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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.

10 / 09 / 2017

UN expert on transitional justice to review progress in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 23 October 2017, to examine the progress made in redressing the legacies of massive past violations and abuses, including those that resulted from a conflict that spanned more than 25 years.

09 / 23 / 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena meets UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

09 / 21 / 2017

Peace Day Message by UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Una McCauley

In light of International Peace Day on Thursday, 21 September, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, published a message highlighting the need for communities to stand together against injustice in Sri Lanka.

08 / 12 / 2017

Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka’s best hope

In light of International Youth Day on Saturday, 12 August, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, published an article highlighting the need to encourage youth building peace in Sri Lanka.

08 / 03 / 2017

Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 – 2022

The Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations signed the 2018 – 2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri Lanka’s long term development priorities.

07 / 19 / 2017

Head of UN Political Affairs in Sri Lanka

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 19 July for a three day visit.

This is the Under-Secretary-General’s second visit to Sri Lanka and is a follow up to his 2015 visit, to take stock of progress in the country and engage national stakeholders on the peacebuilding process.

07 / 14 / 2017

Full Statement by Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, at the conclusion of his official visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Mr. Ben Emmerson, visited Sri Lanka from 10 July to 14 July 2017. The Rapporteur shared the preliminary findings at the conclusion of his mission to Sri Lanka at a press briefing in Colombo.

07 / 06 / 2017

Human rights and counter-terrorism: UN expert launches first mission to Sri Lanka

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 14 July to gather first-hand information on initiatives in the area of counter-terrorism and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human rights.