Uganda and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Monday, September 16, 2013
New York

The Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Uganda Mission to the United Nations in New York on 16th September, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Richard Nduhuura and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Nduhuura and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

Fiji and Guatemala Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, September 13, 2013
New York

The Republic of Guatemala and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 13th September, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations, Ambassador Gert Rosenthal and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassador Thomson of Fiji and Ambassador Rosenthal of Guatemala formalize diplomatic relations between their two countries

Fiji Delivers Statement to the UN Security Council

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
New York

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, addressed the Security Council today in the context of the Council's Open Debate on “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security”. The Security Council meeting was chaired by President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina.

Ambassador Thomson Addressing the UN Security Council

Costa Rica and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, August 2, 2013
New York

The Republic of Costa Rica and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 2nd August, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Ulibarri and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

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

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