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