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April 4, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Tuesday (April 3) condemned the killing of one peacekeeper and the wounding 11 in Central African Republic. Christian armed anti-balaka militants stormed a U.N. base in Tagbara, Central Africa Republic early on Monday (April 2), leading to an hours-long g...
In World
March 28, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations on Tuesday (March 27). The two discussed the war in Syria and the crisis in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya English. A Saudi-led coalition intervened in neighboring Yemen in 2015 against Iran-...
In Latest Stories
March 22, 2018 6:02 am gmt |
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  Sri Lanka has assured the United Nations and the international community that it will implement all transitional justice mechanisms in accordance with the country’s Constitution. Leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Human Rights Council’s 37th session in Geneva yesterday, Foreign Affairs Min...
In Latest Stories
March 22, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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Five South African peacekeepers are facing paternity tests for the children of four women and a girl who say they were sexually exploited by them in eastern Congo between 2014 and 2016, the United Nations said. Four of the incidents concerned sexually exploitative relations with adults and the fifth ...
In Srilanka
March 21, 2018 6:43 am gmt |
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The Human Rights Watch said yesterday that the government of Sri Lanka should announce the time-bound to plan to carry out the pledges which were given by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) SINCE 2015. HRW said that at an interim update before the Council this week on p...
In World
March 20, 2018 3:31 am gmt |
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein slammed the Security Council after Russia on Monday (March 19) blocked a meeting to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. “If the Security Council’s role in upholding the charter and human rights across the world i...
In Srilanka
March 19, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report under the 3rd cycle of the UPR will be adopted at the UNHR Council today. Though it’s been scheduled on 16th March, cancelled due to the protest of the protest of the UN officers. The permanent representative of the Sri Lankan delegation for UN Ravin...
In India
March 18, 2018 10:31 am gmt |
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Jammu and Kashmir has become a top agenda item in the policy statement of the UN high commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCR) in its Geneva Headquarters as it happened for the first time in the history of the commission. The UNHRC has included Kashmir in the list of other urgent international conflicts,...
In Srilanka
March 17, 2018 9:58 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report under the 3rd cycle of the UPR will be adopted at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Monday (19). The Universal Periodic Review is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN member stat...
In Britain
March 15, 2018 4:54 am gmt |
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday (March 14) the United States believes Russia is responsible for a chemical attack in Britain on a former Russia double agent and his daughter, and the U.N. Security Council should take action. “The United States believes that R...
In Latest Stories
March 15, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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Syria could see “tremendous battles” for two remaining rebel enclaves even once a government onslaught on the last insurgent pocket near Damascus is over, a senior United Nations (U.N.) adviser said on Wednesday (March 14). International attention has focused on the battle for besieged ea...
In Srilanka
March 7, 2018 4:54 am gmt |
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The government of US urged the Sri Lankan Government to swiftly conclude the emergency which was enforced yesterday by the government, due to the tense situation in Sri Lanka. ‘The government of Sri Lanka should act quickly against the perpetrators of sectarian violence’, the UN embassy in Sri Lanka ...
In Srilanka
March 7, 2018 4:05 am gmt |
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UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will visit Sri Lanka this week as planned while the country is in a state of emergency, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. Feltman will meet with a wide range of Sri Lankan leaders, including the president, the prime minister and other senior...
In Latest Stories
February 26, 2018 8:24 am gmt |
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Late UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley’s funeral service is planned to take place on Friday (March 2) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The remains will lie at the Jayaratne “Restpect” Parlour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 8, from 1.30 p.m. ̵...
In Latest Stories
February 13, 2018 5:45 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressiv...
In Latest Stories
February 3, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of ...
In Latest Stories
January 29, 2018 12:26 pm gmt |
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Human Rights watch said in report released today that, the Sri Lankan Government has failed to fulfill its pledge to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitatin...
In World
January 26, 2018 11:25 am gmt |
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The ninth round of the UN-led Syrian peace talks began in the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holding talks with delegations from the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition respectively. The special envoy first talked with the go...
In Srilanka
January 19, 2018 9:11 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. In the 643-page World Report, its 28th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in...