New Permanent Representative of Fiji Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Luke Daunivalu, the new Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Daunivalu held the role of High Commissioner of Fiji to the Commonwealth of Australia since 2018. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Acting Head of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York, where he also served as Deputy Permanent Representative from 2010 to 2014.
Mr. Daunivalu was the Deputy Secretary for Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Fiji from 2014 to 2016, and was the Deputy Team Leader in New York under Fiji’s Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China in 2013. Before this, he held several positions in Fiji within the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, the Ministry of Education, the Fiji Police Force, and the Office of the Attorney General.
Mr. Daunivalu has a master’s degree in public international law from Leicester University in the United Kingdom (2005). He has a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University in Australia (1996). He also has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the same University. He was born on 26 April 1974 in Nausori, Fiji, and is married with three children.
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