Fiji looks forward to further strengthening partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on issues of significance particularly, in the areas of environment, climate change and oceans, among other important priorities.
This was articulated at today’s courtesy call between the Assistant Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Honourable Sakiusa Tubuna and the United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Christophe Bahuet.
During the meeting, Hon. Tubuna acknowledged the UNDP’s ongoing assistance to Fiji over the years.
Discussions at the meeting also focused on further collaboration, especially in the environment space, technical and funding assistance, and also support towards grassroots people to help them with development projects.
He highlighted that the People’s Coalition Government will continue to work with organisations such as the UNDP on areas of common interests, and also looks forward to a more coordinated and responsive support from the UN.
Hon. Tubuna and Mr Bahuet also centred their discussions on the Small Grants Programme (SGP) under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as another avenue of providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods in Fiji.