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Ambassador Khan Tells How We Won Membership In UN Human Rights Council

Thursday, 18 October 2018

As a Pacific Island nation, we continue to punch above our weight in terms of playing a leadership role in the in­ternational arena.

From COP23 presidency, Presidency of the UN General Assembly, to chairing the G77, it is safe to say that we are a trailblazing na­tion. And once again this rings true after Fiji was offered a seat in the United Nations Hu­man Rights Council.

Fiji was elected to the United Nations Hu­man Rights Council last week at the UN Gen­eral Assembly. Fiji received 187 votes. The membership is for a period of three years beginning on January 1, 2019.

Fiji Elected In UN Human Rights Council

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Fiji has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council today at the UN General Assembly.  Fiji received 187 votes

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan said it was a historic day for Fiji.

“A historic day for Fiji today, but also an affirmation of the value of good team effort between Suva, Geneva and New York.”

She said it was a strong statement of confidence in Fiji.

The membership is for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.

FIJI’S ELECTION A CELEBRATIONS OF DEMOCRACY - PM BAINIMARAMA.

Friday, 28 September 2018

“Fiji will soon celebrate national elections for the second time since our return to democracy. I say celebrate with a purpose, because truly free elections are the very starting point for democracy and freedom.”

This was the message by the Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama while delivering his national address at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly hall in New York.

Prime Minister Bainimarama said he is proud of what Fiji has accomplished in the Fijian democracy.

PM BAINIMARAMA MEETS WITH UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama met with United Nations Secretary General His Excellency António Guterres along the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The meeting was held before the Prime Minister took the stage to deliver his national statement.

In the meeting the Secretary General, thanked the Prime Minister for championing climate change globally.

PM BAINIMARAMA PLEDGES FIJI'S EFFORTS TO CURB NCD.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Fiji has pledged to take a holistic approach to find solutions to ensure that all Fijians live a healthier, happier, and more prosperous future.

This was the message made by the Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking at the Third High Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases held at the United Nations headquarters.

FIJI HOLDS BILATERALS WITH VIETNAM AT 73RD UNGA

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama held bilateral meeting with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Hon. Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the United Nations headquarters.

In their meeting, Prime Minster Bainimarama reaffirmed Fiji’s commitment to further strengthen relations through this meeting and taking Fiji and Vietnam’s partnership to a new level as both countries explore new areas for co-operation.

FIJI AND MARSHALL ISLANDS RAISE AMBITION OF NDC BY 2020.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
From left-right; President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands H.E Hilda Heine with the Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama have joined hands to become the first countries to signal their unreserved intention to raise ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020.

Fiji and the Republic of Marshall Islands are the first two countries to signal their unreserved intention to raise the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) by 2020.

This announcement was made by the Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama at the One Planet Summit in New York.

Prime Minister Bainimarama said Fiji will be engaging all sectors of the economy to prepare a long-term decarbonisation strategy for net-zero emissions by 2050, which will inform the preparation of the new NDC.

PM BAINIMARAMA URGES LEADERS TO BAN THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama delivers his address at the High Level Plenary on Promotion for the International Day for Total elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

“The Pacific region has suffered the human and environmental consequences of more than 300 nuclear tests conducted since the end of the Second World War. These tests were conducted by powerful governments many thousands of kilometres away. They considered our corner of the globe to be a “safe” place to test nuclear weapons.”

PM BAINIMARAMA PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama with senior military officials during the wreath laying ceremony.

In a moving solemn occasion, Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama paid tribute to Fijian peacekeepers that have served in peacekeeping missions at a special wreath laying ceremony held at the North Lawn Memorial within the United Nations headquarters compound.

A minute of silence was observed as the Bugler performed the “Last Post” to remember those Fijian men and women that have sacrificed their lives during their service in peacekeeping missions.

PM BAINIMARAMA ADDRESSES LEADERS AT PEACEKEEPING SUMMIT 73RD UNGA.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama delivers his speech at the High Level meeting on Action for Peacekeeping held at the Trustee Council Chamber, United Nations General Assembly.

Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama reminded leaders of Fiji’s 40 years of commitment towards peacekeeping and the great service it has offered to all Fijian families.

He made the comments at the High Level meeting on Action for Peacekeeping held at the Trustee Council Chamber, United Nations General Assembly on 25th September, 2018.