News & Statements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.