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  • Social Good Summit Mongolia: Opening remarks by Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Sep 24, 2016

    As we begin this year’s Summit, I would like to take you on a journey. Imagine, for a moment, that we are in the year 2030. What kind of Mongolia do you want to be living in? A country in which every child in the countryside can afford to finish school?

  • UNDP Executive Board approved a new Country Programme for Mongolia (2017-2021) Sep 22, 2016

    The Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme approved the Country Programme for Mongolia for the period 2017-2021 in New York.

  • Speech at North East Asian cities Mayors’ Forum, By Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative Aug 4, 2016

    In 2008, for the first time in human history, the world population living in cities exceeded that of people living in the country side. The Asia Pacific region is home to half the world’s urban population. Eleven of the largest 20 cities in the world are located in Asia.

  • Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UNDP Resident Representative - Launch of Mongolia National Human Development Report 2016 Jun 14, 2016

    Welcome to the launch of the sixth Mongolia National Human Development Report, Building a Better Tomorrow: Including Youth in the Development of Mongolia. Since the introduction of the concept in the first Human Development Report in 1990, human development has been about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of economies. This idea focuses on people, and explores the opportunities people have to live the lives they choose.

  • Young People Critical to Mongolia’s Future Jun 14, 2016

    With northeast Asia’s youngest population and more than a third of citizens at working-age, land-locked Mongolia has the potential to develop rapidly in the coming decades. To unlock that potential, expanding the capabilities and choices of young people is crucial, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report. Now is the time to capitalize on this, to ensure that Mongolia’s demographic dividend does not become a demographic burden.

  • Mongolia to Cut Carbon in Construction Sector Jun 8, 2016

    A new initiative to develop and incentivize ecological, low-emission and energy-efficient approaches in Mongolia’s construction and housing sector is being launched this year. The “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the construction sector in Mongolia” (NAMA) Project will run until 2020. It aims to limit the need for coal-powered heating and reduce the country’s winter air pollution.

  • Corruption Risk Assessment in Mining Sector of Mongolia Jun 7, 2016

    It is a pleasure to mark the launch of the Corruption Risk Assessment in Mining Sector of Mongolia, commissioned by the United Nations Development Program and prepared by the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia.

  • 2017-2021 UNDAF signing event Jun 3, 2016

    It is a great pleasure to be with you today to sign the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework which will guide the work of the UN in Mongolia in the coming 5 years, 2017-2021. This UNDAF is the result of a year of intensive consultations between the Government and the UN and its signature comes at an opportune moment. 2016 marks the first year of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as a global call-to-action to rid the world of poverty, make sure that all people benefit from development and stop environmental degradation and climate change.


    The Government of Mongolia (GoM) and the United Nations (UN) signed today the UN Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF) for 2017-2021. The UNDAF will guide UN support in the country over the next five years and marks a significant new chapter in the GoM-UN partnership.

  • Signing ceremony MOU between UB city and UNDP Mongolia: Speech by Beate Trankmann Jun 2, 2016

    It is a great pleasure and honor to be here to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the UB city and UNDP Mongolia. This event marks the beginning of a renewed partnership and long-term collaboration between our two institutions.