Press Releases

  • N-Peace Awards 2016: Recognizing Women in Peacebuilding

    The United Nations Development Programme felicitated Ms. Sumika Perera recently at the United Nations Compound for her achievement as one of the 9 winners of the N-Peace Awards for 2016, from over 100 nominations across 7 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • HackaDev 3.0: Hacking for Sustainable Development Solutions

    : HackaDev 3.0 – UNDP’s Youth Social Innovation Camp, HackaDev, held with the aim of facilitating meaningful participation of youth to find innovative solutions for current development challenges, recently concluded at the Dialog Axiata Head Office with 5 teams being recognised for their creative solutions.

  • Royal Norwegian Embassy and UNDP provide support to resettled communities in Palaly North

    Mr. Knut Nyfløt, the First Secretary to the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Sri Lanka, Mr. Mohamed Muzain, the Programme Manager of the UNDP Sri Lanka Governance of Local Economic Programme and Mr. Vethanayahan, the District Secretary of Jaffna, recently visited the resettled areas of Palaly North of Tellipalai DS division to hand over completed infrastructure facilities to the families in the area.

  • UNDP Sri Lanka Wins 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting

    UNDP Sri Lanka was one of the four awardees alongside UNDP Chile, Montenegro and Uganda, to receive the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting for national and regional reports.

  • Businesses to play greater role in new development era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum

    At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Forum, opened in Singapore by UNDP and Global Initiatives, aims to address a sea change in the nature of development funding by creating a new partnership for sustainable development.