Looking beyond today, the 2019 Human Development Report articulates the rise of a new generation of inequalities.
New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region ready to support countries accelerate on their sustainable development pathways
Conserving the wetlands which breathes life into the city of Colombo. Under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Small Grants Programme, which is in its sixth operational phase attempts are now being made to protect these significant yet fragile ecosystems
Gender equality is central to our work. UNDP believes that gender inequalities and discriminatory attitudes and practices that hold women back, must be confronted and eliminated, if we are to leave no one behind.
Ms. Jamunadevi Ponnampalam, the Secretary to the Pungudutivu Food Manufacturers Society and the President of the Jaffna Palmyrah Handicrafts Guarantee Ltd was awarded the ‘Sri Lanka Thilaka’ award at the recent National Honors 2019.
UNDP and Citi Foundation, through its flagship entrepreneurship initiative – Youth Co:Lab Technopreneurship for Social Change Programme – recently conducted a programme for persons with disabilities at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Youth Co-Lab, co-created in 2017 by UNDP and the Citi Foundation, aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
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