G77 Chair Calls for Global Attention to Sustainable Urban Development

Monday, October 28, 2013
New York

Speaking at the United Nations today in Fiji's capacity as 2013 Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fijian Ambassador Peter Thomson said that sustainable urban development has become "one of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st Century".  He called for sustainable cities to be given all due attention in the formulation of the Post-2015 development agenda.

Fijian Chair Convenes G77 Ambassadors Meeting on Finance

Monday, October 28, 2013
New York

Ambassadors of the Group of 77 and China met today at the United Nations to deliberate on the role of finance in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  The meeting's Chair, Fijian Ambassador Peter Thomson, convened the meeting as one of the series of G77 Ambassadorial meetings aimed at best informing the Group in its preparations for the world's Post-2015 Development Agenda.  He said the theme of today's meeting was finance for development.

Dr Mansur Muhtar and Ambassador Thomson address the G77 Ambassadorial Meeting
Fiji's Ambassador Thomson introducing H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, to the Group of 77 Ambassadorial Meeting, 28 Oct, 2013

Pacific SIDS Ambassadors Work on Safeguarding Oceans

Thursday, October 24, 2013
New York

The New York-based Ambassadors of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) met today to discuss joint action on safeguarding the World's Oceans.  The action is being taken in relation to the United Nations formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the World's Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Pacfic SIDS Ambassadors in New York

Fiji Addresses United Nations on Effects of Globalisation

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
New York

Economic globalisation presents both opportunities and challenges for developing countries.  Speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chair of the 133-member Group of 77 and China, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Peter Thomson, addressed the UN's Second Committee in New York today on the subject of economic globalisation.

Fiji Calls for Urgent Attention on Problems of Least Developed Countries

Monday, October 21, 2013
New York

At the United Nations today, Fiji called for greater international attention to the acute problems of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).   Speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chair of the 133-member Group of 77 and China, Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Thomson, told the UN's Second Committee, "bold actions and strengthened partnership for development are urgently required."

Fiji Speaks on United Nations Activities for Development

Monday, October 14, 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 has called upon the United Nations system to deliver on its mandate of poverty eradication.  Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson told the UN’s Second Committee today, that an explicit mandate has been given to the UN system to “assign the highest priority to poverty eradication.”

Fiji Speaks at UN on Advancement of Women

Friday, October 11, 2013
New York

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, this morning delivered a Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China to the plenary of the Third Committee of the United Nations. Speaking to the Agenda item on the Advancement of Women, Ambassador Thomson informed the General Assembly that despite the progress and the achievements in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action there still remain severe problems affecting women, such as high incidences of poverty, extremism, violence and discrimination against women.

Ambassador Peter Thomson speaking on the Advancement of Women

Fiji Day in New York

Thursday, October 10, 2013
New York

To celebrate the 43rd year of Fiji’s independence, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson hosted a luncheon for seventy Ambassadors in New York, today.

Fiji Day Address, New York, 10/10/13 Clockwise: Permanent Representatives to the UN of China, Benin, Fiji, President of the General Assembly, United Kingdom, Iran and Ethiopia

Financing for Development

Monday, October 7, 2013
New York

Fiji has called for a strengthening of mechanisms for financing of the Post-2015 development agenda at the United Nations today. The call came on behalf of the 133 Member States of the Group of 77 and China, in Fiji’s capacity of Chair of the Group, at the General Assembly's 6th High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

Ambassador Thomson of Fiji delivers a statement at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

Fiji Minister of Defence Meets Swedish Minister for Migration and Assylum Policy

Friday, October 4, 2013
New York

The Fijian Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration, Mr. Joketani Cokanasiga met the Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy of Sweden, Mr. Tobias Billstrom today.

(left to right) Minister Cokanasiga of Fiji and Minister Billstrom of Sweden

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