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:

  • 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

  • Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth

    Being in the post-war era, Sri Lankan Youth should not let this opportunity wither away because the current topic ‘Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth' is a crucial and vital tool to reunite the divided communities and build an indivisible nation that stands together against any despotic movement in the country.

  • Why should we care about the vulnerable?

    Recently, it was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers that 2017 be declared as the “Year of Alleviating Poverty”. While it’s commendable (in terms of raising awareness) it should not lose its meaning

  • Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    I recently watched a video on YouTube titled ‘Kids react to Donald Trump’. Children were asked their opinion of the US presidential candidate and the responses indicated enthusiasm in the politics of their country. This demonstrates why a education is important to foster the analytical thinking of children

  • Building Back Better from the May 2016 Floods & Landslides

    The floods and landslides which occurred in the island in May this year, affected 22 of the 25 districts in the country (some more than others). Sri Lanka now has an opportunity to not just rebuild the infrastructure and communities to pre-disaster standards, but to ‘build back better’. If we simply rebuild the communities we are only recreating the vulnerabilities that existed earlier

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