http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2014-03-10T08:04:21.253ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQEnergy from Woodnoemail@noemail.orgmadhushala.senaratneA 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. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/20/energy-from-wood2013-09-25T10:55:25.573Z2013-09-25T10:55:25.573Z“Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacificnoemail@noemail.orgmadhushala.senaratneMr. 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.
http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/02/-working-together-to-build-an-inclusive-sustainable-and-resilient-asia-pacific-un-development-chief-for-asia-and-the-pacific2013-09-02T10:54:59.885Z2013-09-02T10:54:59.885ZCoping with climate change: Sharing experiences and challenges from rural Sri Lankanoemail@noemail.orgmadhushala.senaratneAdapting and coping with changes in climatic and weather patterns is important. Lack of preparedness and growing uncertainty over weather patterns is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all levels, from village to national.
“We see that weather patterns have changed, and unexpected weather related disasters have increased. My Ministry focuses on increased preparedness and improving early warning,” said Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Disaster Management, speaking at the Symposium on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, organized by the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) of UNDP. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/07/19/coping-with-climate-change-sharing-experiences-and-challenges-from-rural-sri-lanka2013-07-19T08:16:28.674Z2013-07-19T08:16:28.674ZUNRC on #MeetTheRC email@example.comThe first #MeetTheRC session with the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Model United Nations [SLMUN] was held on Tuesday the 18th of June, 2013 at the UN Compound. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/18/unrc-on-meettherc-event2013-07-16T05:37:20.453Z2013-07-16T05:37:20.453ZLaunch of the Sri Lanka UN-REDD National Programmenoemail@noemail.orgmadhushala.senaratneOn Friday, 7th June, Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, officially inaugurated a programme to put forests at the heart of Sri Lanka’s strategy to tackle climate change. The programme will help Sri Lanka to prepare for an international mechanism to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ will be part of a future international comprehensive agreement to tackle global warming, which is currently being negotiated through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/07/launch-of-the-sri-lanka-un-redd-national-programme2013-06-07T10:07:26.019Z2013-06-07T10:07:26.019Z“Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Reportnoemail@noemail.orgmadhushala.senaratnehe rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report..http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/03/14/-rise-of-south-transforming-global-power-balance-says-2013-human-development-report2013-03-20T09:58:01.992Z2013-03-20T09:58:01.992ZUNDP to further strengthen sustainable livelihoods of communities in North with Norwegian funding firstname.lastname@example.orgPlanning and Samurdhi staff representing all 25 districts in the country, supported by more than 15 sector agencies such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Local Governments & Provincial Councils , Department of Meteorology, Natural Resources Management Centre, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Department of Agrarian Development, International Water Management Institute, Coastal Conservation & Coastal Resources Management Department, National Aquatic Development Authority and Universities participated in an innovative two day workshop on June 28th and 29thhttp://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/07/03/undp-to-further-strengthen-sustainable-livelihoods-of-communities-in-north-with-norwegian-funding-2013-02-27T06:38:13.929Z2013-02-27T06:38:13.929ZUNDP to further strengthen sustainable livelihoods in Northern Sri Lanka with Norwegian email@example.comOn June 27, 2012, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with the Embassy of Norway to further strengthen the local economic opportunities of communities in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/06/28/undp-to-further-strengthen-sustainable-livelihoods-in-northern-sri-lanka-with-norwegian-funding2013-02-27T06:39:38.213Z2013-02-27T06:39:38.213ZGoing beyond GDP, UNDP proposes human development measure of firstname.lastname@example.org a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/06/21/going-beyond-gdp-undp-proposes-human-development-measure-of-sustainability2013-02-27T06:40:48.916Z2013-02-27T06:40:48.916Z“Are you counting me?” Addressing the challenge of estimating vulnerable populations in South Asia email@example.comHow does a national HIV programme accurately estimate the size of high risk, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations such as men who have sex with men and transgender persons? The question has long challenged government health authorities as well as community-based organisations and advocates that support surveillance and data collection in countries with populations huge and small alike.http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/04/02/-are-you-counting-me-addressing-the-challenge-of-estimating-vulnerable-populations-in-south-asia-2013-02-27T06:42:53.218Z2013-02-27T06:42:53.218ZLaunch of “Pre-trial Detention in Sri Lanka” highlights need to reform country’s bail system and uphold the right to a speedy firstname.lastname@example.orgA new publication, “Pre-trial Detention in Sri Lanka: Reforming the System of Bail and Upholding the Right to Speedy Trial,” aims to draw attention to the concerns of remand prisoners in custody for long periods of time without bail. