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Sri Lanka
Focal point
Mr. R.H.S. Samarathunga,
Secretary,
Ministry of Environment

Mr. M.A.R.D. Jayatilake
Secretary,
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Battaramulla

Mr.S.M.D.P.A. Jayatilake
Director, Environmental Economics and Global Affairs
Documents & Reports

National Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Sri Lanka is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Capacity development of SAS member countries for the preparaion of specific policies to implement goal 14

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental Organization, established in 1982 by Governments of the eight South Asian countries to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region. Countries, namely; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have ratified the articles of Association of SACEP. It is also registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations as Multilateral Organization in accordance with under the Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. SACEP has its hea...[more]

Partners
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme - SACEP (IGO), Ministry of environment, Ministry of Shipping, Coast Guard, Navy, Disaster Management Ministry, Ministry of Fisheries of each member countries.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
IHO Hydrography Capacity Building Programme for Coastal States

The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]

Partners
International Hydrographic Organization (IGO); 87 IHO Member States (Governments); International Maritime Organization (UN); World Meteorological Organization (UN); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (NGO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a Movement, led by countries, committed to the understanding that good nutrition is the best investment of the future. The political leaders of SUN countries agree to engage all sectors of central and local governments in efforts to improve nutrition. Their governments establish priorities and plans which are backed by different stakeholders – including civil society, the United Nations system, development partners, business enterprises and researchers. SUN Countries are putting the right policies in place, collaborating with partners to implement programs wi...[more]

Partners
Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger Nigeria, Pakistan, Perù, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Tajik...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling up nutrition through a multi-sector approach

In Sri Lanka, the programme aims to combat food insecurity issues by closely aligning with national policies and using surveys completed on the national level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of investment on food security and nutrition. With the support of the National Nutrition Council, the programme has assisted the government in adopting well-informed decisions on targeting the appropriate recipients and in promoting the right combination of micro-nutrient rich foods. This program has also considered women a target group to empower and influence behavioral changes in children an...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WFP, FAO and UNICEF National partners: Government ministries, research institutes and Save the Children
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
18 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017
12 Jul 2017
5 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2016
18 Jul 2016
15 Jul 2016
14 Jul 2016
13 Jul 2016
11 Jul 2016
20 Jun 2012
6 May 2010
5 May 2006
3 May 2006
22 Apr 2005
3 Sep 2002