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COVID-19: UNDP urges swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic

Governments across the world must act urgently to prevent and tackle the rising rates of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis by putting stronger measures in place such as…  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  


UNDP’s HackaDev launches Innovation Challenge to crowdsource ideas for COVID-19 recovery

With the emergence of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, the country has seen far reaching social and economic consequences affecting the livelihoods of many individuals. Every country needs to act immediately to…  


Staff of UNDP in Sri Lanka donate 600 PPE Kits to Frontline Healthcare Workers

In support to the Government’s efforts in curbing the spreading of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka recently donated Personnel…  


Navigating the ‘New Normals’ for Socio-Economic Recovery from COVID-19

To better understand how Sri Lanka can navigate the ‘new normals’ in a post COVID-19 context, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened a high-level virtual dialogue in collaboration…  


UNDP partners with Facebook to support youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

Today’s generation of adolescents and youth stands at 1.8 billion people – the largest our world has ever seen. Most of these young people live in developing countries. The energy, enthusiasm, and…  


Recognizing Women Leaders

The fourth chapter of the International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (ICSE 2019) – ‘International Conference on Women Entrepreneurship’ – was held recently in Colombo. The two-day conference…  


National Youth Dialogue on Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship

: The world’s youth population is at an all-time high and the number this demographic is predicted to increase to 2 billion by 2050. With over a quarter of the Sri Lankan population consisting of…  


Youth Co: Lab National Youth Dialogue on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2020

The panel discussion, moderated by Mr. Raashid Riza - Policy and Engagement Analyst, UNDP in Sri Lanka aimed at bringing together those working with and for youth from across the country to engage in…  


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…  

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