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01 / 22 / 2021

Remarks by RC Hanaa Singer-Hamdy on enhancing the capacity, skills and knowledge of prosecutors to counter terrorism and prevent radicalization in Sri Lanka

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Ms. Hanaa Singer-Hamdy spoke at the recently held initiative to Enhance the capacity, skills and knowledge of prosecutors to counter terrorism and prevent radicalization in Sri Lanka. The initiative is carried out under the overall objectives of an European Union (EU) funded project  “Support to Sri Lanka on Counter-Terrorism” by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to. The objective of the project is, institutional capacity building to effectively prevent/detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate terrorism cases in Sri Lanka, in line with the relevant international legal instruments and human rights norms, standards and good practices.

12 / 14 / 2020

Resident Coordinator’s remarks at an event to mark 65 years of Sri Lanka in the United Nations

UN reiterates  partnership with the people of Sri Lanka in their aspiration of building a future of prosperity, equality and justice – where everyone can live in dignity and no one is left behind.

12 / 12 / 2020

UN partnership to strengthen Sri Lanka’s environmental management and combat climate change

UN Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer, the run up to the Climate Ambition Summit, highlights the current climate crisis in the context of COVID-19 and the impact of climate change on Sri Lanka. She also notes the UN’s partnership with the Government to strengthen environmental management and the ambitious steps needed if we are to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

12 / 10 / 2020

Message on International Human Rights Day 2020

As we mark Human Rights Day today, we must commit not only to ending discrimination, reducing inequalities and encouraging participation from across society, but also protecting and respecting the dignity, identity and integrity of every individual.

12 / 09 / 2020

Message for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. As we mark these 16 days of activism, we raise our voices to call for a safe future for all women and girls in Sri Lanka and across the world.

12 / 07 / 2020

The UN in Sri Lanka and the Government of Australia partner to address gender-based violence through community empowerment in Mannar

AUD 1,000,000 programme announced to support systemic change that eliminates violence against women and girls.

12 / 03 / 2020

Message on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we celebrate persons with disabilities as a vital part of human diversity. We need to redouble our efforts, especially in the COVID-19 recovery phase, to ensure that persons with disabilities are prioritized and included in our path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda  – only then will we be able to deliver fairly on our promise to leave no one behind.

11 / 08 / 2020

Former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy’s passing

It is with deep sadness that the United Nations in Sri Lanka announces the passing away of Mr. Subinay Nandy, former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka.

11 / 02 / 2020

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief says in his official message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.