2018 - 2022
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
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.
The United States has provided a USD $600,000 grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to support the critical COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka.
UNICEF and MOE, with the support of partners, provide educational material to grade 1 and 2 students across the island ensuring continuous learning for young children during COVID-19 pandemic.
On this day of Vesak, commemorating the attainment of enlightenment by the Lord Buddha, his birth and his ultimate passing, I extend my warmest wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka.