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President of 74th Session of UN General Assembly Dr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande to make his first official visit to Fiji

President of 74th Session of UN General Assembly Dr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande to make his first official visit to Fiji

By Dhanjay Deo
Wednesday 04/03/2020
[Photo: UN]

The President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will make his first official visit to Fiji this week.

He will be in Fiji from tomorrow till Saturday.

According to a government statement, the strong relationship between the United Nations and Fiji will again be on display with the arrival of Muhammad-Bande.

The President of the General Assembly’s visit to Fiji complements the momentum created by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres historic visit to Fiji last year.

His visit will focus on key priorities on Climate Change, Oceans, Youth and Women empowerment and the United Nations role in supporting member states achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in this decade.

During his official visit to Fiji, Muhammad-Bande will pay a courtesy call to the President of Fiji, Jioji Konrote and meet with the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The visit is also an opportunity for Fiji to showcase its own contributions to the United Nations in recognition of Fiji’s 50th Independence celebrations. 2020 also marks the United Nations commemoration of its 75th anniversary.

On Friday, Muhammad-Bande will hold an open dialogue with the public at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre at the University of the South Pacific.

On Saturday, President Muhammad-Bande will travel to Vusama Village – a low-lying coastal village in the Tuva Catchment - where the United Nations Development Programme is implementing a ridge to reef approach to preserve ecosystem services, reduce carbon, improve climate resilience and sustain livelihoods in Fiji.

A visit to Vunato Settlement in Lautoka is also on the cards, where the President will join UN Habitat – the United Nations agency for human settlements – to learn more about the lived experiences of a community battling climate vulnerability.

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