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PM leads Fijian delegation to World Humanitarian Summit

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is leading a Fijian delegation to the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit, which opens later today in Istanbul in Turkey. A total of 175 representatives from their various countries including 53 heads of state and government will discuss a range of humanitarian challenges such as the mass displacement of refugees due […]

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May 23, 2016 1:01 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is leading a Fijian delegation to the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit, which opens later today in Istanbul in Turkey.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

A total of 175 representatives from their various countries including 53 heads of state and government will discuss a range of humanitarian challenges such as the mass displacement of refugees due to conflict and natural disasters.

According to a statement released by the Department of Information, PM Bainimarama will be calling on the global community to help countries such as Fiji  financially in order to cope with  climate change and brief other nations on the relief and rehabilitation effort in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Prime Minister will also be speaking about the need for international assistance to enable Fiji to give permanent refuge to the people of Kiribati and Tuvalu in the event that both nations are submerged by the rising seas caused by global warming.

In other sessions, the Prime Minister will speak about the Government’s program to improve the position of women and girls in Fiji and the steps being taken to integrate the private sector into decision making and improve the ability of the business community to deal with disaster.

Among the Fijian delegation are the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem and the Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Yogesh Karan.

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