Fiji was awarded the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council President Certificate in a special ceremony at the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly. 
The ICAO Council President Certificate (Certificate) was established in 2015 to support the ICAO’s “No Country Left Behind” initiative. This Certificate is awarded to Member States based on results determined through the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) to recognise Member States that have made significant progress in resolving their safety oversight deficiencies and improving the effective implementation (EI) of their safety oversight systems in compliance with ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
The eligibility criteria used for this recognition certificate are based on the results of USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) activities and include:
(i) improvement in the EI of the critical elements (CEs) of a State’s aviation safety oversight system above 15 per cent;
(ii)        meeting the Global Aviation Safety Plan target of at least 75 per cent EI; and
(iii) the absence of a Significant Safety Concern.
In 2019, following the ICAO In-Country Validation Mission, Fiji improved its EI from 60.55% to 76.3% sitting above the Asia Pacific average of 64.6% and the Global average of 67.5%.
The 41st Session of the Assembly of the ICAO will run from the 27th  September to 07th October 2022.