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Interactive Session with Police Officers regarding the role of the National Police Commission

The session focused on sensitizing Police Officers regarding the policy and administrative decisions taken by NPC towards the betterment of Police Officers over the years and the services rendered by…  


Launch of Uva Provincial Development Plan sets the stage for transformative development in the Province

The Uva Provincial Development Plan was launched on 17 October 2019 setting out a blueprint for development for the next five years for the Province. UNDP supported the Planning Division of the Uva…  


Premier presented with 2019 Human Development Report

Further to the global launch, the first official copy of the report titled, ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century’ – was presented to…  


Sri Lanka in the high human development category, says UNDP’s latest Human Development Report

Sri Lanka’s Human Development Index value for 2018 is 0.780— which puts the country in the high human development category—positioning it at 71 out of 189 countries and territories, according to the…  


Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka

: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that freedom of expression includes the ‘right to seek, receive and impart information’. Right to information is therefore a fundamental right…  


New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region ready to support countries accelerate on their sustainable development pathways

Kanni Wignaraja is set to assume her role as Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 1 December 2019.  


Leading the battle against Climate Change: The Energy Sector Response

Building on the lessons learnt throughout the project period, a knowledge sharing session on the theme of ‘Leading the battle against climate change: the energy sector response’ was held recently in…  


National Dialogue on Responsible Business and Human Rights

n light of this, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Government of Sri Lanka co-hosted a National Dialogue on ‘Responsible Business and Human Rights’ in partnership with…  


UNDP and Reforest Sri Lanka pledge to revive the cascades in Sri Lanka

UNDP and Reforest Sri Lanka recently partnered with a commitment to revive the cascade systems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka by pledging to plant approximately 20,000 trees this season. As a first…  


Jamunadevi: Recognized for her Efforts in Empowering Conflict-Affected Women

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…  

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