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Foreign Minister Gunawardena stresses enhanced global vaccine collaboration at the First International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation

Friday, 06 August 2021

Addressing the first International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation held virtually on 05 August 2021, Foreign Minister Gunawardena called for enhanced global efforts to forge closer cooperation between countries to enable the availability and affordability of COVID-19 vaccines to everyone in line with SDG 3 target to ensure access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

While highlighting GoSL’s success in vaccinating more than 90% of its population over the age of 30 with the first dose of vaccination, Minister Gunawardena underlined that there still remained significant inequalities in vaccination programs across the world, that need to be remedied  to successfully defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka’s Statement at the Thirty-second special session of the General Assembly 5 plenary meeting

Friday, 04 June 2021

Statement by H.E. Mohan Pieris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at the General Assembly, Thirty-second special session, 5th plenary meeting (2-4 June 2021). Special session of the General Assembly on challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation – General Assembly resolution 74/276 [A/RES/74/276] and decision 74/568 [74/568]