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Lankan Ambassador presents Credentials to UNOV Director-General

Ambassador Jayesinghe presenting Credentials to UNOV Director-General Ghada Waly.
Ambassador Jayesinghe presenting Credentials to UNOV Director-General Ghada Waly.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria Majintha Jayesinghe presented his Credentials to Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ghada Fathi Waly at the Vienna International Centre on August 25, the embassy stated in a press release.

The UNOV Director-General commended Sri Lanka’s role in the organization’s work and praised the government’s continued support for the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) headquartered in Colombo, which is one of the two programmes of the UNODC operating outside of Vienna.

Sri Lanka reaffirmed its commitment to the UNOV and highlighted the importance of the work of the UNODC, especially in the spheres of Terrorism Prevention, Trans-national Organised Crimes, namely Trafficking in Persons (TiP), Smuggling of Migrants (SoM), and Cybercrime. The attention of Director-General was also drawn to Sri Lanka’s efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director-General Waly praised Sri Lanka’s efforts and expressed the importance of sharing national experiences and best practices among Member States combating the COVID-19 pandemic. She paid special attention to ongoing Prison Management and Drug Control Programmes across the globe and ensured the organization’s fullest support to Sri Lanka’s national efforts to curb the drug menace, in compliance with relevant international laws.

Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe underlined the substantive work of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (NAHTTF), the national focal point to counter and combat SoM and TiP; National Dangerous Drug Control Board (NDDCB); the Commission to Investigate Allegations against Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) and other law enforcement authorities; and reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to the organization.


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