The Hon. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, delivered two statements at the General Debate of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2016 and the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC, on 18th July 2016.
The World Youth Skills Day was celebrated for the second consecutive time on 15th July 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters. The event was organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth, ILO and UNESCO. Resolution A/C.3/69/L.13/Rev.1, promoted by Sri Lanka was adopted in November 2014, declaring 15 of July as a day dedicated to the development of youth skills.
A business networking session to promote “Ceylon Tea”, hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C and Sri Lanka Tea Board was held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York on 26th June, 2016. The promotional event was held in conjunction with the New York “Summer Fancy Food” Exhibition held at Jacob Joint Center from 26th – 29th June 2016. At the promotional event Minister of Plantation Industries, Hon.
On 15th June 2016, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations co-sponsored a side event organized by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), entitled ‘How Regional Collaboration can lead to more effective implementation of political rights of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Development Agenda’ during the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Sri Lanka participated today at a Special Event titled "Wildlife Crime and New York Launch of the World Wildlife Crime Report” organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) together with the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon.
Account Information for Disaster Relief Monetary Donations:
The Government of Sri Lanka has set up Bank Accounts to which monetary donations for Disaster Relief may be sent by well-wishers in foreign currency (USD) or local currency (SLRupees). Monetary Donations may be also made at the Sri Lanka Mission.
United States Permanent Representative Ambassador Samantha Power sought a meeting with former President Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga on 11 May 2016 at the Sri Lanka Mission in New York, to discuss matters of mutual interest. Mrs.