World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Deadly violence in Sri Lanka must not derail peace

Deadly violence in Sri Lanka must not derail peace process – Annan

Strongly condemning the recent violence in Sri Lanka, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that it will not hamper the commitment of the Government or rebels to the peace process.

The Secretary-General’s statement, issued by his spokesman in New York, came in response to clashes in Jaffna and the northeast of Sri Lanka, where more than twenty soldiers and civilians have reportedly been killed over the last three days.

“The Secretary-General is very concerned about the increasing tensions in the country and appeals to all parties to uphold the 2003 ceasefire agreement,” his spokesman said, voicing hope that the violence “will not undermine the commitment of the new Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the peace process.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

APEC : Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More>>

UN: Refugee Resettlement Numbers Fall To Lowest In Two Decades

Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only 15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. In 2016, resettlement ... More>>

G20: Global Co-Operation And Strong Policy Action Needed For A Sustainable Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our economies that can only be fixed through greater global co-operation and strong, targeted policy action, according to a new OECD report presented to the Leaders of the G20 countries at their ... More>>

OECD: GDP Rebounded By 9.0% In The Third Quarter Of 2020 But Remains Below Pre-Pandemic High

Following the unprecedented falls in real gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of the year in the wake of COVID-19 containment measures, GDP in the OECD area rebounded by 9.0% in the third quarter of 2020 but it remains 4.3% below its pre-crisis ... More>>