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El Salvador and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, January 30, 2015
New York

The Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 30 January 2015. The Charge d’Affaires of El Salvador’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassador Thomson and Ms Ilisapeci Vakacegu at the formalization ceremony with Ambassador Hasbun and Minister Counsellor Torres of the El Salvador Permanent Mission

Handover Ceremony for Presidency of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
New York

A ceremonial meeting was held at the United Nations today to mark the handover of the Presidency of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board from Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson to Ambassador Fernando Carrera of Guatemala.

In his closing remarks, Ambassador Thomson said it had been a great privilege to lead the Board during the critical preparations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. He said he was confident that UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS were fit for purpose for the great development challenges looming ahead.

Fiji Action at United Nations for Enhanced Evaluation

Friday, December 19, 2014
New York

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a new resolution on ‘Capacity Building for the Evaluation of Development Activities at the Country Level’.The resolution invites the entities of the United Nations development system, with the collaboration of national and international stakeholders, to support efforts to further strengthen the capacity of nations for evaluation of development activities. The Fiji Permanent Mission to the United Nations led the passage of the resolution.


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