Beate Trankmann, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative, Mongolia
UNDP coordinates the operational activities of the UN in Mongolia. In partnership with the Government of Mongolia, civil society, academia and the donor community, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) developed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Mongolia for 2012-2016, a strategic programming framework for the UN system to support the national priorities and goals of Mongolia.
Through this UNDAF, the UN system will work with the Government of Mongolia, civil society, and other development partners on 4 strategic priorities:
The budget for the UNDAF is approximately $100 million, part of which will be mobilized through the support of donor organizations and communities.
The UNDAF was co-signed by H.E. Mr. Gombojav Zandanshatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia, on behalf of the Government of Mongolia, and by Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia.
The document was also signed by the representatives of the following UN agencies that achieve in Mongolia: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA); the World Health Organization (WHO); the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); the International Labour Organization (ILO); the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNIESCO); UN-Habitat; the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS); the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); the United Nations Volunteer programme (UNV); the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the United Nations Industrial Development Agency (UNIDO); and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In addition, UNDAF identifies key areas for UN joint programming, involving one or more of the UN agencies. Those are:
In the spirit of the ongoing UN Reform, UNCT Mongolia, together with the government, is committed to “Delivering as One United Nations” in Mongolia. Our rationale for “One UN” is to have effective, efficient and coherent programme to maximize development benefit for the people of Mongolia. Efforts are also made to accelerate the simplification and harmonization initiatives of the UN to heed to the Paris Declaration. Collaboration is being strengthened with the resident and non-resident UN agencies as well as other donors and partners. UNDP also manages the UN common services for the UN agencies in Mongolia.
For more information please visit our United Nations in Mongolia website.