Sri Lanka

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SRI LANKA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

12 April 2018 Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez, the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Pr...Read More

STATES HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF RAPID EFFORTS TO OPERATIONALIZE SUBSIDIARY BODIES IN THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT

20 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard from seven States and its President who highlighted the need for rapid efforts to operationalize the decision taken last week to set up five subsidiary bodies on agenda items...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT DECIDES TO ESTABLISH FIVE SUBSIDIARY BODIES ON AGENDA ITEMS TO ADVANCE THE SUBSTANTIVE WORK

16 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament today adopted a decision to establish five subsidiary bodies to discuss the agenda items with a view to progressively advance the substantive work of the Conference. The President of the Confer...Read More

World Leaders Join New Drive To Beat Noncommunicable Diseases

16 February 2018 | Geneva –WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelera...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT DISCUSSES PRESIDENT’S PROPOSAL TO ADVANCE SUBSTANTIVE WORK THROUGH SUBSIDIARY BODIES

8 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this afternoon discussed the proposal of the President of the Conference, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha of Sri Lanka, on how to advance substantive work in the Conference through the establishm...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT DISCUSSES 2018 NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW OF UNITED STATES

Also Addresses Update by Canada on the High-Level Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Expert Preparatory Group 6 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard a presentation of the United States’ 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, de...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS ON HOW TO REACH CONSENSUS ON ADOPTING A PROGRAMME OF WORK

1 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning continued its discussions on possible ways of moving ahead toward a consensus agreement on a programme of work. The President of the Conference, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha of Sr...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT EXAMINES WAYS FORWARD TO ADOPTING A PROGRAMME OF WORK

Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament urges Member States to Address Challenges of Rapid Development of Technology 30 January 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning discussed possible ways of moving ahead toward agreem...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2018 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY

18 January 2018 The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2018 session on Tuesday, 23 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The sessio...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD REVIEWS REPORT OF SRI LANKA

16 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined fifth to sixth periodic report of Sri Lanka under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Chandrani Senara...Read More

SRI LANKA MUST URGENTLY IMPLEMENT REFORMS TO END ARBITRARY DETENTION, UN RIGHTS EXPERTS SAY

15 December 2017 COLOMBO / GENEVA (Issued as received) – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention acro...Read More

Regional Seminar In Sri Lanka To Promote Regional Cooperation To Foster Freedom Of Expression And Ending Impunity

news_051217_sri_lanka.jpg © UNESCO 05 December 2017 Fostering safety of journalists and fighting impunity for crimes against journalists were the main topics of discussion during the seminar “Reinforcing regional cooperation to promote free...Read More

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