FIJI WINS A PLACE ON KEY UNESCO COMMUNICATION BODY

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (November 7, 2001 - PINA Nius Online)---Fiji has won a place on the council of UNESCO's International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC), a major breakthrough for the Pacific Islands.

It came during voting at the UNESCO general conference in Paris.

Fiji's representatives at the conference included Jim Bentley, chair of the communication committee of the Fiji National Commission for UNESCO.

Mr. Bentley is a former UNESCO Regional Communication Adviser for the Pacific States and then for Asia. He has also worked in the Communication division at UNESCO headquarters. His background, contacts and experience are understood to have played a key role in the Fiji success in the voting.

The last time the Pacific Islands tried to join the council a bid by the Solomon Islands was unsuccessful.

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