Representatives from fifteen (15) Pacific islands have gathered in Nadi this week in the framework of the Pacific- European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste) to discuss how to reduce the production of, and improve the management of, hazardous wastes, solid wastes and waterways impacted by solid waste in the Pacific, including Fiji.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the European Union (EU), will be hosting the Pacific–European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste Plus) Inception Meeting in Nadi, Fiji from 27 to 29 May.
On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
The speech below was delivered by the Acting Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, Mr. Corrado Pampaloni on the occasion of the European Day Official Reception at the Fiji Museum on May 9th, 2019.
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to Fiji promotes the local projection of an image of the European Union that correctly reflects facts, policies, statements and decisions taken by the EU.