- Created: Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Statement by H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona,
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
UN Security Council Open Debate
Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
12th February, 2013, New York
Let me join the previous speakers in thanking the Republic of Korea for convening this open debate under its Presidency. I would also like to thank the Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross for their helpful statements.
The Sri Lanka delegation associates itself with the statement delivered on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement by the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.