2018/19 Budget: $1.2m rental cover for UN common premises in-country

THE Government has offered to cover the $1.2million in rental cost for the United Nations common premises in Fiji to house the 16 UN entities and 400 staff based here.

This was revealed by Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in the 2018/2019 National Budget announcement.

He said they offered to do this given Fiji’s recent leadership positions within the UN and the country’s longstanding commitment to the UN peacekeeping operations.

“It’s a sign of our commitment to our partners around the world and to the framework that bind us, given the tremendous work that Fiji has created by leading the UN on some of the great issues facing the planet, oceans preservation and climate change,” Mr Sayed- Khaiyum said.

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