9 Feb 2009

United Nations and Commonwealth joint technical team in Fiji

6:32 am on 9 February 2009

The Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Fiji has confirmed that a UN and Commonwealth Joint Technical Team will be in the country from today until Saturday.

The move follows a decision by both organisations to accept a request for the United Nations and the Commonwealth to jointly mediate an inclusive, independent and time-bound political dialogue process.

The members of the Joint Technical Team will be Mari Yamashita and Alex Grzybowski of the United Nations and Juliet Solomon and Sabhita Raju of the Commonwealth.

While in Suva, Fiji, the Joint Technical Team will consult with a broad range of national stakeholders, as well as with regional and international actors.