The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

The United Nations has been working with Sri Lanka for over 60 years. Collectively, through its specialised agencies, the United Nations Family strives to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people of Sri Lanka.

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Message by UN Resident Coordinator a.i. on Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka

Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. in Sri Lanka, released a message to the media on 19 May 2016 in light of the island wide floods and landslide situation.

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Remarks by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO on ‘Soft Power for Peace and Development – UNESCO and the SDGs’

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Irina Bokova, delivered a lecture on the topic of ‘Soft Power for Peace and Development – UNESCO and the SDGs’ on 16 August 2016 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo.

Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) led by Government with UN, EU, and World Bank

On 18 July 2016, the Sri Lanka Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for the recent floods and landslides was initiated under the leadership of the Ministry of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, together with UN Agencies, the European Union, and the World Bank.

Joint Briefing on the Peacebuilding Priority Plan to Heads of Diplomatic Missions

On 7 July 2016, the Foreign Minister, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, and the UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Ms. Una McCauley, held a joint briefing session on the Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) to the Heads of Diplomatic Missions. The briefing provided the opportunity for Heads of Missions to discuss the PPP, its objectives, and progress.

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In September 2015, 193 World Leaders unanimously committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve extraordinary things by 2030. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all nations to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The United Nations in Sri Lanka is working closely with the Government and people of this country to ensure that these goals can be achieved.

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