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In Srilanka
September 26, 2018 8:20 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support ...
In Latest Stories
September 11, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s announced plans to resume the use of death penalty are disturbing, as are recurrent incidents of racist and inter-communal violence, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said yesterday (Monday). In her opening statement to the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) 39th s...
In Latest Stories
July 31, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Forest Green Rovers became the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club on Monday (July 30), after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season. FGR, who play in the English football’s fourth professional league, is the world&#...
In Srilanka
June 19, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has commended the positive steps taken by the good governance government to address alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka. The outgoing UN Human Rights Chief commended Sri Lanka and several other countries for ac...
In India
June 2, 2018 4:17 am gmt |
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UN human rights experts have condemned the “disproportionate and excessive use of lethal force” by the Tamil Nadu police against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, and have called for an independent investigation to ensure that those who had violated human rights were brought to justice. They h...
In World
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. ̵...