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16 December 2015

UNFPA Sri Lanka Launches its First Inter-generational Dialogue: Generation to Generation for Our Sri Lanka

  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its first in a series of inter-generational dialogues on the shifting population dimensions in Sri Lanka and its significance in shaping future... Read more

14 December 2015

UNFPA Marks Sri Lanka 60th Anniversary of Joining UN with Student Debates

  Approximately 200 students, faculty members as well as representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other UN agencies gathered at the University of Colombo on Monday, 14... Read more

3 December 2015

Shelter from the Storm: Caring for Women and Girls in Crisis

By Alain Sibenaler, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund Sri Lanka   We live in turbulent times. More than a billion people alive today have seen their lives upended by various... Read more

2 December 2015

UNFPA turns orange to support campaign to end gender-based violence in Sri Lanka

Raising their hands to the sky, staff from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Colombo, painted their hands a bright orange, to highlight this year’s slogan of the United Nations... Read more

17 August 2014

UNFPA and Y-PEER join the fun at the Centenary Scout Jamboree Celebrations!

The scouts in Colombo celebrated one hundred years of service (1914-2014) from the 1st to 7th August 2014 in Madampe, Sri Lanka, hosting a range of outdoor and indoor activities like musical and... Read more

5 June 2014

An Intrinsic Look at the Forum on Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Evidence suggests that gender-based violence is a widely prevalent in Sri Lanka. A plethora of factors influence and trigger gender-based violence such as alcoholism, incest, family conflict, assault... Read more

1 June 2014

In the Spotlight: Q and A with Ermiza Tegal on the forum on GBV

The Forum against Gender Based Violence was setup in August 2005 following a consultation with selected agencies in order to facilitate greater coordination, understanding, and sharing of resources... Read more

29 May 2014

World Conference Calls for a Youth Goal in Post-2015 Agenda

COLOMBO—Over 1,500 young people from 163 countries and ministers from nearly 30 countries gathered in Sri Lanka from 6-10 May to discuss, negotiate and place young people at the heart of the post-... Read more

28 May 2014

UNFPA takes a bold step towards improving the lives of sexually abused survivors in Sri Lanka

The set of guidelines was adapted from the ‘Guidelines on Clinical Management of Rape Survivors' developed by the WHO in partnership with UNFPA. In the past, much emphasis was given to the medico-... Read more

10 May 2014

The Largest Gathering of Youth in the World - UNFPA at the WCY2014

The World Conference on Youth (WCY2014) kicked off in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from the 6 to the 10th of May, and brought together over 2,000 young people from 163 countries to discuss the role of youth... Read more