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Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand

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Sri Lanka co hosted the International Day of Migrants, 18 December 2019 at UNCC, Bangkok
Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

At the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC),Bangkok, on the Visakha Pooja Day, 22nd May 2022 (22May Vesak 2567 BE), commemorating the 25th Anniversary of United Nations Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne, handed over a magnificent traditional Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations & Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana to display at the UNCC in Bangkok.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok joined the International Charity product expo of the year “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” under the theme “Shop for a Cause” at Siam Paragon, Bangkok from 17-19 May 2024, organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in collaboration with the spouses of the Ambassadors in Bangkok. The spouse of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Stephen Senanayake was a member of the organizing committee and Co-Director of the raffle draw. For the very first time Thai Red Cross souvenirs and raffle tickets were purchased all over the world through online platform iredcross.org.

Sri Lanka says the Generosity and Resilience of Migrant Hosting Societies should Not Go Unnoticed.

Co-Hosting the 2019 ‘UN Intentional Day of Migrants’, for the first time in Bangkok, by joining with Bangladesh and the United Nations Regional Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific, H.E. Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Thailand and the Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP said that, “Over 80% of the migrants travel intra-regionally, and many are being hosted in developing countries in South as well, and on this Day of International Migrants, the generosity and resilience of all these host governments and societies should not go unnoticed, and they need to be supported in their efforts until the migrants find safe return or resettlement options” .

18th December is celebrated as the International Day of Migrants following the adoption of the International Conventionon the Rights of all Migrant Workers and the Welfare of Their Families in year 2000 at UNGA in New York. This year’s solemn event held at the UNCC in Bangkok hosted a panel discussion moderated by the Regional Director of the IOM for Asia and the Pacific Dr. NenetteMotus, with the participation of the representatives of ILO, Civil Society, Governments and migrant voice, keeping with the multi-stakeholder nature of the dialogue on a cross cutting issue such as migration.

Further addressing the gathering, Ambassador Jayasuriya said Sri Lanka’s proactive engagement and collective work experience by giving leadership to the Colombo Process and the Abu Dhabi Dialogue- which are two dynamic, yet informal intergovernmental platforms on addressing issues related to contractual labour migration in the Asia-GCC migration corridor, has been the key reason for Sri Lanka to join cohosting this year’s celebration. Recalling the long years of very cordial and productive relationship with IOM that began way before Sri Lanka became a Member of the IOM council in year 2000, as a good example of the convincing and very pragmatic work been carried out by IOM at the field as an effective operational organization, commended the yeomen services by all IOM staff in the field, to make the lives of millions of migrants dignified and ensuring their welfare.

The event was attended by Ambassadors and the diplomatic community in Bangkok, representatives from Thai Government, International Organizations and Civil Society. The participants joined for traditional food and refreshments,arranged by the Embassies of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippine following the event.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Bangkok
18 December 2019