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.
UNDP is working together with partners during COVID-19 to provide medical supply shortages and fresh produce to healthcare workers
UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Oxford University, have launched the new edition of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index”
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a surge in the number of reported cases of violence against women and girls in Sri Lanka.
We are working with the EU, to advance #bizhumanrights in Asia.

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5.3%

Women in parliament (2020)

5.7%

Unemployment rate (2020)

26.8%

Youth Unemployment (2020)

71/189

Human Dev Index (2019)

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