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
Development Framework
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2018 - 2022

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.

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Transformational change is possible

Women and men belong at the same table – whether that table is in the boardroom, the classroom, halls of justice or halls of parliament. Transformational change is possible – Hanaa Singer, UN Resident Coordinator

International Mother Languages Day

On February 21, the United Nations celebrates International Mother Languages Day. At the UN in Sri Lanka we celebrated the day in partnership with the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Education. Observance of the Day recognizes Sri Lanka’s efforts to promote multi-lingualism and multi-culturalism in strengthening mutual trust, understanding and respect among communities.

WFP and S4IG embark on a strategic partnership to address poor nutrition in Sri Lanka

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative of the Australian Government, have signed an agreement to work together to promote healthy diets. One of the key features is a collaboration with Supreme Chef, a popular competitive cooking TV show in Sri Lanka.

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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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