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WIPO G-15 Seminar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24-25 April 2017

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva/Chairman of the Personal Representatives of the Heads of State and Government of the Group of Fifteen and Mr. M. P. Thajuddin, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka met with Mr. Minelik Alemu Getahun, Assistant Director General, Global Issues Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on 28 February, 2017. The details on the proposed Seminar for G-15 on Traditional Knowledge were discussed at the meeting.

Amb. Aryasinha and Mr. M. P. Thajuddin informed Mr. Getahun that Sri Lanka is pleased to host the G-15 event scheduled on 24-25 April, 2017 in Colombo. Mr. Getahun confimed his participation and thanked the Sri Lankan government for the hosting of this important meeting. He further noted that the preparations of the Seminar are very satisfactory. Both parties agreed to further strengthen cooperation between G-15 and WIPO.

UNITAR hosted the 2nd Dialogue on Faith, Peacebuilding & Development
9 February, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Amb. Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Chairman of the Personal Representatives of the Heads of State and Government of the G-15 addressed the “Dialogue on Faith, Peacebuilding & Development”, on 9 February 2017 in Geneva which discussed how to leverage faith as an instrument of international harmony. The event was a unique dialogue that comprised two panels with six ambassadors and several scholars and faith leaders…

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Address by Amb Aryasinha Chairman of the Personal Representatives of the G-15

 

G-15 & CERN recognize commitment to cooperation
21 February 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

The G-15 entered in to an agreement to further enhance cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s leading institution for the study of particle physics based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN Geneva signed the agreement as the Chairman of the Personal Representatives of the Heads of State and Government of the Group of Fifteen while Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle, Director for International Relations signed on behalf of the CERN, on 21st February, 2017.

Ms. Warakaulle noted that this is the first occasion CERN is entering into an agreement with a cross regional grouping such as the G-15 which is represented by countries from Asia, Africa and South America.

Amb. Aryasinha said that “CERN has now become a partner organisation with the G-15 as we seek to enhance capacity building, South-South cooperation and technical assistance within our Group.”

Address by Amb Aryasinha Chairman of the Personal Representatives of the G-15

 

South Centre G-77 and China and the G-15 : Briefing on Global Economic Trends  and Geneva Multilateral Processes
13 February 2017, Geneva

The South Centre in cooperation with the G77 and China and the G-15 organised a Briefing on 13 February 2017,  at the Palais des Nations in Geneva for developing countries on global economic trends and their linkages to multilateral processes.

 

 

G-15 and UNITAR : Signing of the Framework for Cooperation
5 July 2016, Geneva

 

Amb. Aryasinha, Chair of G-15 Personal Representatives/ PR of Sri Lanka to UN Geneva
shakes hands with Mr. Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Executive Director of UNITAR

 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the South Centre and the G-15 Secretariats
Geneva, 16 June 2016

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Dr. Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre and Amb. Aryasinha
witness the signing ceremony

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Workshop on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge

and Traditional Cultural Expressions for the Member Countries
of the Group of Fifteen
Constantine, Algeria, April 5-6, 2016

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Program
Presentations

 

 

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G-15 & South Centre Meeting Series Year 2016

Seminar on Current Global Economic Trends and Conditions
& the International Development Policy Context After 2015
23 February 2016, Geneva

The Seminar is undertaken with the cooperation of the Group of 77 and China
the G-15 and the South Centre.

 

G-15 & South Centre Meeting Series Year 2015

Post-2015 Development Agenda:
Perspective of Geneva based International Organisations
 
Meeting III, Environment pillar
29 June 2015, Geneva

Meeting II, Economic pillar
29 May 2015, Geneva

Meeting I, Social pillar

30 April 2015, Geneva

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Opening Statement by Amb. Ramadan Permanent Representative Arab Republic of Egypt
United Nations Geneva

 

 

 

 

 

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South Centre and G-15 Meeting Series Year 2014

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Briefing and Interactive Discussion
with the South Centre

Geneva, 24 November 2014
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Chair of G-15 Personal Representatives
Amb. Aryasinha co-chaired the session with Dr. Martin Khor, Executive Director
of the South Centre.