The world’s largest and most prominent international organization, the United Nations (UN) has congratulated our Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka.
The United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), His Excellency António Guterres congratulated Prime Minister Rabuka on recent assumption of office as Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and wished him success in his leadership of the country.
He commended the recent election in Fiji which, is an important milestone in the country’s consolidation of democracy.
“The United Nations stands ready to support your national priorities, including economic recovery, addressing challenges related to climate change and the effective implementation of the Samoa Pathway, as well as the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent. Fiji has been a staunch supporter of multilateralism and climate advocacy, and the country’s meaningful contribution to United Nations peacekeeping is highly appreciated.
“I count on you to continue to advance the values and ideals enshrined in the United Nations Charter, including that of gender equality. In this connection, I welcome the efforts of your country to advance the political participation of women and encourage your leadership to accelerate progress, including by seeking gender parity in Cabinet and senior appointments,” said the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a congratulatory letter.
The UN Secretary-General looks forward to continuing the close collaboration with Prime Minister Rabuka and the Fiji Government on issues of interest to Fiji and to the wider Pacific region.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 and it consists of 193 Member States. Its work are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter and UN brings together the world’s nations, strengthening global solidarity through discussing common problems and finding shared solutions that benefit all of humanity.
Fiji’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations based in New York works closely with the UN in advancing universal goals on building a more sustainable and unified world, addressing issues such as climate change, building back better from the pandemic, promoting peace and security and human rights, amongst others.