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UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer was a Speaker at the AISEC YouthSpeak Forum “Transforming Youth, Transforming Sri Lanka” on September 11, 2019. The Resident Coordinator spoke to university undergraduates and recent graduates on making positive social change in the areas of climate action and responsible consumption and production.
There is no single model of democracy exemplified by a given country or region; rather, democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems.
Today we stand up for the rights of the victims of enforced disappearances and their relatives.
In 2010 the UN General Assembly declared that the date of 30 August would be observed as International Day of Enforced Disappearances.
Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka require urgent action by the authorities to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka, says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed.