UN Peacekeepers Medal Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
New York

A medal presentation ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters on 29 May 2013 to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeeping. The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, led the United Nations in commemorating those who lost their lives over the past year. “I am honoured to award the Dag Hammarskjold medal to the 103 peacekeepers who died while serving the United Nations in 2012” said the Secretary General.

UN Photo: Mr. Luke Daunivalu, Deputy Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN receives a medal on behalf of the late Lance Corporal Timoci Bola

Permanent Representative Visits Iraq and Kuwait

Monday, April 16, 2012
New York

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, has returned to New York from a week’s visit to Kuwait and Iraq.  He travelled to Kuwait as a guest of the Kuwait Government in a delegation of UN Ambassadors from developing countries.  In addition to meetings with the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN Ambassadors met with the boards of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, the Kuwait Diplomatic Institute, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

UNAMI Guard Post, Diwan Compound, Baghdad, Ambassador Thomson with officers and soldiers of 1Bn FIR

Statement to the UN Security Council on a Multidimensional Approach to Peacekeeping

Monday, January 21, 2013
New York

Allow me to thank you for convening this open debate on multidimensional peacekeeping. Given the emphasis on the evolving nature of peacekeeping missions in discussions in various UN bodies in recent years, the current discussion is most pertinent.


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