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Burundi and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Friday, March 20, 2015
New York

The Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Government of the Republic of Burundi formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 20 March 2015. Burundi’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Hermenegilde Niyonzima, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Niyonzima and Ambassador Thomson at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN, New York

Statement by Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
New York

Madam Chair,

Allow me to offer my congratulations and that of my delegation to you and your Bureau on your election. I can assure you of our delegations full support as we look forward to a fruitful two week of conferencing ahead.

Fiji aligns itself with the statements delivered by the distinguished representatives of South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, and by the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States.

Head of UN Women and Fijian Minister for Women Discuss Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
New York

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar met today in New York with the Executive Director for UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Headquarters. Their talks focused on worldwide efforts to combat the wide-spread problem of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Hon Minister Sofia Akbar and the Executive Director of UN Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka


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