The Fiji delegation at UN. Photos: MINFO.
Fiji’s roadmap to democracy, global climate change, sustainable development part of a full agenda.
UNITED NATIONS—January 15, 2013—Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed progress toward full democracy in Fiji and critical issues facing the developing world in a meeting at the United Nations today.
Prime Minister Bainimarama briefed the Secretary General on his government’s roadmap to return Fiji to full democracy, including the drafting of a new constitution and the plans for nationwide elections in 2014. In 2012, more than 500,000 Fijians registered to vote for upcoming elections in a concentrated electronic voter-registration drive.
The Prime Minister is at the United Nations for the ceremony of investiture of the Republic of Fiji as chair of the Group of 77 and China (G77), a UN bloc of 132 developing nations. The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General reviewed the current state of the G77 and the major agenda items for 2013, including climate change, sustainable development, and progress toward achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Prime Minister Bainimarama held a meeting with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, at which the President assured the Prime Minister of his full support for the work of the G77 at the United Nations in 2013.