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Sweden, Fiji Discuss UN Oceans Meet

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Co-operation, Isabella Lovïn, met with Permanent Representative to the UN, ambassador Peter Thomson in New York. The two discussed preparations for the UN Ocean Conference
19 Mar 2016 10:11
Sweden, Fiji Discuss UN Oceans Meet
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Peter Thomson with Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation, Isabella Lovïn in New York.

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Co-operation, Isabella Lovïn, met with Permanent Representative to the UN, ambassador Peter Thomson in New York.

The two discussed preparations for the UN Ocean Conference to be held here from June 5 to 9 June next year.

Sweden and Fiji are mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to co-host the Conference.

The meeting heard briefings on measures underway at the United Nations to prepare a modalities resolution for the Conference.

This is along with organisational arrangements for the conference being made in co-operation with the UN Secretariat and affiliated agencies.

Under the UN Flash Appeal for Fiji, Sweden has granted US$590,000 (F$1.27million) to UNICEF’s work in Fiji to assist cyclone victims in the areas of water, sanitation and health.

Sweden is also seconding two experts to UNDP to strengthen humanitarian response in our post-cyclone rehabilitation efforts.

 



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