The Secretary-General acknowledges the initial steps the Government has taken to strengthen good governance in Sri Lanka
The official ushering in of the new 15-year cycle takes place over a 24-hour period, coming into effect in each region of the planet at the stroke of midnight Thursday.
The UN chief invites world leaders to the United Nations on April 22, 2016 (Earth Day) to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change that was reached in Paris.
“It will save lives, improve human well-being and promote more peaceful, stable societies,” Ban Ki-moon said on his return from Paris.
“I believe that an improved relationship between India and Pakistan could create a more conducive environment for both countries to stem the threat posed by terrorism,” Ban said.
The masterminds of the 26/11 attacks are yet to face justice with the case in a Pakistani court dragging on.
Ban described Sunday’s poll as a “significant achievement” in Myanmar’s transition away from military rule, although he noted that minority voters such as the Muslim Rohingya were denied the right to vote.
The visit comes amid unrest that erupted in Jerusalem a month ago over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims.
When asked about the civilian casualties on both sides and the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan being aware of the situation.
The UN chief called on world governments to ‘unite and act swiftly to put a stop to this terrorist activity.’
The UN chief calls on the parties to redouble efforts to resolve differences through dialogue while refraining from taking any measure that is not conducive to dialogue.
“I am surprised that rejecting discrimination, and reiterating the principles of equality and justice in the U.N. Charter, can still be contested by anyone,” Khalaf said.
UN Secretary-General discussing the emergency with Southeast Asian nations urged them to provide search and rescue operations and options for resettlement to the Rohingya migrants.
Ban Ki-moon’s cancelled trip comes as relations between the Koreas remain strained.
The govt decided to form special tribunals to try rioters under a tough anti-terrorism law amid continued unrest