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November 30, 2018 4:31 am gmt |
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The United Nations is “working hard to ensure the start of meaningful peace talks in Yemen” before the end of the year, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday (November 29). Speaking in Buenos Aires ahead of the start of the Group of 20 summit of industrialised nations, ...
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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&#...
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February 24, 2018 11:53 am gmt |
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The United Nations Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley has passed away suddenly at age 54, the UN office in Sri Lanka announced. Issuing a statement the UN office said Ms. McCauley, the first female resident representative in Sri Lanka, was on medical leave as she was undergoing treatme...
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February 24, 2018 11:48 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to continue to play a critical role in encouraging progress in accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. In his report on “Promoting reconciliation, accountabili...
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January 1, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered his New Year’s speech on Sunday (December 31). The UN chief said that despite his call for peace, 2017 has been a year where “in fundamental ways the world has gone in reverse.” He said that for 2018, he is going to issue a...
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September 26, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations on Monday (September 25) rejected the use of “atrocities, ethnic cleansing and genocide” to characterize the situation in Rakhine State. The United Nations has described a sweeping military response to those attacks as “ethnic cleansi...
In Srilanka
July 21, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), terming it as a ‘significant milestone’ for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones. “The United Nations stands ready to suppo...
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July 7, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 14 July to gather first-hand information on initiatives in the area of counter-terrorism and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human r...
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May 12, 2017 6:10 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the grand digital Vesak pandol in Colombo Bandaranayaka  Memorial International Conference Hall today (12th of May). UN’s 14th International Wesak Festival is being held in Sri Lanka this time and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as the C...
In World
April 21, 2017 9:37 am gmt |
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China on Thursday called for peace talks between Palestine and Israel to take place as soon as possible to benefit the people of both countries. Liu Jieyi, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, made the remarks at a monthly meeting of the Security Council about the Middle East...
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December 29, 2016 7:09 am gmt |
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= United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that when the Security Council members are united, they could become very strong to deliver what is necessary for those people who are in need, but there are also paralyzed cases. The outgoing UN chief said this during an exclusive interview wi...
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November 10, 2016 11:36 am gmt |
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United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 9), one day after the stunning defeat of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton who was heavily favored to win in the race for the White House. “I congratulate Mr. Donald Trump on his...
In Srilanka
November 2, 2016 5:53 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan police are engaging in Worst tortures and the sole reason for that is the Prevention of Terrorism Act said the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The above was stated in the report sent to United Nations Group. UN is to examine about the tortures recorded in Sri Lanka and the session is...
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October 19, 2016 10:11 am gmt |
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Representatives of the TNA met visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák-Ndiaye this morning (19th October 2016). TNA leader R.Sampanthan, MP M.A.Sumanthiran, and several others attended the discussion. They spoke about the amendments of the constitution, local governme...
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October 14, 2016 9:27 am gmt |
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The new elected head of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has given his first interview since taking on the role and said the conflict in Syria is breaking his heart and he will fight for peace. Vowing to do his best to end the suffering of the people of Syria, which he said “breaks my […]...
In India
September 27, 2016 8:38 am gmt |
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India took its campaign to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at the United Nations on Monday, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking the world community to hold countries that “nurture, peddle and export” terrorism to account. A unified global strategy can defeat terrorism, “and if any nat...
In Africa
September 21, 2016 7:47 am gmt |
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Nearly five million people in Somalia are suffering from a shortage of food due to poor rainfall, floods and displacement, the United Nations says. The number of people without enough food has increased by 300,000 since February it added. More than 300,000 children under the age of five are severely ...
In Srilanka
September 12, 2016 9:46 am gmt |
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The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will discuss disappearances in Sri Lanka this week when it begins meeting for its 33rd session. The report of the Working Group on Enforced of Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) on its mission to Sri Lanka will be discussed on Thursday during the session in Geneva....
In Colombo
August 31, 2016 5:49 am gmt |
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka today, at the invitation of the government amidst high security alert at UN Head Quarters in Colombo. He will meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other government member...