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Fiji Addresses High Level Political Forum

Thursday, July 3, 2014
New York

Speaking at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in New York today, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, urged the international community to hear the voices of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  He said that if they listened well, they would hear that what the island countries were articulating was for the good of the whole planet, not just that of SIDS.

Annual Meeting of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS

Monday, June 23, 2014
Geneva, Switzerland

The Annual Session of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS began in Geneva this morning under the presidency of Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson. The Executive Board provides oversight and guidance to the three UN agencies responsible for an annual expenditure of over US$7 billion.

United Nations Office for Project Services Visit

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, has today completed an official visit to the Copenhagen headquarters of UNOPS. Ambassador Thomson is the 2014 President of the Executive Board of UNOPS.

Ambassador Thomson's visit was the first by a serving Board President to the UNOPS headquarters. He told UNOPS staff that UNOPS is now regarded as a model UN organization, "One that pays for itself, operates at highest standards, deploys quickly, delivers on time, and makes a measurable difference on the ground."

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