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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United Nations Sustainable
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2018 - 2022

Apocalyptic climate events: is this the future we are promising the next generation?

Climate change is progressing exponentially faster than our efforts to address it. It is a challenge that no country can opt out of addressing. If we don’t act now, when we ask the next generation to dream – it is going to be with a fine print that reads of limited possibilities in a world of crisis. That would be our collective legacy.

‘The Potential Role of Young Leaders and Volunteers in Preventing Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka’ and the launch of the ‘Youth Peace Panel’.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka marked International Day of Peace with the launch of the key findings of a study on ‘The Potential Role of Young Leaders and Volunteers in Preventing Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka’ and the launch of the ‘Youth Peace Panel’ – delivered in partnership with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Sri Lanka and Chrysalis, and supported by United Nations Peacebuilding.

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Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer at the launch of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supported programme for prison officers

As a result of the training, prison officers will have the necessary skillset to disrupt organised crime networks operating from inside the prisons and effectively prevent and manage high-risk prisoners. The training will facilitate the early detection and disruption of radicalisation, as well as provide a secure and safe environment where rehabilitation programmes and disengagement interventions can be delivered. Specific attention will be paid to ensure prison management is in conformity with international minimum standards and human rights.

Message on the International Day of Democracy

There is no single model of democracy exemplified by a given country or region; rather, democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems.

Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer at 2019 AIESEC YouthSpeak Forum – “Transforming Youth, Transforming Sri Lanka”

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer was a Speaker at the AISEC YouthSpeak Forum “Transforming Youth, Transforming Sri Lanka” on September 11, 2019. The Resident Coordinator spoke to university undergraduates and recent graduates on making positive social change in the areas of climate action and responsible consumption and production.

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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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