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Fiji’s Road Map since Independence

10/10/1970  Joined the Commonwealth
 13/10/1970  Became full member of the UN
 1972  Joined Colombo Plan Council
 1972  Founding member of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
 1973  Fiji Joined EU
 1975  Member of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States ( ACP)
 1978  Fiji started Peace Keeping duties ( UNFIL- Lebanon )
 1974  Fiji became member of International Labour Organization
 1975  Denarau Island began operation
 1975  Establishment of Ports Authority of Fiji
 1979  Fiji Government took full control of Nadi International Airport
 1979  Establishment of Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji
 1979  Fiji joined UNESCAP
 1979  Fiji hosted the VI South Pacific Games
 1982  Fiji starting serving at Multinational Force and Observers ( MFO –Sinai )
 1982  Commissioned of the Monasavu Hydro Dam
 1983  Joined UNESCO
 1992  Fiji joined SIDS
 1994  Fiji joins Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
 1997  Sevens Rugby World Cup Winner
2000 – 2005 Peacekeeping mission codenamed the International Force East Timor (INTERFET)
2003 Fiji hosted the X11 South Pacific Games
2004 United Nations Assistance Mission Iraq (UNAMI)
2005 Sevens Rugby World Cup Winner
2006 Vijay Singh


• World Golf Hall of Fame.

• Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking during the 2000’s decade.

2013 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Syria
2013 Founding Member of the Pacific Island Development Forum ( PIDF)
2013 Presidency of the UN Group of 77
2015 One of the founding member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)
2016 First Olympics Gold medal winner in Rugby Sevens
2016 President of the Seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, becoming the first Pacific Islander to hold the post.
2017 President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference- COP 23
2017 Co-hosted responsibilities of the United Nations Ocean Conference.
2018 Fiji became the first Pacific Island country to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
2019 Founding Member of Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)


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