Fiji’s contribution to world peace maintains global respect

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Satyendra Prasad speaks at the United Nations Security Council meeting. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI GOVERNMENT

THE island nation of Fiji continues to receive global recognition and admiration with its years of contribution to global peacekeeping.

This time, and again from the United Nations Security Council, commending Fiji’s contribution of more than 40 years at the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Satyendra Prasad commended peacekeepers and said Fiji’s commitment to supporting UN mission to promote peace was at the core of their foreign policy.

“Fiji welcomes and supports the United Nations Secretary General’s Action for Peace (A4P) Initiative, to reform United Nations Peacekeeping. UN peacekeepers today face far more complex conflicts than ever before,” Mr Prasad was quoted saying in a Government statement issued today.

“These call for new training, better force protection, and for highly-specialised and newer skills.

“UNSG’s efforts to reform peace operations need to be fully and unequivocally supported by all member-States.”

Fiji was invited to the stage at the UN Security Council in New York to deliver a statement at the debate on United Nations Peacekeeping.

Fiji was invited to the UN Security Council in New York to deliver a statement at the debate on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.

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