News & Statements
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.
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 —
On the day of Vesak, commemorating the birth, life and attainment of ultimate Nirvana of Lord Buddha, I extend my heartfelt wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka. At this time in Sri Lanka’s history, it is important to remember the fundamental teachings of Buddhism that are also represented in the Sri Lankan flag by the four Bodhi leaves; Mettā, Karunā, Muditā, and, Upekkhā.
I extend best wishes to all celebrating Vesak, a sacred occasion to millions around the world. On the Day of Vesak, let us renew our commitment to building a world of peace and dignity for all.
The United Nations in Sri Lanka is concerned about emerging incidents of communal violence and tension in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist Attacks. The United Nations calls on the Government and the security forces to ensure that the situation does not escalate.
Joint Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Karen Smith, United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, on attacks against religious minorities in Sri Lanka
The Secretary-General is outraged by the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a sacred day for Christians around the world. He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship. He hopes the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice.
The United Nations in Sri Lanka strongly condemns the attacks against civilians carried out in places of worship and city hotels on Easter Sunday.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy near Douentza, Mopti region, this morning. Two peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed and six injured. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.