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12 Aug 2014
The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development will be launched on August 12, 2014. Exploring the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, NHDR 2014 is expected to provide a new platform for youth policy development and reform.
21 Jul 2014
As part of Social Integration Week 2014, a street drama was organized at the Karachchi Divisional Secretariat in Kilinochchi by the Kilinochchi District participants of the Women’s Empowerment for Social Integration initiative to raise awareness on social integration and gender empowerment among communities in the area.
21 Jul 2014
Opening of the Northern Provincial Centre of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration with the support of UNDP
Marking Social Integration Week 2014, the Northern Provincial Centre of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration was ceremoniously declared open by Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister of National Languages and Social Integration on July 15, 2014. The Centre is located in Kilinochchi.
26 Jun 2014
The Ministry of Economic Development signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Governments rural livelihood development programmes to withstand climate-related shocks.
28 May 2014
Speech by UNDP Country Director at the South Asia Ozone Officers Network Meeting (Inauguration Session)
It is an honour and a privilege for me to address this august gathering on behalf of the United Nations System in Sri Lanka, and on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Mr. Subinay Nandy, with discussions centred around the Montreal Protocol and its special effort to reduce global warming, both internationally as well as locally.
27 Feb 2014
As we launch the National Volunteer Secretariat under the umbrella of the Volunteer Information and Coordination Centre, this day marks an important milestone in UNV’s and UNDP’s collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Social Services in the area of promoting volunteerism in Sri Lanka.
12 Feb 2014
Hon. Ministers and Deputy Minister(s); Ambassadors, High Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corps; Secretaries and Senior Government Officials; members of partner organizations; colleagues from the UN System; ladies and gentlemen; It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be present at the official launch of UNDP’s new flagship Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration (SELAJSI) Programme, and to make the key note address.
12 Feb 2014
It is indeed my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all of you on the occasion of the formal launch of the UNDP-supported “Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration” Programme, which is being implemented in close partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka.
12 Feb 2014
On February 12, 2014, UNDP in Sri Lanka launched its new flagship programme, Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration (SELAJSI), in the presence of Mr. Haoliang Xu, he visiting United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
05 Feb 2014
Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Chair of the UN Regional Director’s Team for Asia and the Pacific will be visiting Sri Lanka from February 9-12, 2014.
28 Nov 2013
UNDP in collaboration with UNWomen and the Sri Lanka GBV Forum, supported the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs to hold a policy dialogue on “Gender Based Violence and Women in Peace Building: Linking the National Human Rights Action Plan”
25 Nov 2013
UNDP, under its Communities for Progress (C4PII) Project, together with the University of Colombo, commenced a workshop on technical capacity building of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Anuradhapura.
22 Nov 2013
A Certificate Course in Community Leadership Development was launched by Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Communities for Progress (C4P II) project funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid).
07 Oct 2013
Thavachsri Charles Vijayaratnam’s from Sri Lanka has been named as a recipient of the 2013 N Peace Award for her unceasing efforts to improve the lives of rural communities. She will be among 6 other staunch women’s rights activist who will receive the 2013 N-Peace Awards, a prestigious prize which recognizes the leadership role of women and peace advocates from six conflict-affected countries in Asia.
20 Sep 2013
A new climate change mitigation project to promote sustainable biomass energy production and modern bio-energy technologies in Sri Lanka commenced with an inception workshop on September 17, 2013. The project is aimed at supporting Sri Lankan industries to meet energy needs from locally sourced fuel wood derived through sustainable practices, instead of imported furnace oil, kerosene and diesel.
17 Sep 2013
UNDP mourns the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a renowned leader in women’s rights and defender of human rights, who died of cancer in Colombo on 9 September 2013. She was 61.
12 Sep 2013
Marking a key milestone, the Eastern Provincial Office of the Department of Registration of Persons was ceremoniously opened on September 10, 2013 by Mrs. Malkanthi Wickramasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration and Mr. J. A. Ranjith, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, in the presence of Mr. R. M. S. Sarath Kumara, Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of Persons.
06 Sep 2013
UNDP Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs initiated the new ‘Governance for Local Economic Development’ (GLED) Programme. This new five year Programme will focus on strengthening governance capacities of sub-national level governance institutions, civil society, the private sector and communities in order to foster access to enhanced public sector service delivery and improve socio-economic opportunities and social cohesion across lagging and vulnerable regions in the North and East, while securing their transition from recovery to development.
05 Sep 2013
New programme on ‘Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration in Sri Lanka’ comes into operation
UNDP, in partnership with four Ministries of the Government of Sri Lanka, has initiated a new Programme, “Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration in Sri Lanka (SELAJSI)”. The new Programme builds on the support provided by UNDP over the past eight years through its Access to Justice Projects that contributed to increasing the awareness of local communities about their rights and the legal and judicial mechanisms to protect them.
02 Sep 2013
“Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific
Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.
- We work to promote environmental sustainability, renewable energy, climate resilience and disaster risk management. UNDP has helped the Ministry of Environment establish the National Ozone Unit that successfully phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)) before the targeted dates. Through an associated intervention, UNDP facilitated the non-use of harmful methyl bromide fumigant in Sri Lanka’s tea industry, allowing ‘ozone-friendly’ tea products to access niche markets. Since 2012 we have embarked on a 15 year effort to phase out HCFC gases. How can you contribute to preserving the environment? #ResilientNations Yesterday AT 07:45 AM
- #EndPovertyFriday "Some of the poorest people are the most dignified. And some of the richest lack dignity. In a world of poverty and injustice, who are the undignified?... The saddest thing in the world is not poverty per se; it is the loss of human dignity." Read| http://goo.gl/YQ7qPw Yesterday AT 10:38 PM
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