2018 - 2022
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global health crisis unlike any other — one that is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe. The UN in Sri Lanka is working with the Government and our partners to help to alleviate the health and socio-economic consequences of the pandemic
January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse settings across the world.
A UN team of oil spill and chemical experts, provided by the European Union (EU), is working with the Sri Lankan Government to assess the impact on the environment caused by the MV X-press Pearl disaster. The team from the UN, France and Italy is a collaboration between the humanitarian arm of the European Union (EU ECHO/ERCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Environment Unit.
To support the Government’s immediate response to the MV X-Press Pearl wreck off the coast of Sri Lanka, the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Japanese Embassy in the country, Mr. KITAMURA Toshihiro, together with the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, handed over important personal protective equipment (PPE) to Sri Lanka’s Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA), with the support of the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Government of Japan.
Food Systems Summit Dialogues offer a powerful opportunity for people everywhere to have a seat at the table at this milestone UN Summit. Dialogues bring together a diversity of stakeholders, including voices that are seldom heard, and provide an important opportunity for participants to debate, collaborate, and take action towards a better future. They give us the chance to connect, meet new partners, inspire and be inspired.