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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.

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation addresses the High Level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace & Security

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The fifth executive president of Sri Lanka and Chairperson, Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, Chandrika Kumaratunga delivered the Sri Lanka statement on International Peace and Security at the UN headquarters in New York just moments ago. 

Sri Lanka signs the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Friday, 22 April 2016

Sri Lanka was among the 171 countries that signed the Paris Agreement today (22) at the High- Level Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  This high-level signature ceremony is the culmination of negotiations held amongst member states who agreed on the landmark climate deal during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) held in Paris in December, last year.