President Maithripala addressed the 72nd sessions of the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017. This was the third time President Sirisena addressed the General Assembly. The theme of the General Assembly for this session is, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosted a reception on 7th September 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters, to welcome the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake.
H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, delivered a speech today (7th September) at the High Level Forum on Culture of Peace, which was held in pursuant of General Assembly resolution 71/252/ of 23 December 2016. H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, chaired the meeting. Mrs.
It is with profound sorrow that this Mission learned the passing of Mr. Senarath Attanayake after a brief illness, in Colombo, yesterday, 28th August 2017.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-hosted the 20th Session of the ‘Summer Youth Assembly’ along with the Permanent Missions of Kenya and Portugal, in collaboration with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, was held from 10th-19th July 2017 at the UNHQ, New York. This year the HLPF was held in the form of a series of interactive panel discussions under the theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.” A number of side events were held on the sidelines of the HLPF. Hon.
World Health Organization’s 6th Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic was launched today (19/7) at a solemn event held at the One UN Millennium Hotel in New York. H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations had been invited to participate as a panelist at the high-level panel discussion that followed the launching of the report.