Fiji Time: 10:15 AM on Tuesday 20 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Arms Trade Treaty awareness

Peni Mudunavonu
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A MEETING between members of the disciplined forces and stakeholders to raise awareness on the details of the Arms Trade Treaty was held last Wednesday.

Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration permanent secretary Osea Cawaru said the purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness on the details of the treaty.

"We are now at a time where weapons are used to settle differences and this is evident in the number of conflict theatres around the world," Mr Cawaru said.

He said in a media statement that violence had not only erupted from the Middle East, Africa, South America and the European block.

But he said: "It is including our very neighbours within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) subregion."

Mr Cawaru said the treaty acted as a barrier for those who wanted to acquire weapons through illegal means to violate the international human rights law and other international instruments of which Fiji was a member of.

He was adamant that Fiji could make a difference in our part of the world especially in the MSG and the larger Pacific where Fiji played a pivotal role in the security landscape of the region.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65010.6311
JPY 53.348150.3481
GBP 0.35320.3452
EUR 0.40320.3912
NZD 0.69270.6597
AUD 0.64710.6221
USD 0.49890.4819



Exchange Rate updated on 20th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Changing politics
  2. Parents fundraise for school dormitory
  3. Police probe assault
  4. Gaps in agriculture data
  5. Commonwealth Day celebrates diversity
  6. Formal request to be sent to ODPP
  7. Youths to become self-sufficient from scheme
  8. Village invests in children's educational needs
  9. Workshop to reduce vulnerability
  10. 'Projects need passion'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  3. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  4. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  5. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  7. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  9. Bathroom photos 'old' Friday (16 Mar)
  10. Police appeal to livestock owners Monday (19 Mar)