The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations actively participated at the annual UN International Bazaar held on 18th June 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters. The UN premises was a hive of activity as the New York community gathered to experience the cuisine and craft products of different cultures. The Mission hosted two popular stalls at the event, one offering traditional handicrafts, spices, tea, rice, jams, chutney and other merchandise, and the other offering traditional Sri Lankan short eats and cups of tea.
This year the event was organized by the United Nations African Mothers Association (UNAMA), United Nations Delegates’ Wives Club (UNDWC) and the United Nations Women’s Group (UNWG) and was this year held under the patronage of Ms. Catarina Vas Pinto Guterres, spouse of H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The proceeds of the event were donated to benefit displaced persons and women and children projects around the world.
Bazaar attendees visit the Sri Lanka handicraft and merchandise stall
Sri Lankan food stall offering short eats and cups of tea
The UN Bazaar attracted a large crowd from within and outside the United Nations