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/02/14/launch-of-pre-trial-detention-in-sri-lanka-highlights-need-to-reform-country-s-bail-system-and-uphold-the-right-to-a-speedy-trial2013-02-27T06:43:44.415Z2013-02-27T06:43:44.415ZUNDP and Aitken Spence Hotels partnership to improve employment opportunities for youth from North and East email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will exchange letters of cooperation with Aitken Spence Hotels, as part of its efforts to work with private sector companies to create livelihood opportunities for communities in the country’s formerly conflict-affected areas. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/02/08/undp-and-aitken-spence-hotels-partnership-to-improve-employment-opportunities-for-youth-from-north-and-east-2013-02-27T06:48:07.351Z2013-02-27T06:48:07.351ZSouth Asian Regional Consultations on Human Development Reports 2012 and 2013 takes place in Sri Lanka firstname.lastname@example.orgSouth Asian Regional Consultations on Human Development Reports 2012 and 2013 takes place in Sri Lanka on January 30 and 31, 2012. A key part of a series of consultations that the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is conducting across regions, the event will allow for a narrowing of the focus of the next two Human Development Reports, UNDP’s flagship development publication. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/01/27/south-asian-regional-consultations-on-human-development-reports-2012-and-2013-takes-place-in-sri-lanka-2013-02-27T06:49:22.642Z2013-02-27T06:49:22.642ZUNDP Sri Lanka launches the 2011 Human Development Report (HDR) email@example.comThe Sri Lanka launch of the 2011 HDR titled, “Sustainability and Equity: A better Future for All,” was held on November 22, 2011 at the Auditorium of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in the presence of Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Environment who delivered the keynote address. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2011/11/22/undp-sri-lanka-launches-the-2011-human-development-report-hdr-2013-02-27T07:07:55.294Z2013-02-27T07:07:55.294ZV Awards – “Shining a light on those who serve in Silence”firstname.lastname@example.orgV Awards is a project initiated this year by the IYV+10 National Steering Committee in collaboration with News 1st, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers [IYV+10]. The concept behind this project is to honour individuals who make extraordinary contributions to society and will identify the role models and champions who can inspire a nation to volunteer for social causes.http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2011/08/10/v-awards-shining-a-light-on-those-who-serve-in-silence-2013-02-27T06:51:12.369Z2013-02-27T06:51:12.369ZUNDP, with support from the Government of Germany, to strengthen access to justice mechanisms for the most vulnerable and email@example.comDisadvantaged communities across the world, often find it difficult to access justice redress mechanisms for a number of reasons. Lack of awareness and access on the part of the claimant and insufficient capacity on the part of service-providers, are often reasons which lead to a breakdown of trust in the justice system.http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2011/05/05/undp-with-support-from-the-government-of-germany-to-strengthen-access-to-justice-mechanisms-for-the-most-vulnerable-and-marginalized2013-02-27T07:06:12.537Z2013-02-27T07:06:12.537ZEarly Recovery Cluster Group meets to discuss recovery efforts in the North and Eastnoemail@noemail.orgadminhttp://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2009/08/29/early-recovery-cluster-group-meets-to-discuss-recovery-efforts-in-the-north-and-east2013-01-07T04:19:13.355Z2013-01-07T04:19:13.355ZEarly Recovery Cluster Group to discuss recovery efforts in the North and Eastnoemail@noemail.orgadminhttp://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2009/05/29/early-recovery-cluster-group-to-discuss-recovery-efforts-in-the-north-and-east2013-01-07T04:24:46.826Z2013-01-07T04:24:46.826ZCommunities for Peace project-supporting firstname.lastname@example.org://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2009/03/18/communities-for-peace-project-supporting-livelihoods2013-01-07T04:26:32.326Z2013-01-07T04:26:32.326ZNew project launched to fight email@example.com://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2009/02/02/new-project-launched-to-fight-corruption2013-01-07T04:28:29.445Z2013-01-07T04:28:29.445Z