Sri Lanka

In first visit to Sri Lanka since end of war, Ban flags role of human rights and sustainable development on path to stability

In his first visit to Sri Lanka since the end of its civil war seven years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the country’s steps towards peace and reconciliation, while also highlighting the importance of and need for more progress with human rights and sustainable development for that progress.

In Sri Lanka, UN chief highlights key role of young people in building peace and sustainable development

Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka.