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“We welcome the progress made by the government of Sri Lanka and encourage it to fulfil its commitments to the High Commissioner, to consider in full the OHCHR report’s recommendations and to establish credible and consultative reconciliation and accountability mechanisms to help bring lasting peace and justice to Sri Lanka,” the UK delegation said.(Colombo Gazette) “The United States will engage with the government of Sri Lanka with the objective to develop a resolution that will gain the consensus support of this Council and will assist Sri Lanka in achieving meaningful and credible accountability as well as address the important findings of the OHCHR investigation report,” she told the UN Human Rights Council during its 30th session today. Meanwhile the delegation from the UK and Ireland said that it welcomes the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka and encouraged the Government to fulfill its commitments to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and to consider in full the recommendations of the report on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner. The United States says it will work with Sri Lanka to address the important findings of the investigation report on Sri Lanka by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs said that the US is also eagerly anticipating the release of the report on Sri Lanka. read more

In a message to a ministerial conference on African development, held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, Mr. Annan said that too many countries lapsed back into violence when efforts to consolidate peace were not sustained, adding that the new UN Peacebuilding Commission was an effort to remedy this problem.“In recent years, the international community has come to recognize that conflict resolution calls for a comprehensive approach in which parties emerging from conflict require assistance not only in negotiating peace agreements, but also in building and consolidating peace,” the Secretary-General said.“I urge all participants in this important conference to recognize the urgent need for the international community to do even more – from high-level political attention to contributions on the ground – to support post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction in Africa.”The high-level meeting, known as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), is organized jointly by the Japanese Government, the UN and other international agencies.This gathering is the latest in a series of meetings called under the auspices of TICAD, which was launched in 1993 with the aim of promoting high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and their partners and mobilizing support for Africa’s own development efforts. read more