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Fiji Emphasizes Sustainability at International Seabed Authority

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Kingston, Jamaica

The Fiji Delegation to the 21st Session of the International Seabed Authority, in its national statement at the Authority's Assembly today, emphasized the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. It called for the Authority to play its part faithfully, doing all it can to ensure that humanity's call for "the future we want" is realized.

Statement at the Triennial Oceans and Seas Global Conferences Side Event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New York

Mr Chair,


Ladies and Gentlemen.

We have heard today from the Permanent Representatives of Senegal, Peru, Palau,  and Sweden and from Remi Parmentier of the Global Ocean Commission.  For many of you, what they have told you today is not news.  Those of you who have been immersed in these matters for a while, know the health of our oceans and seas is imperilled.

Fiji and Grenada Establish Diplomatic Relations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
New York

The Governments of Fiji and Grenada formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 23 June 2015. Grenada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Denis Antoine, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Ambassadors Antoine and Thomson after signing the communiqué at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN


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