Home » Uncategorized » Fiji soldiers in it for the money? ……“It is completely unreasonable”, he said, “that the UN System expects troop contributing countries to subsidise the UN peacekeeping budget through an outdated and inadequate troop cost reimbursement rate which national pay scales have long since overtaken.”

Fiji soldiers in it for the money? ……“It is completely unreasonable”, he said, “that the UN System expects troop contributing countries to subsidise the UN peacekeeping budget through an outdated and inadequate troop cost reimbursement rate which national pay scales have long since overtaken.”

Fiji envoy reaffirms peackeeping commitment to global security

                                                                From MINFO/PACNEWS

NEW YORK, USA —- The annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations commenced in New York Monday.

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria, Ambassador Joy Ogwu, was re-elected as Chair of the Special Committee.

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, addressed the Special Committee, reaffirming Fiji’s firm commitment to continuing to serve the UN in peacekeeping operations.

He said that Fiji was justly proud it had been able to rise to the occasion and respond to the UN’s urgent call last year for peacekeeping reinforcements for UNDOF in the Golan Heights.

Noting the evolving conflicts requiring new and complex UN peacekeeping mandates around the world, Fiji’s Ambassador called for UN attention to be given to clear exit strategies as part of all peacekeeping mandates.

He also drew attention to the need for greater deliberation being given to the safety and security of UN peacekeepers with some mission mandates now being characterized as robust.

Ambassador Thomson highlighted the conclusion of the work of the Senior Advisory Group with particular reference to peacekeeping troop cost reimbursements.

“It is completely unreasonable”, he said, “that the UN System expects troop contributing countries to subsidise the UN peacekeeping budget through an outdated and inadequate troop cost reimbursement rate which national pay scales have long since overtaken.”

Ambassador Thomson called for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to be more proactive in developing triangular cooperation in order to provide developing country troop contributors with the “high end capabilities” necessary for rapid deployment.

He said such cooperative mechanisms would ensure that new peacekeeping missions could be started up in a timely manner.


 

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5 thoughts on “Fiji soldiers in it for the money? ……“It is completely unreasonable”, he said, “that the UN System expects troop contributing countries to subsidise the UN peacekeeping budget through an outdated and inadequate troop cost reimbursement rate which national pay scales have long since overtaken.”

  1. When democracy is restored Peter Thomson should be put on trial for his part in propping up the Fijian dictatorship.

  2. The UN pays Peacekeepers UN rates for duties it determines and these rates are well known to Fiji illegal PM and illegal AG.

    if the PM and AG disapprove OF the rate they should not volunteer Fiji’s participation.

    Fiji cannot and should not subsidise the UN payments to soldiers as Fiji is not rich and cannot afford to pay for peace in other countries which are rich in resources but mismanaged. We have our people mostly living below poverty levels. Pensioners on FNPF payment had been forced to accept much reduced pensions dictatorially…why should we subsidise peace keeping for Muslims in Middle East??….be OK for EyeArse but we do not care a rat’s behind over it.

    We cannot afford either the $1.2millions + salaries paid unaccountably to the illegal PM and illegal AG.

    MORE REASONS WE ARE NOT VOTING FOR BAINIMARAMA AND HIS PARTY.

  3. Bainimarama did not need any one to vote for him to become Prime Minister of Fiji. How did he manage that? He will be Prime Minister after the bogus elections.

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