Fiji has outlined its leadership priorities ahead of its Presidency of COP 23 – the UN negotiations on climate change – on day one of a three-day meeting (30 Jan. – 1 Feb.) between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and a delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) led by its Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa.
Fiji and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen defence cooperation between the two countries through joint military capacity building across a wide-range of areas relating to defence and national security.
The Fijian Government has become the latest government to join a UN alliance of governments and organisations committed to accelerating the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.
Water conservation is a key factor in the overall endeavour of promoting sustainable development. This was highlighted by the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala as he opened the first-ever National Water Forum in Lami today.
The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Hon Faiyaz Koya on Friday 20 January, addressed high level dignitaries from 57 countries, during an event hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) outgoing Secretary General Taleb Rifai held in Madrid, Spain.
16 January, Geneva: Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan moderated at a preparatory briefing of the UN High Level Oceans Conference which will be co-hosted by Fiji in New York later this year.
13 January, Paris: Fiji’s Minister for Rural and Maritime Development, Agriculture and National Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu held talks this week with France’s Climate Change Team in Paris.
13 January, Paris: Fiji’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu attended a High Level Climate Change Champions Briefing and Planning Meeting in preparation for this year’s 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change.
Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama recently received the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Belgium, Hon. Didier Reynders.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today received a FJD224,000 cheque donation from Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zhang Ping in support of Fiji’s presidency at the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change.