“SUNFO Global Village” Ceremony Featured

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Sri Lanka –United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO) has launched  “SUNFO Global Village” concept in the year 2000 during the beginning of Millennium Development Goals MDG Era.(2000-2015).  A special ceremony has arranged by SUNFO  at BMICH, Colombo on Saturday 18 February, 2017 to  introduce new developments of the  SUNFO Global village concept in Sustainable Development Goals  SDG era  (2016-2030).

One of the main objective of SUNFO is promoting global cooperation  by developing friendship, social and cultural understanding between people of Sri Lanka and other friendly nations in the world. The GLOBAL VILLAGE is a unique initiative of SUNFO in this regard specially focusing youth. Under this programme;

Firstly establishing Youth Friendship Forums for 193 UN Member Nations in year 2017 based in schools and other educational Institutions and thereafter developing links with that Forums and the relevant country. Secondly selecting students as “Youth Goodwill Ambassadors” for 193 Nations  and conducting a Model United Nations  Friendship Assembly in early 2018. Thirdly building a permanent Global Village in Sri Lanka with cultural centers of various countries.  Selected schools  already established such forums will be recognized at this ceremony.

SUNFO has already constructed and commissioned Mahatma Gandhi Non-violence Statue with a monument symbolizing 11 world major religions in one location at Lunawa, Moratuwa for inter-religious peace and harmony. During this ceremony new proposed concept of Nelson Mandela monument will be declare in the first time in Sri Lanka.

SUNFO committed for promoting volunteerism. Exceptional Youth Volunteers served in SUNFO in  the year 2016 will be receiving Excellence Volunteer Service Awards on the day.  Further new driving force of SUNFO for the year 2017; SUN Force Official Volunteer brigades will be declared  at the ceremony for  different sectors such as Environment, Child Welfare, Youth Development, Media, Sustainable Development Goals etc,

Cross section of Guests from  Ministries, United Nations, Diplomats, Civil Society has been invited for this ceremony. SUNFO Officials Prof. Dr. Sir Lakshman Madurasinghe, Peace Ambassador Dr. Sir Deshapriya S.Wijetunge, Dr.Sir Romesh Jayasinghe and Charted Architect Ranga  Soysa will do key presentations. Many youth leaders  who are heading SUN Force  Official Brigades also presenting their action plans to the audience.