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The Fijian Government has deferred its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the reason is to focus on Fiji’s Presidency of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change known as COP 23.
“The changing climate is placing challenges before all of us, which is why I will be dedicating a good part of the next year to leading the global effort to slow that change down and help people adapt to it. It is so important that I have decided that Fiji will defer our candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
“We are a small country, and this year our Ambassador in Geneva and our foreign-policy resources need to be focused on climate change and our presidency of COP 23. We simply cannot do them both and do them well. And right now, climate change is the wolf at our front door. But I can assure you that we will renew our candidacy following our presidency of COP 23.” said PM Bainimarama.
SOURCE: FIJI TV/PACNEWS
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