The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

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United Nations Sustainable
Development Framework
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2018 - 2022

Statement by the United Nations in Sri Lanka on the prevailing situation in the country

The United Nations in Sri Lanka is concerned about emerging incidents of communal violence and tension in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist Attacks. The United Nations calls on the Government and the security forces to ensure that the situation does not escalate.

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UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 24 May

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

— Two fallen Sri Lankan peacekeepers to be among those honoured —

 

Vesak Day Message from UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Hanaa Singer

On the day of Vesak, commemorating the birth, life and attainment of ultimate Nirvana of Lord Buddha, I extend my heartfelt wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka. At this time in Sri Lanka’s history, it is important to remember the fundamental teachings of Buddhism that are also represented in the Sri Lankan flag by the four Bodhi leaves; Mettā, Karunā, Muditā, and, Upekkhā.

The Secretary-General’s Message on the Day of Vesak

I extend best wishes to all celebrating Vesak, a sacred occasion to millions around the world. On the Day of Vesak, let us renew our commitment to building a world of peace and dignity for all.

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In September 2015, 193 World Leaders unanimously committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve extraordinary things by 2030. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all nations to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The United Nations in Sri Lanka is working closely with the Government and people of this country to ensure that these goals can be achieved.

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