UN Under-Secretary-General challenges Prime Minister

UN Under-Secretary-General challenges Prime Minister

Thu, December 16, 2021, 12:49 p.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

16 December, Colombo: The United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, met on Wednesday with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

During the meeting, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja reinforced Sri Lanka’s long-standing partnership with UNDP while renewing the organization’s commitment and commitment to building a digital, innovative, human-centered development pathway. and greener for Sri Lanka. In a post on Twitter, the Prime Minister said they also discussed a range of issues including the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, empowering young people and strengthening the private sector. Both delegations agreed to continue to work closely together.

ASG Wignaraja was accompanied by the UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Mr. Robert Juhkam and the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Malin Herwig. Also present at the meeting were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor GL Peiris, and the Prime Minister’s Secretary, Gamini Senarath.

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