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Fiji Elected to Preside Over UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board for 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014
New York

Fiji's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, announced today that Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations His Excellency Peter Thomson has today been elected as the President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the year 2014.

Ambassador Thomson takes his seat as 2014 President of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS
2013 President of Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, Ambassador Olhaye of Djibouti, congratulates incoming 2014 President, Ambassador Thomson of Fiji

Bolivia and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Thursday, January 9, 2014
New York

The Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sasha Llorentty, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Fiji's Minister of Foreign Affairs Passes the G77 Torch to the President of Bolivia

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
New York

At a ceremonial meeting at the United Nations in New York today, Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, handed over the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China to Bolivia’s Head of State, President Evo Morales Ayma.  Bolivia will now Chair the 133-member G77 for the duration of 2014, taking over from a Fiji leadership role that began in January 2013.


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