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. UNDP Sri Lanka does not represent or endorse the views expressed in these blogs.

 

 

The UNLOCKED Project is an initiative by UNDP Sri Lanka, following the launch of the National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development.

 

 

Read all the UNLOCKED blogs:

  • Opening Lines of Communication for Youth in a Sustainable Development Era

    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.

  • Are SMEs the Solution to Youth Unemployment?

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

  • Reconciliation over Racism: The Role of Youth in Sri Lanka

    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.

  • A Subjective Perception on Poverty and Development in Sri Lanka

    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.

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

    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.

  • Young People and Social Media Addiction

    Recently, the usage of social media has gone up due to development of these platforms and the attractiveness of social media technology. This method of interacting is now excessively used by individuals, who may become addicted to such social media networks and become isolated in real life. Of course there are positive and negative impacts of social media usage among the young generation

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