Ban Ki-moon recalls commitment made to him on accountability – Spokesperson

Ban Ki-moon recalls commitment made to him on accountability – Spokesperson

Written by Staff Writer

02 Apr, 2014 | 7:25 pm

The UN Secretary General has called on the Sri Lankan Government to constructively engage and co-operate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to implement the resolution on Sri Lankan adopted in Geneva last week.

Ban Ki-moon’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, made this statement, addressing reporters at the UN in New York on Tuesday.

Farhan Haq said: “The Secretary-General has consistently underlined the importance of an accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Sri Lanka. He welcomes the determination by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to advance accountability and promote lasting peace and reconciliation in the country.

He added: “The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to constructively engage and cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner on the implementation of the resolution adopted last week by the Human Rights Council. He recalls the commitments made to him on accountability by the President of Sri Lanka in their Joint Statement of 2009. The United Nations will remain engaged with Sri Lanka to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to make progress in accountability, reconciliation and a lasting political solution.”

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