Fiji's Prime Minister, J.V. Bainimarama's address to 64th session of the UN General Assembly. (PDF copy of speech)
Fiji Village article.
An article originally appearing in DNews.com described the experiences of University of Idaho Graduate who is interning at Fiji's Permanent Mission to the United Nations based in New York.
"I was there all week basically as (the Fiji delegation's) eyes and ears," he said.
Despite ongoing political unrest in Fiji, Donahue said he had "no problems at all" interacting with his supervisors and co-workers in the mission.
He said people realized the importance of setting aside the country's problems for the sake of positively representing Fiji to the United Nations
The intern described a situation:
He did get to experience some political controversy when the ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, spoke to the U.N. General Assembly.
"I didn't know that he was going to be there," Donahue said, adding that there was suddenly security everywhere. "I was just stuck in the middle of it." Donahue said the internship was beneficial because he learned hands-on about the inner workings of the United Nations and the different ways countries approach each other.
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