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Ratu Inoke Delivers Vote Of Thanks

Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola earlier this week delivered the vote of thanks at the United Nations Development Programme’s two-day conference on Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Nadi. The
01 Jul 2016 07:29
Ratu Inoke Delivers Vote Of Thanks
Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola speaks at the United Nations Development Programme two-day conference on Sustainable Development Goals 16 in Nadi. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola earlier this week delivered the vote of thanks at the United Nations Development Programme’s two-day conference on Sustainable Development Goal 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 UN particularly from the Melanesian region. Members of Parliament, academia and the civil society also participated.

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

Ratu Inoke in addressing the conference thanked the UNDP and all the participants for the successful conference. He said he would like to see more such conference held in the region. He  expressed his thanks for the stimulating discussions and was glad to hear a variety of views and opinions on topical issues. Ratu Inoke gave particular thanks to the UN assistant secretary- general and regional director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific UNDP, Haoling Xu, as well as the UN resident co-ordinator and UNDP resident representative Osnat Lubrani for their presence and facilitation of the conference.

Source: DEPTFO News

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