Yashepheh-Alofa Waqanivalu (11 years of age) made history as being the first child to represent Fiji at the Human Rights Council in the United Nations Office in Geneva. Yashepheh was an intern at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva for a day and demonstrated herself to be a true leader of tomorrow.

Waqanivalu expressed enthusiasm and interest in the importance of the work of the Mission, taking her internship opportunity to meet with Ambassador Khan and her team at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva.

During her internship she prepared a report of her observations and they were profound. As leaders of today, it is our responsibility to empower all children towards taking control of their future.

This year being the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the making of history through Yashepheh’s representation of Fiji at the Human Rights Council is only fitting at the time when Fiji is a Member of the Council and also at the helm as its Vice Presidency.

The Mission wishes Ms Waqanivalu well and congratulates her on her achievement.

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