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The Situation in Sri Lanka

History of UNICEF in Sri Lanka

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State of the World's Children

 

The '80s

1980

*The National Committee formed in 1978 becomes the Children’s Secretariat, the first government body to focus specifically on formulating child-related policies.

1982

*Legislation is passed to increase maternity leave benefits from six weeks to three months for working women after the UNICEF-assisted study and symposium on the impact of leave on breastfeeding.

1984

*Measles vaccine is introduced to the national immunization programme with UNICEF assistance.

1989

*Sri Lanka achieves Universal Child Immunization status on 3rd December.

 

 

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