Sri Lanka today signed the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances at a simple ceremony held at the Treaty Section of the United Nations. Acting Permanent Representative Mr. A.S. Khan signed this Convention on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, becoming the 95th country to sign this Convention.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York celebrated today, December 14, 2015, the 60th anniversary of the admission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations with an archival photographic exhibition, which was followed by a breakfast reception.
Commemorating the occasion of 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-hosted a panel discussion titled “Introducing tolerance on the internet - Changing attitudes and patterns of behavior” together with Permanent Missions of Poland, Ghana and Norway, today. The UN Department of Public information, UNESCO and African Union also took part in organizing this event.
The United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon on 23 November 2015, sent a personal and heartfelt message of condolence to President Maithripala Sirisena on the passing of the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka organized two briefings for a representative group of UN Ambassadors on the 8th and 9th of October to provide momentum for the CCIT negotiations during the forthcoming 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Sri Lanka deposited the instrument of acceptance to the Amendment to Article 20, para. 1 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), today (21 July 2015). Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Ambassador Sabrulla Khan handed over the instrument of acceptance to Mr.
A Conference to mark the first ever World Youth skills Day was held today (15 July 2015) at the UN headquarters in New York. The event was organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal. UNESCO, ILO, and Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth also supported the efforts of the two missions in convening this event.
Sri Lanka ratified the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts and deposited the Instrument of Ratification at a ceremony held this morning (07 July 2015) in the UN Treaty Section. Ambassador Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN and the UN Officiating Officer Mrs. Arancha Hinojal participated at this event.
Sri Lanka today deposited the instrument of ratification of UN Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children which is commonly called as the Trafficking Protocol of the Palermo Protocols, at a ceremony held in the UN Treaty Section, today. Ambassador Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka and Mr. Santiago Villalpando, Chief of the Treaty Section, participated at this event.