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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Fiji thanks ILO for apology

June 14, 2013: The Fijian Government thanks the Director of the International Labour Organisation Standards Department Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, for her apology, after accusations that the Fijian Government delegation was using a video camera to secretly record the ILO Standards Committee meeting were shown to be false.

 

During Fiji's hearing in Geneva, the spokesperson for workers accused the Fijian Government delegation of using a video camera to record the speeches being made by workers' representatives.

No such recording was done, and the video camera was voluntarily submitted to ILO staff to verify this.

 

After the completion of the hearing, the Fijian delegation met with the Dr Doumbia-Henry,  who upon viewing the video herself made a formal apology for the confusion.

"The Fijian Government appreciates the way in which the ILO handled this situation," said Fijian Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. 

 

"As far as Fiji is concerned, this is a non-issue."

 

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