UN Congratulates Sri Lanka on Launch of first-ever Multi-Sectional Action Plan on Nutrition
Moneragala, 6th December: At an event attended by government and development partners, the President of Sri Lanka, Hon Chamal Rajapaksa launched the country’s first-ever Multi-sectoral Action Plan to reduce maternal and child malnutrition in the country.
At a colorful ceremony held at SHAMS Central College, with hundreds of children from different communities, UNICEF urged the children of Sri Lanka to be ambassadors for peace, tolerance and harmony in their schools and communities
COLOMBO, 12 November 2013—United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Sri Lanka expresses its concern for children and families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) and calls on all Sri Lankans to show their solidarity with the children and families who have suffered from the disaster. The disaster has affected an estimated 9.8 million people. At least half of them are children.
New UNICEF Representative for Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11th October 2013. Ms. Una McCauley has assumed office as the new representative for UNICEF in Sri Lanka. Ms. McCauley presented her credentials to the Minister of External Affairs, Hon. G. L. Peiris on the 11th of October.
Invest in Early Childhood says UNICEF
Colombo, 3rd August 2013 – A UNICEF-funded research report on Early Childhood Development (ECD) was launched today by Hon. Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena, at a ceremony in Colombo. The report will help to lay the foundation for strong ECD programming across all sectors in the country by providing guidance to parents and caregivers on proper care practices and key development benchmarks for Sri Lankan children below the age of five.
Strong gains in exclusive breast-feeding must be sustained, says UNICEF
Sri Lanka Seeks Solutions for the Last Vulnerable Children to Complete their EducationAt a workshop dedicated to finding solutions for school drop-outs, the Ministry of Education, UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) unveiled a joint study on Out of School Children made possible by support from AusAID. The study is part of a global initiative conducted by UNICEF and UIS, to investigate where, how many and why children are out of school or at risk of dropping out. The study looks at barriers and bottlenecks to enrollment and identifies measures that can lead to the inclusion of these children.
Sri Lanka Launches Nutrition Month
"Give us opportunities. Disability is not inability"
At an event dedicated to highlighting the state of children with disabilities in Sri Lanka and the world, UNICEF’s Regional Director for South Asia, Karin Hulshof launched a report that lays out current challenges as well as the way forward for creating inclusive societies for children with disabilities. “If we want to achieve the MDGs; if we want a world with equity, then we need to address issues around children with disabilities,” said Hulshof at the launch event.
UNICEF Commends Sri Lanka for putting children at the center of multi-sectoral policy discussion on quality pre-school and primary education
Galle, May 6, 2013:
At the end of last week, Presidential Secretaria and UNICEF jointly organized a two day workshop that brought together a cross section of policy makers from across the country to examine challenges in implementing quality pre-school and "child friendly" education in Sri Lanka.