1967 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka
Since 1967, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as a key development partner in Sri Lanka, has been working to achieve sustainable human development in economic, social and environmental fronts. As the development arm of the United Nations, UNDP’s overarching goal is to empower and improve the lives of people.
Working closely with the Government at national, regional and local levels, the civil society and the private sector, UNDP’s work spans across poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environmental sustainability. UNDP is proud to have worked with the people of Sri Lanka for nearly five decades, and is now focused on helping the country usher in the Post 2015 Development Agenda to achieve sustainable human development with a renewed commitment to empower women and youth.