Daily Archives: September 26, 2014

President Rajapaksa calls for the de-politicisation of the UN system

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Charging that human rights are being used as a tool to implement motivated agendas with no understanding or appreciation of the complexity of issues in the countries concerned, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made an appeal for the de-politicisation of the UN system.

President Rajapaksa made this call when he addressed the 69th United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday 24th September 2014. This is the seventh occasion that the President has addressed the General Assembly.

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Dangers posed by climate change must be addressed collectively – President Rajapaksa

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called on the international community to address the dangers posed by climate change collectively. Addressing over 100 other world leaders on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, while participating in the United Nations Summit on Climate Change, in New York, the President highlighted that principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities should guide the search for common solutions to issues related to climate change. Sri Lanka ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1993 and acceded to the Kyoto Protocol in 2002.

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