Sri Lanka came up at the UN General Assembly in New York last week when the UN’s damning report on the institutional failure to use its resources and protect civilians in the island during the last phase of the war also known as the Petrie report was discussed.
Ambassador of Switzerland to the UN in New York Paul Seger, in his comments at the discussion, said that Switzerland hopes the follow-up process to the Internal Review Panel-Report on UN action in Sri Lanka will result in a more targeted mobilization of the resources of the UN system in complex situations.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon also attended the interactive dialogue on the responsibility to protect (R2P).
The following are video footage of the statements at the R2P session:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
The Ambassador of Switzerland