The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York conducted traditional Ifthar (Breaking Ramadan Fast) on Wednesday, June 14th with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankan Muslim expatriates living in the Tri-State area of the United States (New York, New Jersey & Connecticut). The programme was held at the Mission premises and included welcome address by Dr. A.
Sri Lanka were active participants at the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development held from 5-9 June 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. During the course of the Conference, Sri Lanka participated in the Partnership Dialogues and at a number of side events.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered an impassioned statement at the United Nations in New York today (05 June 2017) urging the world to act fast to combat climate change.
Flavor of the Month
Sri Lanka tea features prominently at the United Nations in New York
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN actively participated at the Le Salon du Café/Thé – an international tasting adventure, organized by the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) in collaboration with the Arab Ladies Club at the UN (ALUN).
The Day of Vesak was celebrated at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10th May 2017 in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution 54/115 recognizing the day of Vesak internationally as the most significant day for the Buddhists all over the world.