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:

  • What I Expect From the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

    My message to world leaders is clear: success in Paris depends on you. Now is the time for common sense, compromise and consensus. It is time to look beyond national horizons and to put the common interest first. The people of the world – and generations to come – count on you to have the vision and courage to seize this historic moment.

  • It’s Time for Holistic Education

    Regardless of whether it is in an air-conditioned room or an open garden with lovely trees, as long as the content of what is being taught is holistic and is sensitive and done well, our country can move along a steady upward trajectory.

  • Youth Enterprise: Empower & Sustain

    We have to ensure that we have an enterprising young generation, who are not afraid to take risks, who are open for innovation, who can identify opportunities, who wish to impact the society and who are capable of leading others towards success. How can we instill all these in an individual? It will not be easy by any means.

  • A Micro Problem with a Macro Effect

    Very few will dispute that the ocean is beautiful, with its many fish in different and vibrant colours. The beauty of it all is astounding. However, not many people give much thought to the destruction that is brewing, invisible to the naked eye.

  • Why Are We So Resistant to Equality? / This Is Not a Battle of the Sexes

    1 in 3 women in Sri Lanka have faced violence at some instance in their lives. My aim in stating these facts is not to heap blame on men or boys – it’s to note that violence against women is pervasive, irrespective of class, ethnicity or race.

  • Saving Youth for the Future

    How does a 9th grader gets addicted to drugs and break into houses in order to find money to buy drugs? What kind of childhoods did they have and why didn't their parents or teachers notice them using drugs?

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