Fijian Ambassadors Complete Visit to Golan

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
New York

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, and Ambassador-at-Large Major General Ioane Naivalurua completed a two-day visit to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Golan today. The visit included meetings with UNDOF officials and the Fiji contingent serving with UNDOF.

Camp Ziouani, Golan
Officers of the UNDOF Fiji Contingent

Fijian Ambassador Holds Series of Meetings in Baghdad

Monday, March 31, 2014
Baghdad, Iraq

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, and Ambassador-at-Large Major General Ioane Naivalurua today completed a three-day visit to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). While in Iraq they met with officials of the Government of Iraq, with UNAMI officials, and with the Fijian Guard Unit at UNAMI.

Major General Naivalurua, Major General Jamil and Ambassador Thomson at Ministry of Interior, Baghdad

Dominica and Fiji Formalise Diplomatic Relations

Friday, March 21, 2014
New York

The Commonwealth of Dominica and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations in a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the United Nations, Ambassador Vince Henderson, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Ambassador Thomson of Fiji and Ambassador Henderson of Dominica formalise diplomatic relations between the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Republic of Fiji

Nations Business Highlights Fiji's Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
New York

Fiji Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 17, 2014
New York

The Fiji statement at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was delivered in New York today.  The theme of this year’s session is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.  Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, delivered the national statement.

PSIDS Call for Greater Regional Attention to Women's Empowerment

Thursday, March 13, 2014
New York

At the United Nations today, the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS) called for greater attention to women’s empowerment in their region.  The PSIDS statement was delivered to the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) by Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson.

Fiji's Ambassador-at-Large, Major General Ioane Naivalurua Visits New York

Friday, February 28, 2014
New York

Fiji’s Ambassador-at-Large, Major General Ioane Naivalurua has completed a week’s visit to New York focussed on UN peacekeeping activities.  He led the Fiji delegation to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations that began its 2014 session in New York this week.

Left to right: Ambassador Cabactulan of Philippines, Ambassador Thomson and Ambassador Naivalurua at the Philippines Mission to the UN
Left to right:  Lt Gen Ahmed, Ambassador Thomson, USG Ladsous, Maj Gen Naivalurua at DPKO meeting

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations Begins 2014 Session

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New York

The annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations commenced in New York this morning.  The Permanent Representative of Nigeria, Ambassador Joy Ogwu, was re-elected as Chair of the Special Committee.

Ambassador Thomson delivering the Fiji Statement today

Kyrgyzstan and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, February 14, 2014
New York

The Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 14 February 2014. The Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations, Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Ambassadors Kydyrov and Thomson at today’s formalization ceremony

Fiji Chairs Joint Meeting of Executive Boards of UN System

Monday, February 3, 2014
New York

The 2014 joint meeting of the executive boards of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP met in New York today.  The annual joint meeting is convened to enable the major UN funds and programme to enhance coherence in their work.  The afternoon session of the joint meeting was chaired by Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson.

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