We had a systemic failure in SL-UN Dy Chief

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The United Nations said that it had a systemic failure of the UN system in Sri Lanka as a whole.
Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson briefing journalists in New York about the new “Rights up Front” initiative said: “You may recall in the IRP [Internal Review Panel] Report on Sri Lanka, that we had a systemic failure of the UN system as a whole and that we need to show greater flexibilities and come up with speedier action.” Mr. Eliasson stressed, echoing his remarks to an informal meeting of the General Assembly earlier this week.

There, he told delegations that the Panel’s report, issued last year, also concluded that the UN Secretariat, its funds and programmes, were not given the support they needed to carry out the responsibilities which the Member States had set out for the Organization.

The goal of the new initiative, he said, is to ensure that past UN failures are not repeated, such as its inability to have prevented genocide in Rwanda, where at least 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus were killed during a span of three months in 1994, and in Srebrenica, where at least 6,000 Muslim men and boys in a UN protection zone were massacred in 1995 during the wars in former Yugoslavia.

  Comments - 18

  • Giann Friday, 20 December 2013 09:15 AM

    Even Libya!

    taurus Friday, 20 December 2013 09:20 AM

    Absolutely true, bcos it is in those countries that dictators, state corruption, state terrorism all thrive.

    sinniah Saturday, 21 December 2013 11:28 AM

    Welcome new efforts and PENANCE and compensations to already affected TAMILS a MUST.

    ajantha Friday, 20 December 2013 09:23 AM

    We have to realize that colonialism continues event today in different hidden form. Important elements for the fiction of new colonialism is organizations like UN, IMF, world bank & Commonwealth.

    saman Friday, 20 December 2013 09:57 AM

    US innovation of Iraq without a UN mandate was just one a classic example of many UN failures. UN has to stop washing uncle sam and his gang's dirty laundry.

    ind Friday, 20 December 2013 10:39 AM

    This figure is still climbing. Starting from 6000. Then 20,000,,,30,000 ...40,000 , 60,000...and now 75,000 !!! I think one man has so many lives !

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 20 December 2013 10:45 AM

    The War was over and the people who took arms against Sri lankan Government would facee the results. Similar fate, if anyone go to Terrorism and take arms again. We have proved once and will prove again and again for any nation in this country. Yes, we will. .

    taurus Friday, 20 December 2013 11:00 AM

    1 million civilians were not killed in a Iraq, thats a typical yakko story to cover the massive genocide to cover up what happened here. Gaddaffi was killed by his own people, watch the video and a dictator who ruled for more than 30 years deserves this.

    taurus Friday, 20 December 2013 11:03 AM

    Saddam had to go, if he was living today he would have created a massive imbalance and threat to world peace. The same goes to Bin Laden.

    taurus Friday, 20 December 2013 11:04 AM

    This the bare minimum the UN can do for their failure.

    Fayad Friday, 20 December 2013 08:12 AM

    Only UN failures occur in Asia & Middle- east countries ??

    Jayasiri Friday, 20 December 2013 08:16 AM

    The UN was a big failure in Iraq and Afghanistan too.

    ram Friday, 20 December 2013 08:32 AM

    Now it’s too late SL success fully killed more than 75,000 civilian in the name of the war, As an immediate effect forcefully do the international investigation and stop military involvement in commercial and other civil activities in north and east.

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 20 December 2013 08:37 AM

    You all only know how to Dine and wine. Sometimes a bit of lies too.

    taurus Friday, 20 December 2013 08:52 AM

    And this time the genocide of approximately 40,000 tamils by the sinhalese and that too at the door step of tamil nadhu. The act of the Sri Lankan government and the sinhalese race it represents is ala carte impunity at its very best.

    ind Friday, 20 December 2013 08:53 AM

    Well said!. No actions regarding un due invasion of Iraq and killing more than 1 million people. Killing of Gaddafi in broad day light even after surrender. Only small nations are targeted. UNO is a puppet of Western countries. They are dancing according to their tunes.

    ind Friday, 20 December 2013 08:59 AM

    If they going to inquire it, they would cut all the funds.Then there won't be UN. So they don't see these things. Most important things is to protect the organization rather than Human rights!

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