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25 July 2017
In the News
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
10 July 2017
In the News
Colombo, 10 July 2017: Family planning is a human right, and is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. It enables a woman to decide whether, when, and how many times to... Read more
21 June 2017
Dispatch
Colombo, 21 June 2017: 1 in 4 people in Sri Lanka are between the ages of 15 and 29 years. This is a critical period in life for youth to develop accurate knowledge and attitudes on sexual and... Read more
19 June 2017
In the News
Colombo, 16 June 2017: The UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security identifies five key pillars for action: youth participation, protection, prevention, partnerships and... Read more
5 June 2017
Statement
  UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his... Read more
5 May 2017
Feature Story
Sri Lanka, with a free health care system has much to boast in the provision of reproductive health services. The country’s health indicators are often envied among its South Asian counterparts. This... Read more
7 April 2017
In the News
Trincomalee, 2 April 2017: Young people make up ¼ of the population in Sri Lanka. As the driving force of the country, youth are critical for economic, cultural, and social development of Sri Lanka’s... Read more
4 April 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 4 April 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This... Read more
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

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