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Private Sectors Tackling Childcare

Businesses in Sri Lanka that offer childcare support to their employees can gain a significant positive impact on recruitment, retention and productivity of workers, especially women, according to a new report released by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

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'Inspired Gifts' launch on

UNICEF and leading online retail destination have partnered to launch Sri Lanka’s first line of ‘Inspired Gifts’, essential supply items that when purchased online support and improve the lives of children and communities. 

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Early Childhood Critical for Success

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos called Sri Lankan Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake “the smartest guy at Princeton”. Marking World Children’s Day, Dr. Rajakarunanayake explains how his early childhood enabled his success, and why every child in Sri Lanka must have the same chance. 

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KOICA & UNICEF partner on Education

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a new multi-year partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to support education projects in the Kilinochchi district of Sri Lanka. 

#ENDViolence in schools

Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. 

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Invest more in ECD to build brains

In a landmark event, marking Policy Makers Day of National Early Childhood Care Week 2018, Building Brains, Building Futures, The Sri Lanka Early Childhood Development (ECD) High-Level Meeting presented early childhood-centric budget proposals to the Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media for his consideration in the 2019 National Budget.

SL children need more Eat, Play, Love

 UNICEF opens petition, launches Father’s Day campaign featuring musician Jananath Warakagoda, former Sri Lanka rugby captain Fazil Marija, and broadcaster K D Pragash, to show how through ‘eat, play and love’ parents can build their children’s brains, and transform their futures.

Donate to UNICEF SL via Pay&Go

 Sri Lankan’s across the country are now able to directly donate to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) work for children and young people, though Pay&Go nationwide network of payment kiosks.

SL prepares for climate change

Sri Lanka needs stronger disaster preparedness and response to combat climate change.
Australian Government, WFP and UNICEF launch partnership to help communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters. 

UNICEF celebrates SL breastfeeding rate

Babies in South Asia including Sri Lanka are more likely to be breastfed than any other region in the world and are breastfed for longer, UNICEF said in a new analysis released today. 

UNICEF SL mourns passing of UNRC

With deep sadness, UNICEF Sri Lanka mourns the passing of Ms. Una McCauley, United Nations Sri Lanka Resident Coordinator, UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative and prior to this, UNICEF’s Representative in Sri Lanka. The most senior UN official in Sri Lanka, Ms. McCauley was an inspirational leader, a dedicated humanitarian and a true champion for children. 

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