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Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of UNDP

The UN Development Programme welcomes Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization.

Co-Financed Project looking at Effective Solid Waste Management to Generate Bio Gas Energy
Kaduwela Municipal Council and UNDP kick start Waste to Energy Project

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) entered into its first Government Co-Financed project with the Kaduwela Municipal Council to effectively manage solid waste in the area to generate bio gas energy.

The UN Sustainable Development Framework 2018-2022 signed

The UNSDF, signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations, will guide the collaborative work of UN agencies in Sri Lanka to achieve sustainable human development for all. Read more.

Your Guide to the Sustainabe Development Goals

All you need to know about the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Development Agenda

Today's Youth, Today's Leaders

“I was not always independent and self-confident. Quite the contrary; I was extremely shy. But now I make a conscious effort to advocate for equality in our society. Someone has to stand up!” says Sumangala, a YLDP Participant from Batticaloa. Read more about her story..

Catch the latest blogs on the UNLOCKED Project!

UNLOCKED is a space for Sri Lankan youth to express their views and opinions on development with the aim of creating positive change in the world. The views expressed in the blogs are solely those of the authors.

EU Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP)

The European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) funded by the European Union is a 60-month Programme aimed at assisting Sri Lanka to make a transition from post-conflict assistance to reconstruction and development. UNDP is proud to be one of the six implementing agencies of this Programme.

#YouthNDev: Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 launched!

The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development explores the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, in the areas of education, employment, health, political participation and social integration, with gender as a cross-cutting theme. The Report was launched on the 12th of August, 2014, coinciding with the International Youth Day.

Together, communities build back with resilience

AusAID, UNDP and other partners initiated “Strengthening Disaster Management Capacities in Conflict Affected North and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka,” a project to create village resilience development plans for vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka.