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PSIDS Call for Greater Regional Attention to Women's Empowerment

Thursday, March 13, 2014
New York

At the United Nations today, the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS) called for greater attention to women’s empowerment in their region.  The PSIDS statement was delivered to the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) by Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson.

Fiji's Ambassador-at-Large, Major General Ioane Naivalurua Visits New York

Friday, February 28, 2014
New York

Fiji’s Ambassador-at-Large, Major General Ioane Naivalurua has completed a week’s visit to New York focussed on UN peacekeeping activities.  He led the Fiji delegation to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations that began its 2014 session in New York this week.

Left to right: Ambassador Cabactulan of Philippines, Ambassador Thomson and Ambassador Naivalurua at the Philippines Mission to the UN
Left to right:  Lt Gen Ahmed, Ambassador Thomson, USG Ladsous, Maj Gen Naivalurua at DPKO meeting

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations Begins 2014 Session

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New York

The annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations commenced in New York this morning.  The Permanent Representative of Nigeria, Ambassador Joy Ogwu, was re-elected as Chair of the Special Committee.

Ambassador Thomson delivering the Fiji Statement today

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