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08 / 30 / 2019

Statement on the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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.

08 / 26 / 2019

End of Mission Statement – United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

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.

08 / 13 / 2019

Sri Lanka: UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to Visit

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to 26 August 2019.

07 / 26 / 2019

End of Mission Statement – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

GENEVA / COLOMBO (26 July 2019) — The people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule.

07 / 18 / 2019

UNOPS and KOICA to increase Sri Lankan Agriculture Export Competitiveness

The United Nations Office for Project Services in Sri Lanka (UNOPS) and the Government of Republic of Korea through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Sri Lanka Office, which is Grant aid division of Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka, announced the development of Plant Quarantine services for Colombo international seaport and airport

07 / 16 / 2019

Sri Lanka: UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.

06 / 12 / 2019

Mr. Xuebing Sun assumes duties as the FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Mr. Xuebing Sun presented his credentials to Mr. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Sri Lanka, at the Ministry premises on Monday, 10th June.

06 / 03 / 2019

UNLOCKED – an innovative and inclusive platform to support policy development in Sri Lanka.

The United Nations in Sri Lanka together with Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, launched UNLOCKED; an innovative and inclusive platform to support policy development.

05 / 22 / 2019

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 —