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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

9 May 2014

WCY2014 - UNFPA makes the case for investing in Youth

The demographic dividend represents a golden opportunity for many developing countries to experience accelerated economic growth as a result of changes in the population age structure. But harnessing... Read more

8 May 2014

WCY2014 - UNFPA Discusses The Right to Health of Adolescent Girls

In the definition of the post-2015 development framework, strong investment in the health of adolescent girls needs to be a top priority in order to close the equity gap worldwide and contribute to... Read more

15 March 2014

UNFPA meets with SLCOG to develop guidelines on maternal care

UNFPA Sri Lanka has been working with the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (SLCOG) and the Family Health Bureau of the Ministry of Health since last year to develop guidelines... Read more

11 March 2014

Consultation on SAARC Youth Charter

There was a well-represented cross section Sri Lanka's youth at the National Consultation on the SAARC Youth Charter, which took place at the United Nations Conference room on the 11th of March 2014.... Read more