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UN SG to visit Fiji on Prime Minister’s invitation

March 29, 2019 12:30 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with the United Nations Secretary-General in New York yesterday.

Both leaders discussed the need for greater urgency by the world’s leaders in tackling climate change issues.

The Prime Minister also told Secretary General Antonio Guterres that the Pacific region was leading the world on many fronts in both depth and pace of actions.

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He further discussed the need for robust discussions and serious actions in mitigating climate change in preparations for Climate Summit in September and also COP25.

The Prime Minister extended an invitation to the Secretary-General to visit Fiji and the region.

Secretary-General Guterres has accepted the invitation which is expected to generate momentum for the 2019 Climate Summit.

While details are yet to be worked out, the visit is likely to take place in May.

Meanwhile, Fiji’s Prime Minister will be speaking at the General Assembly today on the need for more pace and depth in actions being undertaken by countries to reach 1.5 degrees.

Secretary-General Guterres stated that he looks forward to visiting Fiji.

The visit will provide him with an opportunity to personally view the variety of approaches and programs that are being implemented by Fiji.

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