Foreign ministry reaffirms support to work with UNFPA

from Government of Fiji
Published on 08 Aug 2016 View Original

The Foreign Minister Hon. Rt Inoke Kubuabola has reaffirmed his Ministry's support to work closely with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following talks today with their Pacific office representative.

Minister Kubuabola met today with the new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific sub-regional office director and representative Mr Bruce Campbell.

In welcoming Mr Campbell to Fiji, the Minister said he looked forward to working with the UNFRA to fulfill its mandate in Fiji and the other Pacific countries to which it was affiliated. He also called on the UNFPA to strengthen its support with Fiji's Ministry of Health to address reproductive health and women’s empowerment issues.

In his remarks, the UNFPA Pacific director congratulated the Fijian Government on the appointment of Ambassador Peter Thomson as president of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr Campbell also congratulated Fiji on being the first country in the world to ratify the Paris Agreement in February this year. He also thanked Fiji for its continued commitment to peacekeeping duties in volatile parts of the world.

The two also discussed proposed areas of further co-operation including climate change support.