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EU Welcomes Fiji’s Ratification Of Convention

“The European Union will continue to assist Fiji in addressing these important common challenges”   The European Union Delegation for the Pacific has welcomed Fiji’s ratification of the Convention on
30 Mar 2017 11:00
EU Welcomes Fiji’s Ratification Of  Convention
Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of DG "International Cooperation and Development" of the EC

“The European Union will continue to assist Fiji in addressing these important common challenges”

 

The European Union Delegation for the Pacific has welcomed Fiji’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Parliament ratified the convention last week.

This means that Fiji will be required to promote, protect, and ensure the full support of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full privileges required under the law.

A statement from the EU Delegation for the Pacific said the ratification “is an important step for the promotion and protection of the human rights and interests of people with disabilities in Fiji”.

“It sends a strong signal to other countries that have yet to sign and/or to ratify this important (convention).

“The European Union will continue to assist Fiji in addressing these important common challenges and stands ready to work with the Government of Fiji in ratifying other UN human rights treaties.”

 

European Commission Director-General to visit Fiji

The European Commission director-general for International Co-operation and Development, Stefano Manservisi will be in Suva tomorrow to meet with Government ministers.

Mr Manservisi will be meeting with the Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu.

He will also be paying a courtesy call to the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.

In a statement, Mr Manservisi said he was delighted to visit Fiji to strengthen an already excellent partnership.

In recent years, the Union has concentrated its financial support to Fiji in the agriculture sector.

EU support has enabled farmers to be trained on drought mitigation, high value crop cultivation and the use of technology.

Over the coming years, the Union is expected to extend assistance to increasing access to justice, and ensure that more Fijian citizens receive legal assistance.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback: mere.satakala@fijisun.com.fj

 

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