Mar 21, 2018

UNHRC HC to deliver special statement on SL

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein is due to deliver a special statement on Sri Lanka today (21 March), at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as requested by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 34/1 of 23 March 2017, will accordingly present a written update to the Council today, on the implementation of Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015 and reconciliation and human rights-related concerns in Sri Lanka.

The delegation is expected to inform the council of the government’s efforts taken to safeguard human rights and foster national reconciliation in the country.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday adopted the final report of Sri Lanka’s review under the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review that took place in November 2017.
Of the 230 recommendations that Sri Lanka received during the constructive dialogue last November, Sri Lanka accepted 177 recommendations along with 12 voluntary pledges.
Ambassador Aryasinha reiterated Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the UPR process said Sri Lanka remains committed to constructive engagement with the UN systems and procedures as well as engagement with individual member states in promoting human rights locally and internationally.



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