Sri Lanka wins Future Policy Award 2021 for pesticide control suicide prevention

Sri Lanka has been awarded a special accolade at Future Policy Award 2021, in recognition of the policies and laws adopted to regulate highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) and to reduce the suicide rate in the country.

The UN-backed Award, often referred to as the ‘Oscar on Best Polices,’ celebrates the most effective policy solutions that minimise the adverse effects of exposure to chemicals on human health and the environment.