New Solomons’ diplomat to UN aims for more Pacific say in ocean resources

by Radio New Zealand | 18 November 2019 | News

Republished from Radio New Zealand, 15 November 2019

Solomon Islands’ incoming representative to the United Nations will take to New York many of the causes he fought for when he headed the Parties to the Nauru Agreement.

Transform Aqorau was chief executive of the PNA for many years, and turned that body into a force that saw Pacific island nations start to earn substantial amounts of money from their tuna fishing resources.

He is now to become Solomon Islands’ permanent representative at the UN, and told Don Wiseman that it’s not his first diplomatic role, having worked for Foreign Affairs many years ago.

(Note: You can listen to a 6-minute interview with Mr Aqorau by clicking on the Radio New Zealand link above.)