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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
10 July 2017
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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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

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