COMMISSIONER of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu will attend a medal parade ceremony of the UN Mission to Sudan where a senior Corrections officer is currently deployed.
According to a statement, the occasion provides an opportunity to celebrate the work of all staff seconded to the United Nations.
The Interior Minister of South Sudan will be the guest of honour and the Special Representative of the secretary general will award the advisers with their medals.
The Commissioners and Director Generals for all the contributing countries will meet the SRSG to facilitate ways of strengthening Corrections in UNMISS activities.
Long-serving Corrections officer ASP Kameli Vakalevulevuya is attached with the mission and his 12-month term is due at the end of October.
According to the statement, there has been as yet an unofficial request for Mr Vakalevulevuya's term to be extended for a further six months.
FCS Director Corporate Services Peniasi Kunatuba said the request by the UNMISS illustrated the capabilities of Correction officers.
"This is in fact the first time for one of our officers to be deployed to UNMISS," he said.
"We are honoured to have our efforts and contribution recognised by such a prominent mission."
Lt-Col Vasu will use the opportunity to consult with the SRSG on the future participation of members of the Fiji Corrections Service with the mission.
He will also talk on the possible increase in the numbers of our participants to the mission.