01 Apr 2015
Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Chair of the UN Regional Director’s Team for Asia and the Pacific will be visiting Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015.
12 Aug 2014
The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development will be launched on August 12, 2014. Exploring the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, NHDR 2014 is expected to provide a new platform for youth policy development and reform.
21 Jul 2014
As part of Social Integration Week 2014, a street drama was organized at the Karachchi Divisional Secretariat in Kilinochchi by the Kilinochchi District participants of the Women’s Empowerment for Social Integration initiative to raise awareness on social integration and gender empowerment among communities in the area.
21 Jul 2014
Opening of the Northern Provincial Centre of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration with the support of UNDP
Marking Social Integration Week 2014, the Northern Provincial Centre of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration was ceremoniously declared open by Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister of National Languages and Social Integration on July 15, 2014. The Centre is located in Kilinochchi.
26 Jun 2014
The Ministry of Economic Development signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Governments rural livelihood development programmes to withstand climate-related shocks.
28 May 2014
Speech by UNDP Country Director at the South Asia Ozone Officers Network Meeting (Inauguration Session)
It is an honour and a privilege for me to address this august gathering on behalf of the United Nations System in Sri Lanka, and on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Mr. Subinay Nandy, with discussions centred around the Montreal Protocol and its special effort to reduce global warming, both internationally as well as locally.
27 Feb 2014
As we launch the National Volunteer Secretariat under the umbrella of the Volunteer Information and Coordination Centre, this day marks an important milestone in UNV’s and UNDP’s collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Social Services in the area of promoting volunteerism in Sri Lanka.
12 Feb 2014
Hon. Ministers and Deputy Minister(s); Ambassadors, High Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corps; Secretaries and Senior Government Officials; members of partner organizations; colleagues from the UN System; ladies and gentlemen; It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be present at the official launch of UNDP’s new flagship Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration (SELAJSI) Programme, and to make the key note address.
12 Feb 2014
It is indeed my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all of you on the occasion of the formal launch of the UNDP-supported “Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration” Programme, which is being implemented in close partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka.
20 Sep 2013
A new climate change mitigation project to promote sustainable biomass energy production and modern bio-energy technologies in Sri Lanka commenced with an inception workshop on September 17, 2013. The project is aimed at supporting Sri Lankan industries to meet energy needs from locally sourced fuel wood derived through sustainable practices, instead of imported furnace oil, kerosene and diesel.
19 Jul 2013
Adapting and coping with changes in climatic and weather patterns is important. Lack of preparedness and growing uncertainty over weather patterns is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all levels, from village to national. “We see that weather patterns have changed, and unexpected weather related disasters have increased. My Ministry focuses on increased preparedness and improving early warning,” said Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Disaster Management, speaking at the Symposium on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, organized by the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) of UNDP.
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18 Jun 2013
The first #MeetTheRC session with the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Model United Nations [SLMUN] was held on Tuesday the 18th of June, 2013 at the UN Compound.
07 Jun 2013
On Friday, 7th June, Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, officially inaugurated a programme to put forests at the heart of Sri Lanka’s strategy to tackle climate change. The programme will help Sri Lanka to prepare for an international mechanism to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ will be part of a future international comprehensive agreement to tackle global warming, which is currently being negotiated through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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- We are conducting several 5 day training programmes in collaboration with the National Design Centre on creating handicraft items from coconut shells, sea shells and palmyrah in Batticaloa under the EU funded Support to District Development programme. This training, intended to empower and improve livelihoods, will benefit over 160 individuals, 90% of whom are women. Find out more on how UNDP empowers lives through this programme at: http://bit.ly/1IVvTDa #EmpowerTuesday! European Union in Sri Lanka and the Maldives United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 22 hours ago
- The third session of UNDP Unlocked Offline was held at the Royal College Skills Centre recently with over 75 young people in attendance. The event was organized in collaboration with Sri Lanka Model United Nations under the theme Youth and Development: Towards a more inclusive future Presentations by senior academics Dr. Shantha Abeysinghe, Dr. Naevis Morais, Dr. Harini Amarasuriya and UNDP’s policy expert Mrs. Sonali Dayaratne along with an interactive question and answer session highlighted the event. Yesterday AT 01:27 AM
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