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UNFPA Sri Lanka’s Youth Programme is a holistic programme, which looks at youth at the center of development through a national and provincial lens; in the areas of youth-led policy making, policy implementation, youth leadership and Comprehensive Reproductive Health Education (CRHE).

UNFPA Sri Lanka has had a long standing relationship with the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, during the war and the immediate aftermath including the resettlement period providing and ensuring reproductive health care services, distribution of maternity kits among pregnant women and hygiene/dignity kits amongst women and girls of reproductive age. It is with this background that UNFPA Sri Lanka is now engaging with the Northern Provincial Council Ministry of Youth Affairs to develop a Provincial Youth Policy. For this purpose all relevant stakeholders from Government, corporate and civil society and youth leaders will be brought together to contribute toward this effort. The objective is to identify specific needs of youth in the Northern Province and then begin a process of advocating and supporting the Provincial Council to formulate a youth centered policy.