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Fiji has acknowledged the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) but is not involved in the process for a political declaration on the matter.


Fiji endorsed the Ireland-led joint statement during the 74th United Nations General Assembly First Committee in 2019.[1] The statement recognised the devastating humanitarian effects of the use EWIPA and encouraged states to participate in international efforts to address the impacts of the use of EWIPA on civilians, including by working towards the creation of an international political declaration on this issue.[2]


[1]  INEW (2019). ‘Seventy-one States call for Action on Impact of Explosive Weapons in Joint Statement to UN General Assembly’.

[2] Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations (2019). ‘UNGA74 First Committee Joint Statement on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (EWIPA)’.

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