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Speeches
  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Opening of the Fiji Criminal Law Workshop Aug 2, 2017

    It is a pleasure to be here with you all this morning for the opening of the Criminal Law Workshop. This workshop is part of the Judicial Department’s annual upskilling programme, and I would like to start by acknowledging the Department’s commitment to continuous knowledge and skills enhancement.

  • UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Pacific Regional Policy and Programme, Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of the SDG Photo Exhibition Jul 11, 2017

    This is indeed the whole point of SDGs. It’s not a theoretical framework that belongs on book shelves. It touches all of us every day; it is something that is central to our work, our families and our communities, irrespective of where we are, on continents and islands, in developed and developing countries alike.

  • UN Resident Coordinator, Osnat Lubrani: Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Photo Exhibition Jul 11, 2017

    The global Sustainable Development Goals belong to all of us. These goals are community goals, national goals, and Pacific goals; they promise to leave no one behind and to reach the furthest behind first.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Opening of the Parliament CSO Budget Workshop Jul 10, 2017

    In any country, the national budget is a key policy document that provides a statement of country’s development priorities and that requires appropriate scrutiny and approval.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of the 2007 Fiji Law Reports Jun 26, 2017

    Today’s focus is directed towards the Fiji Law Reports 2007 and a hearty “congratulations” is in order to all those involved in the production of the Reports. This is a good day for the justice sector actors as we document another year of authoritative knowledge and legal precedent.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu under GEF NAPA 2 Project Jun 1, 2017

    UNDP recognises the special case for sustainable development and resilience-building of Small Island Developing States in view of their unparalleled vulnerabilities, as outlined in international frameworks such as the SAMOA Pathway, UN Convention on Biodiversity, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and of course the 2030 Agenda. Speaking of oceans and marine resources, these countries are just as much ‘small island’ states, as they are ‘big ocean’ states.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fiji Parliament Website and Mobile App May 22, 2017

    Firstly, congratulations to you, Honorable Speaker, and to the entire Fiji Parliament on another landmark in opening up of Parliament’s work with the launch of the new Parliament Website and Mobile App. I have been privileged to witness some of these milestones. This year alone, the Parliament has launched its Handbook, the Gender Toolkit and the Parliamentary Educational Resources for Schools.

  • Osnat Lubrani: Pacific Parliamentary Seminar on Enhancing the Work of Committees Apr 10, 2017

    UNDP is supporting one in three parliaments around the world in their efforts to build inclusive and participative political institutions, to develop sustainable capacities in legislators and parliamentary staff, and to strengthen dialogue with civil society.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fijian Parliamentary Education Resources Mar 16, 2017

    On behalf of UNDP, I would like to congratulate the Honorable Speaker for her leadership in achieving another milestone, which avails another opportunity for the Fijian citizens and these young men and women sitting here today, to learn about Parliament – its role and how it works, to increase their awareness and hopefully their interest in the work of this supreme legislative and oversight body.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS Workshop Mar 13, 2017

    First, allow me to welcome you all to this 3 day Workshop and Meeting organised by the Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS or commonly known as the RESPAC project. For the benefit of those that were not with us during the inaugural board meeting in Nadi last year, the RESPAC project is funded under the Trust Fund for Development, a joint partnership by UNDP and the Government of the Russian Federation.

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