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Mangala insists Geneva Ambassador was only following instructions

The SCRM was formed by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2016 for the overall coordination of reconciliation activities including implementation of resolution 30/1. Samaraweera said that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana, was also fully aware of the instructions which were conveyed by him to Ambassador Azeez as well.Minister Marapana had also asked Ambassador Azeez to coordinate matters with respect to the resolution with Tittawella, and had kept the Secretary to his Ministry Ravinatha Aryasinha informed. President Maithripala Sirisena had said last week that he and the Foreign Minister were not aware of the decision to sign the co-sponsorship document. (Colombo Gazette) Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva A.L.A. Azeez had only followed instructions issued from Colombo when he signed the co-sponsorship form of the Resolution on Sri Lanka.He said that the decision to request for a technical/procedural rollover this year was taken after consulting both the President and the Prime Minister in February 2019 ahead of the organisational meeting of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council on 16 February 2019. Samaraweera, a former Foreign Minister said that instructions pertaining to the co-sponsorship were merely conveyed to Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez by Mano Tittawella, Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) which comes under the Prime Minister’s Office. read more

Samoa becomes UN labour agencys 178th member

The small South Pacific country of Samoa has become the 178th Member State of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.The accession follows receipt at ILO headquarters in Geneva of a letter from Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi stating his nation’s formal acceptance of the obligations of the agency’s constitution.The ILO, founded in 1919, is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being. It became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946 and formulates international standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights.These include freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.It provides technical assistance primarily in the fields of vocational training and vocational rehabilitation, employment policy, labour administration, labour law and industrial relations, working conditions, management development, cooperatives, social security, labour statistics, and occupational safety and health. read more

11 people who immediately got what was coming to them

first_imgTHESE PEOPLE MESSED with karma, and karma messed with them right back.1. Ball isn’t going along with your messing2. I’m such a badass, this is gonna be so… GAH Source: Viralnova3. Push him off his bike? I push you off the bridge4. Beware of the dog, and the justice karma holds for them. They’re in cahoots 5. Overtaking? Take THIS6. HE’S, JUST, SO, ANGRY, umph7. Bye bye birdy, you messed with the wrong cat8. If you’re gonna rob, at least plan your exit in advance9. Bitter about getting the bottom bunk? Deal with it silently, or else10. Oh little boy, you have so much to learn about cats11. Take THAT milk bleughughbhghh ouchDriver’s attempt to skip traffic jam backfires mortifyingly>Badass tree fights back at man using it for target practice>last_img read more