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Young MPs from Asia-Pacific join efforts to tackle violent extremism

More than 50 young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Sri Lanka to discuss their role in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism in the…  


Royal Norwegian Embassy and UNDP provide support to 1,400 resettled households in the North and East

H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Sri Lanka recently visited the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat area in the Jaffna District where communities have been…  


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 recently visited the resettled areas of Palaly North of Tellipalai DS division to hand over completed infrastructure…  


The Government of Canada extends support to Agriculture Cooperatives in Killinochchi through UNDP and FAO

H.E David McKinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka made an official visit to the Thirvalyaru Educated Youth Project of Agriculture Products Consumers Cooperative Society (TEYCS) in…  


Unilever, UNDP and UNGC Initiate Strategic PPP’s Around 2030 Agenda

Unilever Sri Lanka, UNDP and the United Nations Global Compact Sri Lanka together announced the initiation of strategic public-private partnerships to achieve the sustainable development agenda.  


Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and UNDP partner for HackaDev – Youth Social Innovation Challenge

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to scale up HackaDev – Youth Social…  


Norway Extends Partnership with UNDP to Support Resettled Communities

UNDP Sri Lanka Country Director, Mr. Jorn Sorensen and the Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther signed a partnership agreement to support the recently resettled communities…  


#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme comes to an end

The vision of the ‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme,’ was for all partners to come together to initiate a youth dialogue on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in Sri Lanka,…  


#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme Begins

‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme,’ a youth dialogue bringing 350+ young people from across the country began today. This two-day Dialogue, hosted by UNDP brings together young…  


Biomass Terminal inaugurated in Homagama

A Biomass Terminal was inaugurated last evening in Homagama, Colombo by the Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy.  

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