Peter Thomson

United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations

1972-87, civil servant in the government of Fiji, working in the fields of rural development and foreign affairs. 1978, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Suva; postings included Japan, Australia and Fiji; in Fiji, served as Permanent Secretary of Information and Permanent Secretary to the Governor-General; 1987, resigned from the civil service; 2010, resumed diplomatic duties. Formerly: Fiji’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York; 2013, chaired the United Nations’ largest negotiating bloc, the Group of 77 and China; 2014, served as President of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme/UN Population Fund/UN Office for Programme Support; President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. October 2017, appointed UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.

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The Ocean

海洋保全で重要な貢献を果たすジェンダー平等

インドの海岸沿いに位置するオリッサ州。そこで農業を生活の糧としてきた女性たちは、災いから新たな機会を生み出してきました。サイクロンや海面上昇、水中の塩分濃度の上昇によって甚大な被害を受けた同州では、肥沃な土地が不毛の地と化し、女性たちは、収入源を失い、栄養不良から健康状態も悪化。社会から取り残されているという思いを強めるという苦しい状況に、長年立たされていました。

10 Jun 2019