Sri Lanka as the current Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, is committed to see expedited transformation into sustainable development. In our own country, a National Sustainable Development Act in conformity with the SDGs is scheduled to be tabled in the Parliament soon. The objective of this new Act is to formulate a National Policy and Strategy on Sustainable Development and to provide the necessary legal and institutional framework for developing and implementing it.
Sri Lanka made these observations during the presentation of the Report of the 17th Session of the Working Group on the Right to Development in the sidelines of the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva from 13 - 30 September 2016.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
16 September 2016