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.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosted an event in commemoration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at the United Nations Headquarters today (April 6th 2018). April 6th was designated as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace pursuant to GA Resolution A/RES/67/296. The Mission of Sri Lanka co-sponsored the event along with UNESCO-Centre for Global Education, United Africa Football Club and African Cultural Promotions Inc.
In his capacity as Vice President of the 72nd Session of the UNGA, H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN chaired a commemorative meeting of the General Assembly to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, held on 26 March 2018 in the General Assembly Hall of UN headquarters in New York.