FIJI WANTS VULNERABILITY INDEX USED FOR DETERMINING AID PROGRAMS

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (April 28, 1999 – PACNEWS)---Fiji has called on multilateral financial institutions, international, regional and bilateral organizations to improve their policies and the effectiveness of their assistance by taking into account the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their work programs.

The call was made by Fiji’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the 7th Session of the Commission of Sustainable Development on the Barbados Program of Action on SIDS currently underway in New York.

Rabuka recalled the importance of determining the vulnerability index of SIDS when considering the Barbados Program of Action and noted the substantial amount of work done by the Commonwealth Secretariat in this matter.

"We therefore urge the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and others, to coordinate their efforts so that their findings can be operationally applied to the graduation policy of the UN, as well as the graduation guidelines of multilateral financial institutions," he said.

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