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Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas formed at the United Nations

Thursday, April 9, 2015
New York

At the United Nations today, the foundation meeting of the Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas was held. The group is made up of UN Ambassadors dedicated to ensuring the well-being of oceans and seas.

The Permanent Representative of Fiji, Ambassador Peter Thomson, was appointed as one of the group's five Co-Chairs (one for each of the five regional groups of the United Nations). The other Co-Chairs are the Permanent Representatives of Senegal, Estonia, Grenada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

UN Ambassadors at the founding of the Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas

Statement by Ambassador Peter Thomson at the 16th Meeting of the Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
New York

Co-Chairs,

Let me firstly congratulate you for taking the helm of this Informal Consultative Process. You can be assured of the Fiji Delegation's full support throughout this meeting.

At the outset, Fiji aligns itself with the statements delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China, by Malidives on behalf of AOSIS and by the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of PSIDS. Allow me Co-Chairs to also thank the Secretary-General and those concerned, particularly DOALOS, for the comprehensive report that ties in well with this year's theme.

Co-Chairs,

Commander of Fiji Military Forces Completes UN Meetings

Friday, March 27, 2015
New York

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Brigadier General Tikoitoga, has completed a five-day visit to the United Nations in New York, during which he attended a series of UN Peacekeeping meetings. The Brigadier General concluded his visit by meeting this morning with the Under-Secretary-General of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous.

Brigadier General Tikoitoga and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York

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