News and Events

The European Union launches programme to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces

November 29th, 2017

The European Union launched one of the largest programmes of development support in the country. The European Union will contribute Rs. 5.4 billion in to reduce poverty in the provinces by improving the income of poor people living in rural areas and helping to ensure that they have enough food to eat, even in times of hardship. Speaking […]

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Celebrating partnerships – An exhibition on five years of collaboration under the EU-Support to District Development Programme

October 17th, 2017

An exhibition celebrating partnerships built over the course of five years opened in Mannar and Vavuniya on 10 October and 12 October respectively.  The event is part of the European Union’s Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP), which helps the poorest communities in Sri Lanka by providing basic infrastructure and services that benefit the local […]

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The Government of Sri Lanka, European Union, United Nations and IFC jointly inaugurate the exhibition ‘Celebrating Partnerships’

October 17th, 2017

The roaming exhibition which was showcased in the Northern Province has now reached the districts of Ampara and Batticaloa. Inaugurated on 17 October in Ampara and 19 October in Battlicaloa, the pictures show a series of development work that has been done to address the needs of the population. This exhibition is part of the […]

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EU and FAO improves the capacity of local service providers to better serve the rural fisher and farmer communities in the North

September 20th, 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the European Union (EU) has completed renovation of the Agriculture Adaptive Research Center, and the Government Seed Production Farm located in Thandikulam in the Vavuniya district. The improvement of the two institutions will contribute immensely towards agricultural development and modernization in the […]

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EU & ILO helps develop skills among youth in Mannar

September 20th, 2017

Creating job opportunities for young people and promoting “Productive employment and decent work” are important elements in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mandate. As a former conflict-affected region, Mannar is now moving towards rehabilitation and sustainable development where human capacity development plays a key role in reaching the goals set by the government of Sri Lanka. As […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

The European Union launches programme to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces

November 29th, 2017

The European Union launched one of the largest programmes of development support in the country. The European Union will contribute Rs. 5.4 billion in to reduce poverty in the provinces by improving the income of poor people living in rural areas and helping to ensure that they have enough food to eat, even in times of hardship. Speaking […]

Read More

Celebrating partnerships – An exhibition on five years of collaboration under the EU-Support to District Development Programme

October 17th, 2017

An exhibition celebrating partnerships built over the course of five years opened in Mannar and Vavuniya on 10 October and 12 October respectively.  The event is part of the European Union’s Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP), which helps the poorest communities in Sri Lanka by providing basic infrastructure and services that benefit the local […]

Read More

The Government of Sri Lanka, European Union, United Nations and IFC jointly inaugurate the exhibition ‘Celebrating Partnerships’

October 17th, 2017

The roaming exhibition which was showcased in the Northern Province has now reached the districts of Ampara and Batticaloa. Inaugurated on 17 October in Ampara and 19 October in Battlicaloa, the pictures show a series of development work that has been done to address the needs of the population. This exhibition is part of the […]

Read More

EU and FAO improves the capacity of local service providers to better serve the rural fisher and farmer communities in the North

September 20th, 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the European Union (EU) has completed renovation of the Agriculture Adaptive Research Center, and the Government Seed Production Farm located in Thandikulam in the Vavuniya district. The improvement of the two institutions will contribute immensely towards agricultural development and modernization in the […]

Read More

EU & ILO helps develop skills among youth in Mannar

September 20th, 2017

Creating job opportunities for young people and promoting “Productive employment and decent work” are important elements in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mandate. As a former conflict-affected region, Mannar is now moving towards rehabilitation and sustainable development where human capacity development plays a key role in reaching the goals set by the government of Sri Lanka. As […]

Read More