva

Fijian Envoy Briefs Media on G77 Meet in Fiji

Monday, May 6, 2013
Natadola, Fiji

Ministry of Information, National Archives and Library Services of Fiji

"Fiji not oly wants to carry the ball of the chairmanship of Group of 77 safely but wants to progress the ball down the field to show progress", says Fiji permanent representative to the United Nations His Excellency Peter Thomson.

Addressing local and international media on the eve of the G77's High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities of the South- "The Future Cooperation of South-South Cooperation" in Natadola, Nadi, Mr Thomson pointed out the significance of this meet.

Fiji permanent representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Peter Thomson and Mr Mourad Ahmia, the Executive Secretary of the Group of 77

Yauvoli Opens G77 Climate Talk

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bonn, Germany

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Amena Yauvoli, chaired and opened the first meeting for 2013 of the Group of 77 and China convened in the context of the climate change negotiations on Sunday, 29 April in Bonn, Germany.

The G77 preparatory meeting is traditionally held the day before scheduled UN climate change sessions to enable the 132-member grouping of developing countries to organize itself for the negotiations.

Fourth Brainstorming Session of Ambassadors of the Group of 77

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
New York

On 1 May 2013, the New York based G77 ambassadors met for the 4th time this year in a series of brainstorming meetings on the subject of sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

 (left to right) Ambassdor Thomson of Fiji and the Permanent Representative of South Africa
Ambassadors of the Group of 77 meet in the Economic and Social Council Chamber



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