Opening Lines of Communication for Youth in a Sustainable Development Era

09 Dec 2016 by Ayushka Nugaliyadda and Sarika Warusavitarana

Photo Credits: Freya Morales/UNDP
If a sustainable future is to be secured, then we need to ensure that the generations to come are invested in it and that they are given the opportunity to shape the future that they want. … Read more

Are SMEs the Solution to Youth Unemployment?

30 Nov 2016 by Janani Balasubramaniam

So, is entrepreneurship and promotion of the SME sector alone the key to resolving youth unemployment? Yes, and no. … Read more

Reconciliation over Racism: The Role of Youth in Sri Lanka

11 Nov 2016 by Rangana Hettiarachchi

Whether we live in the North or South, our principles and expectations should not be betrayed by hypocritical and vicious ideologies that our generation is not supposed to inherit. The generation that was a direct part of the war and the generation that has been brainwashed by ideology and has only second-hand experience of the war cannot logically be placed on either side of a single scale. Destroying the future of that generation by sowing racism is more inhumane than a war. … Read more

A Subjective Perception on Poverty and Development in Sri Lanka

07 Nov 2016 by Neranjan Maddumage

For a long time, I have wanted to write an article addressing a global issue with a subjective point of view. I enjoy addressing development issues with an impressionistic style, no matter how readers comprehend or react to it. I strongly believe such impressionistic views could establish new approaches to address common social issues like poverty or gender inequality. … Read more

Era of Youth: UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

27 Oct 2016 by Thevuni Kotigala

Young people worldwide are rising as agents for change, demanding their rights to freedom and opportunities, as they are in a need to accomplish their aspirations for better lives. In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the important and the positive role young men and women play in sustaining and promoting international peace and security. … Read more