13th Regional Seminar of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific Tackling Corruption in Development ProjectsNov 19, 2015I would like to express my gratitude to the Government of Mongolia, in particular the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC), for hosting this important event bringing together policy-makers, experts and practitioners to discuss the issue of tackling corruption in development projects.
International Volunteer Day 2015 Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!Nov 13, 2015The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Mongolia, together with Mongolian Network of Volunteer Organizations (MNVO) and other local partners, host the annual celebration of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015 between 3 and 5 December 2015. IVD 2015 will not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets, but also emphasize volunteers’ contributions to the new Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals, from children to the elderly.
United Nations 70th Anniversary: Remarks by Ms. B. Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator, MongoliaOct 27, 2015Welcome to UN house and thank you for joining us here today to celebrate a special birthday - the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Today is also a special day for Mongolia. 54 years ago to the day, Mongolia became the 101st member country of UN. I would like to thank Mongolia for its valuable contributions to UN affairs and the important support to UN peacekeeping operations. Let me also take the opportunity to recognize the strong and trusted cooperation that the Government of Mongolia extends to UN agencies and programmes here in country.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015Oct 16, 2015A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years. At the heart of this agenda is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030”. With this goal, humanity’s long-held aspiration to end the scourge of poverty and hunger is within reach. We can be the first generation to succeed in eradicating poverty.
Civil Society and Government Dialogue on UPR recommendations:Opening Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident RepresentativeOct 15, 2015First of all, let me express my sincere appreciation to you for your active participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process over the last few months. Many of you took part in preparation of the national report and in the NGO and stakeholder submissions where you raised your concerns and expressed your views on various human rights issues in Mongolia.
Opening Remaks by Beate Trankmann, UN RC and UNDP RR: 4th National Forum on Protected AreasOct 12, 2015Ladies and gentlemen, the well-being of our planet and that of current and future generations is dependent on the successful protection of biodiversity and the conservation of our ecosystems. Time is of the essence as we have long exceeded the self-generative capacities of Mother Nature and the global consumption pace of biocapital exceeds the self-healing powers of the earth. The UN Secretary General often says that there is no “planet-B”.
Together for women's empowerment: Kazakhstan and Mongolia sharing good practicesOct 9, 2015At the beginning of October Kazakhstan and Mongolia shared experiences and good practices in promoting women’s empowerment in public and private sectors. A group of 18 Kazakh women entrepreneurs; representatives of the National Commission for Women Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy, Ministry of National Economy, the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Combating Corruption, and the JSC "Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture"; civil society leaders; and UNDP Kazakhstan staff visited Mongolia from 7 to 9 October 2015.
Opening remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN RC & UNDP RROct 5, 2015Today’s festival includes the participation of aimag representatives, soum authorities and local community groups from 9 soums of the Eastern Region. We also have representatives from the West who I would like to welcome and who came here to learn from your experiences. And we have quite a few UNDP colleagues from UB and from projects joining. This is indeed a great opportunity for experience sharing and to foster closer collaboration.
Statement by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator, Launch of Sustainable Development GoalsSep 28, 2015This weekend the world entered a new era. On 25 September 2015, leaders from 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals - the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The SDGs are a global call to action to end poverty, fight inequality, protect the planet and ensure that all human beings enjoy peace and prosperity without leaving anyone behind.
Youth in Mongolia launched the new Sustainable Development GoalsSep 26, 2015With the theme “New Goals. New power. New technology,” the second annual Social Good Summit Mongolia was held on September 26, 2015 at IT Park in Ulaanbaatar. Interactive sessions, speakers and presentations by and for young people explored how youth in Mongolia can contribute to the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using innovation, technology and new media. More than 150 young women and men discussed and engaged with three main topics: Health; Environment; and Education and Opportunities.
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