PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today received the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, Dr. Flavia Schlegel, and provided an update on Fiji’s preparatory effort for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23).
At the meeting, the Prime Minister sought cooperation with UNESCO on raising public awareness on mitigating and adapting to climate change and promoting healthy eco-systems.
Dr. Schlegel commended the Prime Minister for his leadership on climate change and for Fiji’s preparatory efforts in the lead-up to COP 23, and offered UNESCO’s full support towards the Fijian Presidency.
The Assistant Director-General is on a visit to UNESCO member states in the Pacific region, including Samoa, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Fiji. She will also visit the National Trust of Fiji and meet Government officials to discuss climate change, disaster risk management, UNESCO bio reserves and fresh water management.