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His Excellency the President being congratulated by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other Ministers after UNGA Speech

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena is congratulated by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other Ministers moments after he delivered the National Address to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September 2016. This was the second time His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena addressed the United Nations in his capacity as President of Sri Lanka. 

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera chairs the Invest in Sustaining Peace - Pledging Conference for the Secretary-General's Peacebuilding Fund at the UN Headquarters

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sri Lanka co-hosted a Pledging Conference to Refinance the Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).held on 21st September 2016 at the UN Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the 71st sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.  Sri Lanka together with Kenya, Mexico, The Netherlands, Somalia, Sweden, Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom co- hosted the event.

Sri Lanka and Monaco establish Diplomatic Relations

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Sri Lanka and Monaco established formal diplomatic relations today (26/7). H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and his Monaco counterpart H.E. Mrs. Isabelle Picco signed the Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York.

Sri Lanka Mission hosts HLPF Side Event

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

 

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, together with the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) hosted a side event entitled Planning for an Inclusive Transformation; A dialogue towards building scenarios for visions and pathways on the sidelines of the 2016 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife addresses the 2016 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Monday, 18 July 2016

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. 

World Youth Skills Day celebrated in New York

Friday, 15 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.

Promoting 'Ceylon Tea' in New York

Thursday, 30 June 2016

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.

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-sponsors side event on Regional Collaboration on Political Rights for Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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 reiterates its commitment to combat Illegal Trafficking of Wildlife

Monday, 06 June 2016

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.