Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

UN Help Or Hinderance Over Fiji?

December 26, 2008

I am not sure how to react over the news that the UN has agreed to work with the Commonwealth to try to get an agreement on the timing of parliamentary elections in Fiji.  I am sure the UN is well intentioned, but Idon’t want Fiji to play divide and rule on this.  It is all to easy for Fiji to try and play bilateral relationships and the work of international organisations off against one another.  The international organisations need to be alert to this.  I think the UN can be most helpful on Fiji by sending all remaining Fijian military personel home from peace keeping operations and tell Fiji that there will be no more assignments until a full democracy is restored.