Fiji hosts UN diplomats to Independence Day luncheon
October 10, 2015 4:47 am
Fiji Day was celebrated in New York today at a luncheon attended by one hundred diplomats of the United Nations.
The diplomatic luncheon was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations.
Addressing invited guests, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, raised a toast to the well-being of the government and people of Fiji.
Thomson urged the representatives of the international community to be proud of what had been achieved at the United Nations in 2015, with the creation and recent adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
He says these goals would guide global development efforts over the next fifteen years and that the safeguarding of equitable and sustainable life on our planet depended on their success.
Thomson assured the diplomatic gathering that Fiji would play its full part in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
He says in the weeks ahead, particular attention will be paid by Fiji and like-minded countries to the mandating of the Triennial UN Conferences on Oceans & Seas.
Therefore, he emphasized, a high-level global platform would be in place to drive and promote the implementation of SDG14, the “Ocean Goal”.