News & Statements
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.
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 19 July for a three day visit.
This is the Under-Secretary-General’s second visit to Sri Lanka and is a follow up to his 2015 visit, to take stock of progress in the country and engage national stakeholders on the peacebuilding process.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Mr. Ben Emmerson, visited Sri Lanka from 10 July to 14 July 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 human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 14 July to gather first-hand information on initiatives in the area of counter-terrorism and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human rights.
Presently working as an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Ms. Wickramanayake will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as the Secretary-General’s next Envoy on Youth.