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Fiji Delegation's Statement at the UN's Commission on Population and Development

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New York

The Commission on Population and Development is underway at the United Nations this week, addressing a theme of “realizing the future we want: integrating population issues into sustainable development, including in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” This morning, the Commission heard a statement from the Fijian delegation highlighting population issues from Fiji and the Pacific Small Island Developing States.

Fiji Delegation's Statement at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New York

Madam President,

Firstly, allow me to congratulate Your Excellency and your Bureau on your election. The Fiji Delegation assures you of its full support and cooperation, and welcomes the special theme for this forty-eighth session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Madam President, Fiji aligns with the statement delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China.

Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas formed at the United Nations

Thursday, April 9, 2015
New York

At the United Nations today, the foundation meeting of the Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas was held. The group is made up of UN Ambassadors dedicated to ensuring the well-being of oceans and seas.

The Permanent Representative of Fiji, Ambassador Peter Thomson, was appointed as one of the group's five Co-Chairs (one for each of the five regional groups of the United Nations). The other Co-Chairs are the Permanent Representatives of Senegal, Estonia, Grenada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

UN Ambassadors at the founding of the Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas

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