Fiji tops military deployment to UN
July 16, 2012 1:05 am
UN records show that Fiji has deployed more personnel to UN operations than Australia, Canada, New Zealand in recent time.
According to 36th-Parallel.com – co-founder Selwyn Manning – since 2006 – PM Voreqe Bainimarama has remained fully engaged with the UN – while increasing the number of troops and police it contributes.
UN records show that in the past year alone, Fiji’s military and police personnel deployment to UN operations increased by 29 percent.
Between April 2011 and May 2012, Fiji also contributed more peacekeepers to UN operations than Australia, Canada and New Zealand combined
Manning adds – data shows that Australian and New Zealand have not impeded the participation of Fijian troops in UN peace-keeping operations in spite of their public calls to that effect.