Ban to act on UN report on UN’s actions

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Ban Ki-moonAfter receiving the United Nations report on the world body’s actions during the final months of the 2009 war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said that, as an immediate first step, he would organise a senior-level team to give “careful consideration” to the report’s recommendations and advise him on the way forward.

“Other action will follow in short order,” he said.

Mr. Ban, in a statement, voiced his resolve for the world body to learn from its findings in order to better serve humanity, especially people caught in conflict.
“This finding has profound implications for our work across the world, and I am determined that the United Nations draws the appropriate lessons and does its utmost to earn the confidence of the world’s people, especially those caught in conflict who look to the Organization for help,” he added.

The report was produced by an Internal Review Panel, in the wake of recommendation made by another body, the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts, which he established in 2010 to advise him on measures to advance accountability following the war’s conclusion.

The Panel of Experts’ report raised a number of issues, including those regarding the UN response to the situation facing civilians in the north of Sri Lanka in the last months of the war. It recommended “a comprehensive review of action by the United Nations system during the war in Sri Lanka and the aftermath, regarding the implementation of its humanitarian and protection mandates” – which, in turn, led to the internal UN review.

While the Panel’s report also recognizes initiatives taken by the United Nations in the wake of the war to prevent a similar breakdown, the top UN official said he was “fully committed to ensuring that we do much more.”

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  • Raja Perera Friday, 16 November 2012 07:48 AM

    Ban Ki Moon's UN is still in the very irresponsible LEVEL asking, "WHO KILLED COCK ROBINS"

    Hong Kong John Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:36 AM

    Abdul is absolutely right. How can there be transparency at the UN when one of the biggest violators remains unchallenged.

    Abdul Friday, 16 November 2012 08:25 AM

    when will UN review human rights violation done by united states ?

    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Friday, 16 November 2012 09:03 AM

    At last the cry of the voiceless reach the ears of the international community. of

    Champika Ratnayake Friday, 16 November 2012 10:22 AM

    Of course it is far too late now to analyse the extent to which the UN served the war victims who were none other than innoscent civilians.But the UN can take action to investigate in to what is really happening in the North now and bring true peace and reconciliation by doing justice to the war-torne civilians who are still denied access to their own premises because of the ulterior motive of the Sri Lankan government to settle in those areas those who would become loyal to them so that they can hold elections and win.Those who are not willing seem to disappear.

    John Perera Sunday, 18 November 2012 03:04 AM

    The UK will protect the real terrorists ! They now live safely in the UK with much support & sympathy from Cameroon's protection ! The slacker, Pillai also gives them great support. Meanwhile, the western countries are happy to talk cock about HR violations and kill innocent peoples - children and old women in many Arab, Moslem countries. Double dealing now UK & Us way of life in dealing with international issues !!

    Lobo Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:52 AM

    Why were people not as vocal when tigers were killing tamils?

    kumar Friday, 16 November 2012 11:40 AM

    At least act by now!! bring the culprits before the justice for the sake of dead 40000 civilians.

    Dinithi Friday, 16 November 2012 11:55 AM

    Most murderers are killed by the SL forces. Few remaining in western countries and UN will protect them.

    raju Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:08 PM

    VICTIMS NEED JUSTICE.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 16 November 2012 07:11 AM

    The murderers are grinning and scot free. What is the UN's response to that?

    Alisten Australia Friday, 16 November 2012 07:38 AM

    Mr Moon,
    You should take the responsibilyt and resign, You are responsible for the death of thousands of civilian. You family is running UN.You have no cuts. You represent China and Nambiyar. The war should have been avoided by UN.Lost to tamils and Sinhalese. Not to Nambiyar or Moon.Will Moon RESIGN.


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