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New And Noteworthy...

2014 Budget Brief

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
New York

The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, Natural Development & Statistics, Public Service, People's Charter for Change & Progress, Information, i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry & Lands & Mineral Resources, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, presented the 2014 National Budget on 8 November 2013.

The theme for the Budget is "Building a Smarter Fiji".

G77 Chair Calls for Strengthening of ECOSOC

Monday, November 11, 2013
New York

Speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Ambassador Peter Thomson called for strengthening of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations in New York today.   He said the Group believes ECOSOC should play a pivotal role at the United Nations, especially in relation to the accelerated completion of the MDGs and the elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Fiji's Ambassador addressing the UN General Assembly today

Ceremonial Meeting of the Group of 77 & China Appoints 2014 Chair

Thursday, November 7, 2013
New York

A ceremonial meeting of the Group of 77 & China was held at Ambassadorial level at the United Nations today to elect the Plurinational State of Bolivia as the Group’s 2014 Chair. The meeting was presided over by Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson and heard addresses from the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Jan Eliasson, and the Chef de Cabinet of the President of the General Assembly’s Office, Dr Paulette Bethel.

(left to right): 2014 G77 Chair, Ambassador Soliz of Bolivia, welcomed to the podium by 2013 G77 Chair, Ambassador Thomson of Fiji, and UN Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson

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