The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN participated at the popular Le Salon du Chocolat (III) event organized by the Arab Ladies at the UN together with the Permanent Mission of Yemen. The event was held at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, with all proceeds from the sale of chocolates (through a system of coupons) being donated to support the children of Yemen. Last November, the UN Secretary General called the humanitarian situation in Yemen ‘desperate’.
Opening remarks by Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
At the side event on “Race to Zero Carbon” organized by the NGO for Sustainability, co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Rohan Perera was invited by the CITES Secretariat to make opening remarks at the celebration to mark World Wildlife Day at the United Nations Headquarters on 1st March 2019 under the theme “Life Below Water: for the People and Planet”.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan community of the tri-state area, hosted a celebration of the 71st Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence on 9th February 2019 at J.P. Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey. The event saw attendance from special guests Hon. Frank Pallone Jr. U.S. Representative of New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, founder of the Congressional caucus on Sri Lanka, Hon.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated Sri Lanka’s 71st Anniversary of Independence with a diplomatic reception held yesterday (February 4th) at the mission premises.
The Annual Academic Conference of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) will be held from 29-30 March 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The APQN is a non-governmental and non-profit network with 208 members from 40 countries and territories aiming to enhance the quality of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Eucation (INQAAHE) will be held on 25-28 March 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The INQAAHE is a worl-wide association of apporximately 300 organizations active in the area of quality assurance in higher education.
Sri Lanka participated last week at the Multi Stakeholder Dialogue and Capacity Building Partnership event organized by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) within the framework of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment including Socio-Economic Aspects (Regular Process).