PIDF to gain UN recognition
November 16, 2015 10:02 pm
The Pacific Islands Development Forum has been earmarked for United Nations accreditation in 2016.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, says this is part and parcel of Fiji’s strategy to have more of a voice in the international arena.
“PIDF is expected to be granted Observer Status with the UN general assembly in 2016., it has already received tacit recognition by the French government with an invitation to the Oceania Summit in Paris on the 26th of this month.”
Speaking in parliament yesterday, Kubuabola says the work of the PIDF does not duplicate that of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat.