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UNDP launches Mission 1.5

Mission 1.5 aims to give 20 million people around the world the opportunity to have their say on ways to limit climate change that they want to see adopted by government leaders. The campaign, led by…  


Effectiveness within available means

The public sector plays a vital role in improving people’s lives. As countries enter a ‘Decade of Action’ with only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), public sector…  


Keeping the marsh: The people-friendly approach

Wetlands give us clean air, water, food and recreational spaces. If treated right, they may even save us from future climate change  


UNDP launches Sustainable Development Goals booklet in braille

UNDP launched a braille version of the Sustainable Development Goals to highlight the UN’s commitment of ‘leaving no one behind’, by ensuring that all persons, including those with disabilities can…  


Statement by UNDP Resident Representative on 16 Days of Activism

This event marks a way point on the journey through the 16 days of activism. Before I come to the theme of this year, let’s reflect on the color ORANGE. Why orange?  


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…  

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