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10 / 01 / 2018

UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative meets religious leaders and civil society representatives in Kandy

The United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Ms. Hanaa Singer, met with the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thera, Chief Prelate of the Sri Lanka Rāmañña Nikaya Most Venerable Napana Premasiri Thera and Anu Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Dr. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera,

09 / 11 / 2018

End of Mission Statement – UN Independent Expert on the Effects of Foreign Debt and Human Rights

The United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, delivered an end-of-mission statement at the conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka, on 11 September 2018. The Independent Expert will submit a comprehensive report about his visit to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2019.

09 / 07 / 2018

Ms. Hanaa Singer assumes duties as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka

Ms. Hanaa Singer, presented her credentials to His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, at his residence on Wednesday. Ms. Singer also called on Honourable Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs, earlier this week.

08 / 29 / 2018

UN expert on debt and human rights to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, will conduct an official visit to Sri Lanka from 3 to 11 September 2018, at the invitation of the Government.

02 / 23 / 2018

UN Mourns Passing of the Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka

It is with deep sadness that the United Nations in Sri Lanka announces the sudden passing away of its Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley.

01 / 04 / 2018

PYMUN: model UN takes off the ground in Puttalam

Year 2017 came to a great close for the energetic and committed youth of Puttalam as they wrapped up their proceedings of their first model United Nations (PYMUN – Puttalam Youth Model United Nations) on the 31st of December at Zahira College, Puttalam.

12 / 15 / 2017

Full Statement by UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at the conclusion of official visit

A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez, Leigh Toomey, visited Sri Lanka, from 4 to 15 December 2017 . The working Group shared preliminary observations at a press conference in Colombo.

10 / 24 / 2017

The UN and the Ministry of Education launch SDG Action Campaign on 72nd UN Day

In celebration of the 72nd UN Day, the United Nations in Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Education in partnership with Hatton National Bank and Roar media, have come together to launch the ‘SDG Action Campaign’ – a campaign to educate and encourage students from across the country to design and implement an SDG based project in their communities.

10 / 23 / 2017

Full Statement by Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, at the conclusion of his official visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Pablo de Greiff, visited Sri Lanka from 10 to 23 October 2017. The Rapporteur shared the preliminary findings at the conclusion of his mission to Sri Lanka at a press briefing in Colombo.