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04 / 24 / 2015

Sri Lanka and UN celebrate 60 year partnership

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on 24 October 1945, and the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka becoming a member-state of the UN on 14 December 1955.

04 / 15 / 2015

Observations by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

I would like to thank the Government of Sri Lanka for the invitation extended to undertake a visit to the country from 30 March to 3 April 2015. In the course of the visit, I was able to meet with high-level Government officials at central and provincial levels, members of the judiciary, civil society organizations, political parties, religious leaders, and victims.

03 / 23 / 2015

Launch of MDG Country Report 2014

Monday, 23 March 2015, Colombo. The Millennium Development Goals Country Report 2014 for Sri Lanka was launched at an event graced by Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva, this morning.

03 / 10 / 2015

International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day, marked globally on 8 March, is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

03 / 04 / 2015

Head of UN Political Affairs in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA (4 March 2015) – Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday 28 February for a four day visit.
During his visit,  Mr. Feltman met with senior officials of the Government, political parties, and civil society groups.

02 / 26 / 2015

Zeid requests “one time only” deferral of key report on Sri Lanka conflict

GENEVA (16 February 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday explained his recommendation to the Human Rights Council to delay the consideration of a long-awaited report into alleged human rights violations during the conflict in Sri Lanka for six months until September 2015.*

01 / 01 / 2015

Secretary-General commends success of SL Presidential Election

9 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the country’s presidential election, and welcomed the constitutional transfer of power.

12 / 10 / 2014

Secretary-General’s Message: Human Rights Day 2014

We regret to note that the title is erroneous as it is based on incorrect interpretation of institutional association between IOM and the UN.   We thank you for publishing the statement made by the Office of the Resident Coordinator.

11 / 10 / 2014

Upcoming: Second International Conference on Nutrition (19-20 Nov 2014)

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will take place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, from 19-21 November 2014. This will be the first global intergovernmental conference to address the world’s nutrition problems in the 21st century.