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7 February 2018
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (7 February 2018): Award-winning Hollywood actress, writer, and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Ashley Judd, arrived in Sri Lanka on 3 February 2018, and addressed the media at the... Read more
7 February 2018
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Hi everybody. Good afternoon. There you go. Now where I'm from in the, in the southern part of the United States, it would be typical to say good afternoon back to me, so we can say take two? Just... Read more
9 January 2018
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9 January 2018, Colombo: The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, HE David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed a... Read more
30 November 2017
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Youth4Youth: UNFPA facilitates a platform for young leaders from four provinces in Sri Lanka to combine their ideas and energies towards policy making and peacebuilding among youth.  Anuradhapura,... Read more
24 November 2017
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Colombo, Sri Lanka: In Sri Lanka, while women constitute 52 percent of Sri Lanka's population, female representation in parliament is only 5.3 percent. Due to gender-based socio-cultural norms and... Read more
6 October 2017
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Colombo, 6 October 2017:  Population ageing is accelerating in Sri Lanka at a faster rate than any other country in South Asia. There are around 2.5 million people above the age of 60 years in Sri... Read more
5 October 2017
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The newly appointed Asia Pacific Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mr. Bjorn Andersson, will arrive in the island on 6 October 2017 for a 5-day mission. This will be... Read more
26 September 2017
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The Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum with support from the United Nations Population Fund enables 10 youth to deliver their innovative projects and drive social change through the iVoice... Read more
31 August 2017
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 The panelists (L-R): ​Mr. Indrajit Samarjiv - Founder of YAMU, Ms. Anomaa Rajakaruna - Film Maker, Dr. Hiranthi Wijemanne - Former Vice Chairperson of the Monitoring Committee of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Dr. Sisira Kodagoda - Moderator of the Panel - Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, ASP M. R. Lamahewa - Sri Lanka Police, Mr. Vajira Perera - Video Journalist at ITN, Ms. Ushanthy Gowthaman - Blog Content Writer, UNFPA.
Colombo, 29 August 2017: A 2015 survey commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed that 90 per cent of women in Sri Lanka have experienced sexual harassment on public... Read more
25 July 2017
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Colombo, 18 July 2017:  Globally, Sri Lanka has played a leading role in advocating for youth participation and decision-making. In 2014, the World Conference on Youth was hosted in Colombo,... Read more

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