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Fiji Contributes to UN Security Council Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New York

At the United Nations Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security in New Yok today, the provision of freedom from unfair discrimination based on sex or gender that it is enshrined in Fiji's 2013 Constitution was extolled. Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, told the Security Council that Fiji was committed to increasing women's participation in decision-making and in political, social and economic processes at all levels.

The Fiji statement being delivered in the Council Security

The Gambia and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, October 24, 2014
New York

The Republic of The Gambia 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 24 October, 2014. The Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations, Ambassador MamadouTangaraand his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Thomson and Tangara at the formalization ceremony with diplomats from The Gambia and Fiji Permanent Missions

Fiji Speaks at Debate on General and Complete Disarmament

Monday, October 20, 2014
New York

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are committed to finding genuine and durable solutions so that nuclear weapons are never again used. Speaking on behalf of PSIDS at the United Nations General Assembly today, Fiji's Permanent Representative Ambassador Peter Thomson, called upon nuclear-weapon States to reduce and ultimately eliminate all types of nuclear weapons.

Ambassador Peter Thomson at the General Debate


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