Sri Lanka is one of the few countries that performed well in education, health sector in the region under the Millennium Development Goals, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vice President Takahiro Inaba said.
“Sri Lanka is one the few countries in the region that perform well where the education and health sector due to prudent invest in these areas by the Government, he added.
Inaba was here on a short visit to meet Sri Lankan JCI members last week.
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of the world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
He said that JCI has officially partnered with the UN since 1954. Through the years, these relationships have expanded to include various branches in the UN system as the two organizations collaborate to magnify their collective impact.
Sri Lankan youth have all the leadership and skills are on par with other developed countries in the region. Therefore, Sri Lankan health and education sectors are play a pivotal role for the well-being of the Sri Lankan society, Inaba said.
In 2003, JCI committed to advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-bound targets for poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. JCI members organize thousands of projects every year committed to advancing the goals and using the UN MDGs as a framework.
At JCI’s many Leadership Summits, held in collaboration with the UN, delegates join with representatives from key partners to focus on a current issue and seek workable solutions for members to enact locally.