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Fiji, UNESCAP Hold Talks

Prime Minster Voreqe Bainimarama updated the executive secretary for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Dr Shamshad Akhtar, on the economic impact of
18 May 2016 10:49
Fiji, UNESCAP Hold Talks
PM with UNESCAP Executive Secretary, Dr Shamshad Akhtar (1)

Prime Minster Voreqe Bainimarama updated the executive secretary for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Dr Shamshad Akhtar, on the economic impact of Cyclone Winston and on Fiji’s recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the cyclone.

He also called for greater collaboration with UNESCAP in the areas of disaster risk reduction, building economic resilience and obtaining detailed data and statistics to measure the progress of climate adaptation measures.

In their very warm and cordial discussions, the PM also reiterated the Fijian Government’s initiative on the establishment of a climate change centre in Fiji to provide practical training and capacity building for small and vulnerable states. He said Fiji looked forward to working together with UNESCAP towards the establishment of such a centre for which Fiji will provide resources.

Source: DEPTFO News

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