As floods continue in Fiji, UN stresses need to boost preventive measures

The United Nations disaster risk reduction agency stressed today the need to boost preventive measures in Fiji, as heavy rains are predicted to occur more frequently in the archipelago nation, which has been ravaged by severe floods over the past week.

UN human rights chief welcomes lifting of state of emergency in Fiji

The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the lifting of a state of emergency in Fiji, more than two years after it was imposed, calling it a “step in the right direction” for the Pacific island nation.

Security Council, UN rights experts urge restoration of constitutional law in Fiji

The Security Council and two human rights experts today joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other United Nations figures in voicing deep concern over the abrogation of Fiji’s constitution, the sacking of its judiciary and the imposition of press restrictions.

Fiji: UNESCO chief voices concern over restrictions on press freedom

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced grave concern over the crackdown on the media in Fiji after the country’s leadership scrapped its Constitution and declared a state of emergency last week.

Fiji: top UN official calls for restoration of rule of law

In the wake of the nullification of Fiji’s constitution last week, the United Nations human rights chief today expressed deep concern over media censorship and the sacking of judges in the Pacific archipelago nation.

Joint UN, Commonwealth team dispatched to facilitate political talks in Fiji

A joint United Nations and Commonwealth team set off today for Fiji to help the interim Government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago agree on the terms and conditions for talks aimed at restoring democracy.

UN to help Fiji hold parliamentary elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has agreed to work with the Commonwealth to help Fiji's interim Government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago hammer out the terms and date of parliamentary elections needed to restore democracy there.

Top UN human rights official ‘very concerned’ over state of emergency in Fiji

The United Nations top human rights official has voiced deep concern over the re-imposition of a state of emergency in Fiji.

UN mercenary experts call on Fiji to regulate private security activities

Concerned that many Fijians have been recruited as mercenaries, experts on the issue today urged the authorities of the Pacific country to ensure that private security companies operate in full accordance with international human rights standards, as they concluded a fact-finding mission for the United Nations.

Fiji: UN fact-finding mission on post-coup situation finishes work

The United Nations fact-finding mission dispatched to Fiji to assess the political and electoral situation in the Pacific island nation in the wake of the coup d’état last December wrapped up its work today.