President Maithripala Sirisena is due to address the 73rd United Nation’s General Assembly Session tonight. This will be his fourth consecutive annual address to the world body.
This year’s theme of the session is; “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”
Significantly, the President has been invited to address the session on its inauguration day. The President during his speech is expected to announce a set of new proposals for consideration by the United Nations Human Rights Council. These proposals are aimed at solving issues, without causing harm to the esteem of the Security Forces, and safeguarding the independence, sovereignty and national security of the country, while seeking amicable solutions to the remaining issues with regard to the conflict.
The President is expected to submit these proposals to the United Nations Secretary General Antònio Guterres, and to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Michelle Bachelet.
Meanwhile, a special meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, yesterday. This meeting took place alongside the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit that is underway on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly Session.