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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

Prime Minister Bainimarama Continues Visit to the United Nations as Chair of the Group of 77 and China

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
New York

Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, continued with meetings at the UN today in his role as Chair of the Group of 77 and China. This morning he attended the Special High Level Meeting of ECOSOC on External Debt Sustainability and Development. The meeting is addressing lessons learned from debt crises and ongoing work on sovereign debt restructuring and debt resolution mechanisms.

UN Photo: Prime Minister Bainimarama meeting  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the ECOSOC High Level Meeting in New York, 22 April, 2013

Fiji Prime Minister Attends the Special High Level Meeting of the ECOSOC in New York

Monday, April 22, 2013
New York

In his capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, today attended the Special High Level Meeting of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Prime Minister Bainimarama delivers a statement on behalf of the Group of 77 & China at the High Level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council
left to right: President of ECOSOC, Ambassador Nestor Osorio, Ambassador Thomson of Fiji, and Prime Minister Bainimarama
left to right: Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee of Iran and Prime Minister Bainimarama

Saint Vincent and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Monday, April 15, 2013
New York

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines formalized diplomatic relations with the Republic of Fiji at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 15th April, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, Ambassador Camillo Gonsalves and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two island nations.

Ambassadors Gonsalves and Thomson at the formalization ceremony



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