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Visit to Sri Lanka by United Nations USG for Political Affairs

Posted on: 07 / 09 / 2012

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, will depart New York this evening for a two-day visit to Sri Lanka on 16-17 June, as part of the UN’s continuing attention to post-war challenges facing the country.

The visit will focus on issues covered in the joint statement issued by the Secretary-General and President Mahinda Rajapaksa in May 2009, including political reconciliation, the return and resettlement of internally displaced people, and human rights.

Pascoe will meet President Rajapaksa, other senior Government officials, representatives of opposition and minority parties, including Tamil leaders, as well as civil society and media representatives. In addition, he will hold consultations with the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka.