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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.

11 / 08 / 2014

Zeid condemns persistent disinformation designed to discredit UN investigation on Sri Lanka

GENEVA (7 November 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday criticized the continuing attacks by the Sri Lankan Government on the integrity of the UN Human Rights Office’s ongoing investigation into alleged grave human rights violations and abuses in Sri Lanka, and condemned the intimidation of human rights defenders and individuals who may wish to cooperate with the investigation.

10 / 31 / 2014

Message by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka

We at the United Nations and Humanitarian Community are saddened by the human loss and missing persons caused as a result of the landslides in the Haldummulla division of Badulla district. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sri Lanka.

10 / 27 / 2014

UN Day 2014

In marking the 69th United Nations Day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed the United Nations’ commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. With less than 500 days until the 2015 end date for the Millennium Development Goals, he also noted in his message that the UN MDGs have inspired the most successful anti-poverty campaign ever.

09 / 18 / 2014

FAO Assistant Director-General visits Sri Lanka

Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General (ADG)/ Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific visited Sri Lanka from 8 – 10 July 2014.  Mr. Konuma, accompanied by Ms. Beth Crawford, FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, visited FAO programmes in the Kilinochchi District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

09 / 04 / 2014

“My Sri Lanka, My Future” Photography Competition

UN Staff and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in this competition. 

03 / 21 / 2014

World Water Day: Time to Focus on Water Quality is Now, Says UNICEF

COLOMBO, 21 March 2014 – Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right, the key issue now, according to UNICEF is how can efforts be strengthened to ensure safe water for all Sri Lankans.

02 / 07 / 2014

UN Sri Lanka clarification on the lead news article in the Daily Island on February 7 titled ‘UN agency arranged secret meet between US and ex-Tigers – GoSL

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.

10 / 25 / 2013

The United Nations in Sri Lanka Marks the 68th UN Day

Colombo, 24 October 2013: The United Nations (UN) in Sri Lanka marked the 68th UN day in the presence of Chief Guest, Honourable Senior Minister, D.E.W. Gunesekara, Guest of Honour, Honourable Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Mr Dulles Alahapperuma, other Honourable Ministers, Senior Government Officials, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, National and International Partners, the media and students.