Sri Lanka was among the four countries which won Awards for Excellence which celebrate recent national and regional human development reports that have excelled in crafting and promoting human solutions to development challenges. The human development reporting team of Sri Lanka was given the Award of Excellence for its 2014 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth and Development : Towards a More Inclusive Future”.
The other countries which won awards were Chile, Montenegro and Uganda. The ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters on December 6th, 2016. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway was the chief guest of the event. Mr. Jorn Sorensen, Country Director for UNDP and Ms. Sonali Dayaratne, Policy Specialist, UNDP Country Office accepted the award on behalf of the reporting team.
They are photographed with the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera soon after the awards ceremony (Above)