News and Events

HEALTHY, SAFE AND A JOYFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

September 13th, 2017

Sri Lanka, Pallewela 22 June 2015 – A beehive of delightful little girls and boys dance to traditional drums welcoming the dawn of a fresh new beginning for the small village preschool of Pallewela. Their voices reach a joyful crescendo as they sing their favourite nursery rhymes in unison to the group of parents and […]

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WHEN SOMETHING BASIC CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

September 13th, 2017

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “A toilet is something very basic, but some people can not afford one on their own, because they don’t have that much money to spare,” says J. Sumanawathi, the Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteer working in the village of Mahakachchakoduya, in the Vavuniya District. SLRC is UNICEF’s local […]

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CHANGING COURSE

September 13th, 2017

Rebuilding schools by responding to multiple challenges Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “The children of this area had so much to deal with, their lives were affected in many ways due to the war,” says Karthi Sabaratnam, UNICEF Education Officer. “The children needed to recover as fast as they possibly could, they could […]

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CREATING OUR OWN CHANNELS FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER

September 13th, 2017

Mannar, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “The new water system is a blessing. Our health depends on it,” says Naslia Nilan from the village of Periya Madhu in Mannar district.  Her neighbour is somewhat more pragmatic: “People struggled and fought for this, it didn’t happen overnight.” The story of the community water supply scheme, […]

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A Police Officer Can Be a Friend

September 13th, 2017

Understanding Children and Recognizing the Needs of Childhood Police Officer Shalika Silva realized how little she knew about child protection Mannar, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – Shalika Madumali Silva is a young police officer from Southern Sri Lanka working in the Northern district of Mannar.  Her posting to the Women and Child Desk at […]

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Implementing Organisations

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, IFC uses its capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

In Sri Lanka, IFC’s strategy lays emphasis predominantly on inclusive growth via support to farmers, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and labour-intensive industries; and global integration by enhancing growth and competitiveness of priority sectors. IFC priorities include access to finance, infrastructure, tourism, and agribusiness, with a focus on balanced regional growth.

For more information about IFC, please click here.

 


 

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations specialized agency that promotes a job-centered and rights-based approach to development through social justice and the Decent Work Agenda. To this end, the ILO advocates for full and productive employment coupled with rights, representation and protection in the world of work as a means to reduce poverty.

Decent work is built on four strategic objectives: promoting fundamental principles and rights at work premised on international labour standards; employment and income opportunities; social protection and social security; and social dialogue and tripartism.

These objectives hold for all workers, women and men, in both formal and informal economies; in wage employment or working on their own account; in the fields, factories and offices; in their home or in the community.

The ILO fulfills its mission by setting international labour standards, as well as shaping policies and programmes through its unique tripartite structure of workers’ and employers’ organizations participating as equal partners to governments.

The ILO provides technical assistance to its member states through a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), which detail the policies, strategies and results required to realize progress in each country, towards the goal of decent work for all.

For more information about this organization, please click here.

 


 

Logo-1Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) creates and shares critical information about food, agriculture and natural resources. And it turns this knowledge into action by providing developing countries and countries in transition with modern and improved agriculture practices including provision for improved livestock, forestry, fisheries and efficient environmental practices. Making sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food is at the heart of FAO’s efforts. FAO in Sri Lanka works closely with the government to implement programmes in areas such as improved agricultural production systems, aquaculture development, nutrition, and climate change adaptation, with an aim to drive forward economic and social progress for all and ensuring the sustainable management and utilisation of naturalresources. FAO also supports capacity development of technical officers in Government departments through training, workshops and seminars.

For more information about this organization, please click here.

 


 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka works with national and local partners and institutions to increase their capacity to plan, implement, monitor and sustain inclusive,socio-economic development. It creates sustainable livelihoods and protects human rights with special attention to the needs of the marginalised including conflict-affected communities, womenheaded households, and youth. In addition, UNDP works towards the strengthening of local economies and governance systems to deliver social services in an equitable manner. Further, it supportsthe national agenda for sustainable development, promoting policies designed to strengthen natural resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster-risk reduction.

For more information about this organization, please click here.

 


 

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka advocates for the realisation, promotion and protection of children’s rights, especially those children who are poor, vulnerable and at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation. UNICEF mobilises political will and material resources to help developing countries like Sri Lanka build their capacity to realise children’s rights by working with a variety ofpartner organisations.

For more information about this organization, please click here.

 


 

The United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS’ operations in Sri Lanka provide customised social and economic developmentprojects that benefit vulnerable people across the country and build national and local capacities. This includes the management of infrastructure services such as the construction of schools, hospitals, urban sewerage and drainage facilities, harbours and anchorages, as well as integrated waste management services. UNOPS works closely with the Government, including Local Authorities and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability of the projects, with a focus on developing national capacity and ownership.

For more information about this organization, please click here.

News and Events

HEALTHY, SAFE AND A JOYFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

September 13th, 2017

Sri Lanka, Pallewela 22 June 2015 – A beehive of delightful little girls and boys dance to traditional drums welcoming the dawn of a fresh new beginning for the small village preschool of Pallewela. Their voices reach a joyful crescendo as they sing their favourite nursery rhymes in unison to the group of parents and […]

Read More

WHEN SOMETHING BASIC CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

September 13th, 2017

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “A toilet is something very basic, but some people can not afford one on their own, because they don’t have that much money to spare,” says J. Sumanawathi, the Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteer working in the village of Mahakachchakoduya, in the Vavuniya District. SLRC is UNICEF’s local […]

Read More

CHANGING COURSE

September 13th, 2017

Rebuilding schools by responding to multiple challenges Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “The children of this area had so much to deal with, their lives were affected in many ways due to the war,” says Karthi Sabaratnam, UNICEF Education Officer. “The children needed to recover as fast as they possibly could, they could […]

Read More

CREATING OUR OWN CHANNELS FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER

September 13th, 2017

Mannar, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – “The new water system is a blessing. Our health depends on it,” says Naslia Nilan from the village of Periya Madhu in Mannar district.  Her neighbour is somewhat more pragmatic: “People struggled and fought for this, it didn’t happen overnight.” The story of the community water supply scheme, […]

Read More

A Police Officer Can Be a Friend

September 13th, 2017

Understanding Children and Recognizing the Needs of Childhood Police Officer Shalika Silva realized how little she knew about child protection Mannar, Sri Lanka, 24 July 2017 – Shalika Madumali Silva is a young police officer from Southern Sri Lanka working in the Northern district of Mannar.  Her posting to the Women and Child Desk at […]

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