Written by Staff Writer
03 Mar, 2015 | 10:04 pm
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffery Feltman speaking to reporters on Tuesday said that the UN supports a credible domestic process that meets international standards.
The Under-Secretary-General also added that the United Nations is committed to assisting in the process of accountability and reconciliation.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman expressed the following views:
“… I have urged government leaders to take steps in the short term to address issues regarding land, detentions, disappearances, and the military posture in civilian areas. Over the longer term, I have underscored in my meetings the expectation by the United Nations and by the international community that the government will – as it has promised, develop in the coming few months, a strong framework for accountability that meets international standards and norms and that is seen as credible across Sri Lanka. The UN supports a credible domestic process that meets international standards Without question, there is still a wide trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka. We have thus encouraged the national leaders and political stakeholders to work on all of these issues in the spirit of inclusion and consultation. Inclusion requires all communities to be willing to participate in these processes. As requested by Sri Lanka, the United Nations is committed to assisting in the process of accountability and reconciliation, through the peace building fund and other facilities, as appropriate …”
The Under-Secretary-General also commented on the delay of the report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner.
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