The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents.
Projects and Initiatives
The Equal Access to Justice Project – Phase II was developed to deepen and orient the activities of Phase I of the Equal Access to Justice Project within a conflict prevention framework, while also continuing the shift of the primary focus to the East and North, as well as to the estate sector, and addressing trust/confidence-building, gender-equity, peaceful conflict resolution and mediation. more
Community Forestry Management recognizes that the communities themselves are in a better position to protect forests and so a four year project titled Community Forestry Programme has been initiated. more
- 01 Apr 2015:Visit of United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director to Sri Lanka
- 12 Aug 2014:NHDR 2014: Youth and Development: Towards a More Inclusive Future
- 21 Jul 2014:Spreading the message of the importance of the role of women in promoting social integration
- 21 Jul 2014:Opening of the Northern Provincial Centre of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration with the support of UNDP
- 26 Jun 2014:Building resilience to climate change risks
UNDP in Sri Lanka
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.