Berenado Vunibobo CBE

Mr Vunibobo was born in Fiji in 1932. In 1951 he began what was to become a long and distinguished career with the Fijian Department of Agriculture. During periods of study leave, he continued his tertiary education overseas and gained a Diploma in Horticulture (Q.D.H.) from QAC, a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Queensland, and a Diploma of Tropical Agriculture (D. T.A.) from the Imperial College of Tropical Agric­ulture, University of Trinidad.

Berenado Vunibobo was posted to the Fijian Foreign Affairs Department in preparation for his appointment to New York as Fiji's Ambassador to the United Nations on 1st  June 1976.  On the 7th of August 1976, he was promoted to  Permanent  Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, Fiji's Ambassador to United States of America, and Fiji's High Commissioner to Canada which positions he held until  July, 1980.

During this period 1976-80, he also served as Vice President of the  General Assembly  U.N., Chairman of the United Nations Missions to Cayman Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and New Hebrides (Vanuatu), and President - United Nations Governing Council of United Nations Development Programme (U.N.D.P.).


Gatton Gold Medal


Bachelor of Agricultural Science