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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.

09 / 27 / 2013

Update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the

09 / 16 / 2013

UNOPS wins Best Global Project Award for Sri Lanka

The Project Management specialist globally for the United Nations, UNOPS, has selected a project managed by UNOPS Sri Lanka, as the Project of the Year -2013.

08 / 31 / 2013

Opening remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

As is customary at the end of official missions such as this, I would like to make some observations concerning the human rights situation in the country.

08 / 19 / 2013

The UN in Sri Lanka marks World Humanitarian Day

Colombo, Sri Lanka (19 August 2013). World Humanitarian Day honours those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. In December 2008 the UN General Assembly declared 19 August as World Humanitarian Day to commemorate the day when 22 UN staff tragically lost their lives in Iraq in a massive bomb attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. During the past decade, over 800 aid workers worldwide have lost their lives in the line of duty.

08 / 07 / 2013

“My Sri Lanka, My Future”: Art Competition for Young People

The United Nations (UN) works together with Sri Lanka to help the country achieve its development objectives, so that we can all enjoy better living conditions.