UNSG rounds up Fiji mission, guard of honour orchestrated
May 19, 2019 4:09 pm
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres rounded up this tour of Fiji and Tuvalu yesterday.
Leaving yesterday for Vanautu where he will conclude his Pacific tour, the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was on hand to personally farewell the head of the UN.
Guterres was again accorded a guard of honour as part of the protocols of his farwell from Nausori International Airport.
While in Fiji earlier this week, the UNSG reiterated the UN’s support for the fight against climate change.
As a strong advocate, Guterres held several interactive deliberations with leaders from the region as well as government representatives, civil society organisations, women’s groups and the Fijian youth.
Following his visit to the region and experiencing first-hand the stories and impacts of climate change, Guterres has called for more urgent action from world leaders to address the issue of climate change.
This was Guterres’ first visit to the region.
In September, he will host a climate action summit that is expected to be a game changer in tackling the global crisis that is climate change.