Speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Ambassador Peter Thomson addressed the UN's Third Committee today on the need for enhanced global action on the eradication of racism and racial discrimination. He said the Group of 77 calls on the United Nations system and the international community to oppose religious intolerance and xenophobia and to enhance dialogue with the aim of promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Ambassador Thomson said that respect for diversity was crit
Speaking in Fiji’s capacity as 2013 Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fijian Ambassador Peter Thomson, today delivered the Group’s response to the proposed programme budget for the UN’s Capital Master Plan (CMP). The CMP’s budget for the biennium 2014-2015 was presented to the 5th Committee of the General Assembly by the UN Secretariat earlier this morning.