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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UN Secretary-General appoints Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as Envoy on Youth

Presently working as an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Ms. Wickramanayake will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as the Secretary-General’s next Envoy on Youth.

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Peace Day Message by UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Una McCauley

In light of International Peace Day on Thursday, 21 September, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, published a message highlighting the need for communities to stand together against injustice in Sri Lanka.

Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka’s best hope

In light of International Youth Day on Saturday, 12 August, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, published an article highlighting the need to encourage youth building peace in Sri Lanka.

Government and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018 – 2022

The Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations signed the 2018 – 2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri Lanka’s long term development priorities.

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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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