We are already seeing a version of environmental armageddon - Bainimarama

We are already seeing a version of environmental armageddon - Bainimarama

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 27/09/2020
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama addresses the General Debate. [Image: UN Web TV]

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji stands ready to serve its community of nations in every way it can, by way of peacekeeping and way of international climate and oceans diplomacy.

In his virtual statement at the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations today, Bainimarama said Fijians still look to the UN as a beacon for hope, a force for peace and an anchor of stability.

He also called for global solidarity, commitment and urgency in rebuilding the global economy suffering from the twin devastations caused by climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bainimarama said climate change and the coronavirus may be very different beasts but the inequities they have exposed are all-too-familiar for Small Island Developing States.

The Prime Minister shared with the world leaders Fiji’s progress efforts in tackling two crises at once – the containment of COVID-19 and the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Harold which made landfall on our shores early this year.

He says Fiji's disaster authorities and health officials sprang into action, taking every step in-line with everything the experts could tell us about how to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus, and they saved lives from TC Harold’s devastation, even evacuating entire communities, all without allowing a single new case in relation to the storm.

Bainimarama says Fiji was proud to mark 150 days of zero community transmission as a result of this concerted national action.

Bainimarama says while Fiji has contained the coronavirus, we have not been spared from its economic devastation.

The Prime Minister says the recovery from this pandemic must mark a transition to a decarbonized, climate-resilient economic system.

He says together with its partners, Fiji has been working for the past several months to explore how the global community can recover faster, recover better, recover bluer, recover greener and recover together.



Westpac
FEATURE NEWS
Turaga says SG’s Chambers, Law Reform Comm and Ministry will work with FEO to undertake review of electoral process
Minister for Justice, Siromi Turaga stresses that the Office of the Solicitor General’s Chambers, the Fiji Law Reform Commission and the Ministry of...
8 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Top international entertainers MR.MR. and Piva to perform at Fiji Showcase
Top international entertainers, MR.MR. and Rogerio Piva are coming to Fiji Showcase 2024. Event Coordinator for Total Event Company, Mahjabeen ...
8 hours ago

78 homeowners’ applications approved for Fiji's Termite Control Subsidy Programme
78 applications have been assessed and confirmed that they meet the criteria for the Control Assistance Programme by Fiji's Termites ...
8 hours ago

SPBD opens 10th branch in Nausori
Going down to Suva to do payments, fill in forms and applications will be a thing of the past for members of the South Pacific Business Development ...
8 hours ago

Protecting our waters against trans-national organised crime is a challenge – PM
Fiji faces the challenge of protecting our waters against trans-national organised crime and through the combined efforts of our border agencies ...
12 hours ago

I was horrified to hear the PM say it’s only $8.1M - Fong
President of the Organizations for People Living with Disabilities, Elizabeth Fong says she was horrified to hear Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka say ...
12 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
RFNS Puamau submergence on Fulaga Reef
No timeline has been given on how long the salvage operations for the RFNS Puamau will take as the Fiji Navy has started the de-fuelling process in Fulaga in a bid to safely salvage the vessel from the reef.
6 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
10 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
12 days ago

TOP