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.

Our Mandate

United Nations Sustainable
Development Framework
(UNSDF)

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2018 - 2022

The world faces an unprecedented threat from COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global health crisis unlike any other — one that is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe. The UN in Sri Lanka is working with the Government and our partners to help to alleviate the health and socio-economic consequences of the pandemic

The United Nations launches 75th anniversary dialogues: The biggest global conversation on the world’s future starts now.

January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse settings across the world.

Other stories

UN Women helping to boost the role of Sri Lanka’s women in solving waste management problems

Sri Lankan women carry the main burden of household work, so they have knowledge and influence that could be channelled to improve community waste management, which is not only harming health and the environment but also causing disputes between different communities.

48th session of the Human Rights Council : Oral Update on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I am pleased to update the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka and the trends and issues identified in my last report.  I acknowledge the inputs sent by the Government in preparation for this update, and I note the President’s statement in June that the Government is “committed to work with the UN to ensure accountability” and will implement “necessary institutional reforms.”

Stay Home, Save Lives

Editorial by UN Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer-Hamdy on lockdowns, medical measures, and vaccination needed to save lives. She reiterates that we can defeat this virus through solidarity, partnership, and personal responsibility.

 

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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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