Secretary-General Ban repeats call for the reinstatement of Fiji’s ‘legitimate authority’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the reinstatement of Fiji’s “legitimate authority,” following the announcement that the leader of last December’s coup d’état has become Prime Minister of the country.

Security Council calls for swift and peaceful restoration of Fijian Government

Deploring this week’s coup d’état in Fiji, the Security Council today called for the peaceful restoration of the South Pacific nation’s democratically elected government as early as possible.

Fiji must abide by global obligations on rights, fundamental freedoms: UN rights chief

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today called on Fiji to guarantee fundamental freedoms for its people, and also abide by international obligations covering civil, political and other rights, as she expressed concern following the recent coup.

Condemning coup in Fiji, Annan urges return to constitutional rule

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today deplored the coup d’état in Fiji, calling for the immediate reinstatement of the Pacific island nation’s legitimate authority.

Security Council urges Fiji’s military leadership to resolve any disputes peacefully

The Security Council today expressed concern at the possibility of a coup d’état against the Fijian Government, urging the country’s military leadership to exercise restraint and respect the rule of law.

Possibility of coup in Fiji sparks warning from UN Secretary-General

Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced alarm today at the possibility of a coup d’état against the Fijian Government, warning that the current political crisis could jeopardize the reputation of the Pacific island nation.

Fiji: UN envoy stresses need to highlight challenges faced by small island states

Meeting with top government officials in Fiji, a United Nations envoy has stressed the need to create a platform for small island states to participate in an up-coming global development meeting and underscored the need for using such an opportunity to focus on gaining concrete and feasible commitments.

Fiji Government appeals for assistance to rebuild after cyclone – UN

The Government of Fiji has appealed for international assistance to help tackle the destruction left in the wake of tropical Cyclone Ami, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Fiji elections 'credible' but more work needed to restore democracy: UN

The August/September elections in Fiji were credible, but more work needs to be done to restore constitutional democracy in the country, according to a just-released United Nations report.

Fiji elections reflect "the will of the people": UN observation mission

Having observed the counting process of Fiji's general elections from 3-7 September, the United Nations mission there concluded today that the voting results reflected the will of the Fijian people.