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Thomson to head executive board

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 11, 2014

YESTERDAY marked the historic appointment of Fiji's permanent representative to the United Nations Peter Thomson's election as president of the executive board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for 2014.

This was confirmed yesterday in an Information Ministry statement which said Fiji was chosen to chair the international system.

"Fiji commenced its three-year term on the board in 2013 and was endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Group to be its candidate for the presidency of the board for the year 2014," the statement read.

"Fiji will carry this new responsibility with the same professionalism with which it handled the role of chair of the Group of 77 and China in 2013."

The information was provided to the ministry via Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.


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