Sri Lanka participated in the World Environment Day 2018, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in association with the global co-host for this year, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations on 5 June 2018.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York conducted traditional Ifthar (Breaking Ramadan Fast) on Friday, June 1st with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankan Muslim expatriates living in the Tri-State area. The programme was held at the Mission premises.
Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) speaking during the annual commemoration of Vesak at the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday (01 May 2018), noted that, although born a prince, Buddha rose above self-interest and went into the world to help overcome human suffering. “His teachings are based on the principle that compassion is central to enlightenment, and as such, his message of service to others is more relevant than ever,” the Secretary-General said.
Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, held at the United Nations Headquarters from 24 - 25th April 2018, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rohan Perera highlighted the initiatives undertaken by the Government of Sri Lanka on reconciliation and peacebuilding in the country. In the course of his Statement, Ambassador Perera emphasized the importance of prevention of conflicts, as reflected in the Secretary General’s Report on
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, in collaboration with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), held an exploratory meeting on the desirability and feasibility of an Advisory Centre on International Investment Law (ACIIL) today (24 April 2018) at the Mission premises.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year today (16 April 2018) at the Mission premises.
The World Health Organisation held a commemorative lunch event today (6 April 2018) at the UN, bringing together Member States and partners to celebrate WHO’s 70th birthday and to discuss actions and commitments that are needed at the political level to help shape health systems of the future so that no one is left behind.