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Minister Kubuabola Delivers Vote Of Thanks At UNDP SDG16 Conference

Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola on Tuesday delivered the vote of thanks at the United Nations Development Programme two-day conference on Sustainable Development Goals 16 in Nadi. The
30 Jun 2016 09:00
Minister Kubuabola Delivers Vote Of Thanks At UNDP SDG16 Conference
Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola on Tuesday delivered the vote of thanks at the United Nations Development Programme two-day conference on Sustainable Development Goals 16 in Nadi.

The conference on achieving SDG16 in Melanesia was particularly focused on creating political and parliamentary stability to catalyse development.

The two-day conference saw the participation and attendance of Speakers of Parliament,

Ministers and Senior Officials of both government and the United Nations particularly from the Melanesian region. Members of Parliament, academia and the civil society also participated.

Among other issues, the conference explored and stimulated discussion on political reforms, exploring link between political stability and economic growth and how international partners could support political reform in Melanesia. Issues concerning electoral reform, traditional systems of governance and strengthening political parties were also discussed.

Mr Kubuabola in addressing the conference thanked the UNDP and all the participants for the successful conference. He added that he would like to see more such conference held in the region.

Mr Kubuabola expressed his thanks for the stimulating discussion and was glad to hear a variety of views and opinions on topical issues.

Mr Kubuabola gave particular thanks to the UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific UNDP  – Haoling Xu and well as the UN Resident Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Osnat Lubrani for their presence and facilitation of the conference.

 

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