The United Nations will continue to work closely with Fiji and support the government in achieving sustainable development goals.
United Nations Resident Coordinator to Fiji Sanaka Samarasinha said this during his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Professor Biman Prasad, Speaker of Parliament Naiqama Lalabalavu and Attorney General Siromi Turaga yesterday.
Discussions also took place about Fiji’s upcoming Voluntary National Review, which will assess and present Fiji’s progress in achieving the 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs.
Professor Prasad expressed gratitude to the UN for its ongoing support to the people and government of Fiji, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He states that the government believes in dialogue, consultation, and inclusion, and that it will collaborate closely with UN agencies and partners to advance the SDG agenda.
They went on to discuss the support for women’s economic empowerment projects, sustainable tourism opportunities and innovation, and Fiji’s access to the SDG Fund, which resulted in the $21.5 million Coral Reef Fund Project.