Secretariat support for Fiji
Fiji held a workshop for young people on helping to address climate change using a Commonwealth training toolkit. Participants learned about climate negotiations, communications and campaigning.
The University of the South Pacific in Fiji is preparing to deliver the Commonwealth’s degree in youth work.
A Commonwealth Education Policy Framework (CEPF) workshop was held in October 2017 in Fiji. The country acted on resulting recommendations to improve education management and delivery.
The Secretariat helped Fiji’s campaign to become a member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. It joined in October 2018 and will now be part of the UN human rights review process.
The Commonwealth Secretariat supports Fiji to deliver climate action by building its capacity to access international climate finance through the Climate Finance Access Hub and supporting the development of robust climate policies.
In April 2018, the Secretariat partnered with New Zealand to help create a central securities depository (a specialist financial organisation to hold securities such as shares) in Fiji. It also helped fund the conversion of Fiji’s bonds to electronic format.
Violence against women
Fiji co-sponsored a Commonwealth seminar in March 2019 on a mechanism help prevent male violence and murders of women and girls.
The Secretariat helped Fiji encourage citizens who now live overseas to invest money in the country.
The Secretariat also gave Fiji advice on managing its public debt.
The Secretariat sent three advisers to Fiji from March 2014 to August 2018 to support its trade policy and negotiations of trade agreements.
Fiji champions the Ocean and Climate Change Action Group. This Group works with existing networks to improve ocean health through climate action.
Fiji is a member of the Supply Side Connectivity cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda. The Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform.
Fiji in the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Local Government Forum has its Pacific regional office in Suva.