Fiji Presides at First Regular Session 2014 of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board

Monday, January 27, 2014
New York

The First Regular Session in 2014 of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS got underway in New York today under the chairmanship of the Executive Board’s 2014 President, Ambassador Peter Thomson. UNDP Administrator, Miss Helen Clark, was present to address the Executive Board, along with the UNDP Assistant Administrators for Africa and for Asia-Pacific.

Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson, President of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS and UNDP Administrator, Miss Helen Clark, at the UN today

Lithuania and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, January 24, 2014
New York

The Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 24 January 2014. The Permanent Representative of the Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, and her Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Ambassadors Murmokaite and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

Bolivia and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Thursday, January 9, 2014
New York

The Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sasha Llorentty, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Fiji Elected to Preside Over UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board for 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014
New York

Fiji's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, announced today that Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations His Excellency Peter Thomson has today been elected as the President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the year 2014.

Ambassador Thomson takes his seat as 2014 President of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS
2013 President of Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, Ambassador Olhaye of Djibouti, congratulates incoming 2014 President, Ambassador Thomson of Fiji

Fiji's Minister of Foreign Affairs Passes the G77 Torch to the President of Bolivia

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
New York

At a ceremonial meeting at the United Nations in New York today, Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, handed over the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China to Bolivia’s Head of State, President Evo Morales Ayma.  Bolivia will now Chair the 133-member G77 for the duration of 2014, taking over from a Fiji leadership role that began in January 2013.

Fiji Speaks at Tribute for Nelson Mandela Held at the United Nations

Thursday, December 19, 2013
New York

The General Assembly of the United Nations met this morning in a special event to honour the life and memory of the late President Nelson Mandela.  Speakers included the President of the General Assembly, Mr John Ashe, the UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, the former Mayor of New York, Mr David Dinkins, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu by video from South Africa.  Fiji's Ambassador Peter Thomson led the speakers from the floor of the General Assembly, speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chairman of the 133-member Group of 77 and China.

Ambassador Peter Thomson addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations

Permanent Representative of Fiji Chairs Last 2013 Meeting of G77 Ambassadors in New York

Thursday, December 19, 2013
New York

Ambassadors of the Group of 77 and China gathered in New York today for their last formal meeting at the United Nations in 2013.  The meeting of the ambassadors of the 133  member states of the world’s developing countries was attended by the President of the General Assembly, Ambassador John Ashe, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

UN Photo
UN Photo

Fiji Ambassador Urges Acceleration of Efforts of United Nations Budgetary Committee in Concluding 2014-2015 Budget

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
New York

Speaking in Fiji's capacity as 2013 Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, addressed the United Nations 5th Committee today on the need for the budgetary committee to move responsibly towards the completion of its work in 2013. The 5th Committee has before it the task of approving the United Nations budget for the biennium 2014-2015.

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

G77 Chair Urges International Community's Support for Small Island Developing Countries

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New York

Speaking today in Fiji's capacity as 2013 Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Peter Thomson, urged international support to increase levels of support for Small Island Developing Countries (SIDs).

Fiji Chairs Meeting of Ambassadors Requested by UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New York

At the request of UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN Ambassadors of the 134 Member States of the Group of 77 and China met in New York yesterday.  The meeting was Chaired by Fiji's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Peter Thomson.

UNSG Ban Ki-moon at G77 Ambassadorial meeting

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