43rd Session of UNHRC commences today

43rd Session of UNHRC commences today

February 24, 2020   10:53 am

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The 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council commencing today (24) is set to conclude on the 20th of March.

During the session, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is scheduled to make an Oral Update on Sri Lanka on the 27th of February.

A delegation including Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena will leave the country tomorrow (25) to attend the UNHRC session representing Sri Lanka.

Minister Gunawardena is set to address the High-Level Segment of the Council on Wednesday 26 February.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry stated that, at the Council, Sri Lanka will formally inform its decision withdraw its co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1 of March 2019 on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, which also incorporates and builds on preceding Resolutions 30/1 of October 2015 and 34/1 of March 2017.

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