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Launch of the Fiji Police Academy Curricula

At the outset, I would like to congratulate all involved in the various consultations and workshops that have taken place over the past two weeks – including weekends! – your determination and work…  


Fiji National Poverty Forum

Alleviating poverty, hardship, and deprivation- and ensuring that the benefits of progress reach everybody in Fiji- could not be more important. And the challenges involved in realising that vision…  


Launch of the Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023

The Strategic Plan is a demonstration of Fiji’s and the Judicial Department’s commitment to the improvement of access to justice for all Fijians and particularly vulnerable or marginalized groups.  


United Nations Secretary General Address to the Fijian Parliament

Your strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and your symbiotic relationship with your surroundings, make you natural global leaders on climate and the environment.  


United Nations Secretary General Remarks at the Pacific Islands Forum Leader's Meeting

The United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum are close partners across the international agenda, as we support your peacebuilding efforts, your implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…  


Guidance Note Launch for Fiji Parliament to Mainstream Global Goals

I am delighted to see the progress made by the Fiji Parliament in engaging with SDGs. In 2017, you made history by being the first in the world to carry out a self-assessment exercise on the SDGs.  


Climate Action Pacific Partnership 2019 Statement: Pacific Talanoa on Progressing the Gender Action Plan

I am pleased to be here today to share some thoughts on the implementation of the Gender Action Plan. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate…  


Entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem and community building in the Pacific

In the next two days, the participants with the help of the co-facilitators, will be engaged in discussions on the workshop theme, “Scaling Frontier Innovations”, an initiative of DFAT and USP. They…  


Start to Finish Tracker Taveuni Outreach

We are thankful that through the REACH project, we were able to introduce the ‘Start to Finish’ service tracker to allow citizens to use a mobile application and web portal platform to collaborate…  


Pacific Women in Power Forum

I would like to begin by saying that the full participation of women in decision-making roles and political life is not only a guarantee of human rights but promotes economic stability and contributes…  

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