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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... Read more

28 May 2014

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

May 27 marked an important day for UNFPA in the sphere of medical and judicial services. For the first time ever, a set of guidelines for the... 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

1 January 2014

Ending the cycle of violence against women

  One quarter of adolescent girls have been victims of physical violence since the age of 15 One in three adolescent girls has suffered violence committed by her husband or her partner. Startling... Read more

11 October 2013

UNFPA’s support to the well-being of women and girl’s in Sri Lanka receives recognition

Mr. Alain Sibenaler, UNFPA Representative, receives the award appreciation from Madam Shiranthi Rajapakse, First Lady of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon. Minister of Women Development and Child... Read more

13 August 2011

Debate Competition Highlights Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Sri Lankan Youth

COLOMBO – The first nationwide youth led debate competition on adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) was recently held in the Sri Lankan... Read more