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20 March 2017
Press Release
Colombo, 20 March 2017: This morning, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, accepted the credentials of Ms. Ritsu Nacken as the new Representative for the United Nations... Read more
7 March 2017
Press Release
Colombo, 7 March 2017: Sri Lanka’s female labour force participation is declining. In 2006, females constituted 39.5% of the working force, where as in 2014, this number has come down to 36.3%. In... Read more
27 February 2017
In the News
Colombo, 27 February 2017: Sexual harassment violates basic human rights and contributes to a culture that discriminates women and girls, affecting them physically, psychologically and economically... Read more
17 February 2017
Feature Story
  The Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is a network of 29 National Committees of Parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific. This network works on promoting advocacy and... Read more
21 December 2016
In the News
On December 9th, 2015 the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2250 - the first ever thematic resolution on Youth, Peace and Security. The Resolution is nothing short of... Read more
16 December 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec 7, 2016: As part of the 16 Days of Activism in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted a panel discussion on December... Read more
16 December 2016
Colombo, 09 December: Sri Lanka has heard the voice of the experienced; the older generation. We have learnt from their wisdom. Sri Lanka recognizes the energy of young people; the energy for... Read more
2 December 2016
COLOMBO 1 December: Sri Lanka’s national ‘Roadmap to End AIDS by 2025’ was launched amidst large crowds at the Campbell Park, Colombo on 1st December 2016 commemorating the World AIDS Day after an... Read more
28 November 2016
In the News
Colombo, 26 November 2016: Understanding current population trends and demographic dynamics is central to development planning; along with the leadership abilities to confidently make informed... Read more
25 November 2016
Colombo, 25 November 2016: Violence against women is a global issue that touches everyone. In Sri Lanka, one out of four females is sexually abused by the time they reach 18 years of age in Sri Lanka... Read more

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