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Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 & China by H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson at the 51st Session of the Commission for Social Development

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
New York

Madam Chair,
Excellencies and Distinguished Delegates,

1. I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. At the outset, please allow me to extend our Group's warmest congratulations and welcome, to you as Chair of the 51st session of the Commission for Social Development and to the members of your Bureau. The Group of 77 assures you of its full support and cooperation this session.

Statement by H.E. Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, on the Ocassion of Fiji's Assumption of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New York

Honourable Outgoing Chair of the Group of 77,
Mr. President of the General Assembly,
Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Mr. Executive Secretary of the Group of 77,
Distinguished Delegates,

Statement on the Question of New Caledonia

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
New York

Mr. Chairman,

Distinguished delegates,

I have the honour to introduce the draft Resolution as contained in document A/AC.109/2012/L.12 of 19 June 2012, on the Question of New Caledonia, on behalf of the two co-sponsors, Papua New Guinea and my own country, Fiji.  

Statement on the Question of Tokelau

Friday, June 22, 2012
New York

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset, I would like to welcome to this committee the Ulu-o-Tokelau, Mr. Keli Hiane Kalolo, who is here with us today to put forward his government’s views on the self-determination of Tokelau.

Statement at the UN Security Council Debate on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325)

Thursday, November 29, 2012
New York

Thank you Mr. President,

Allow me to first thank you for convening this important debate, providing as it does an opportunity for all Members to contribute to the discussion on the global women, peace and security agenda.

Mr. President,

Statement at the First Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2013
New York

Thank you Mr. President,

Mr. President, as this is my first time to speak as a member of this Board, allow me to first and foremost pledge Fiji's complete support for the work of the Board. Allow me also to congratulate you, Mr. President, for assuming the Presidency of the Board, and also to congratulate members of your Bureau. We have full confidence in your leadership during what promises to be a very eventful year in the development community.

Mr. President,

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.

Statement By H.E Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Minister Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation Of The Republic Of Fiji

Friday, September 28, 2012
New York


Mr. President;

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Statement By H.E. Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative Of The Republic Of Fiji To The United Nations, Special Committee On Peacekeeping Operations

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New York

Madam Chair,

Allow me to begin with congratulations to you Madam Chair, for your leadership of this Committee, including through the guidance given in your opening statement yesterday. I would also like to thank the Under Secretaries-General for DPKO and for DFS for their statements providing detailed overviews of all progress in policies relating to UN peacekeeping operations. All three statements have provided much to consider for our Committee, and I trust that Committee will be able to progress these issues through its work.



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