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  • Opening remarks by Beate Trankmann, UNDP 50th Anniversary, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Feb 25, 2016

    A warm welcome to UN House to celebrate UNDP’s 50th anniversary. Less than 12 hours ago Ministers from around the world had their own celebration for UNDP’s 50th in New York. Fifty years ago, one in every three people around the world was living in poverty. It was against that backdrop that the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, was founded in 1966. The then UN Secretary General U Thant said the new organization puts the United Nations on the "front-line of a global war on want."

  • Launch of the State of World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Jan 28, 2016

    Did you know, that in Mongolia more than 5000 people provided feedback through the “My World Survey”, sharing their opinion and ideas on priorities for the formulation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? All those votes were collected thanks to the active engagement of volunteers including the UN Youth Advisory Panel of Mongolia.

  • The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 to be launched in Mongolia Jan 27, 2016

    On Thursday 28 January 2016, Mongolian version of the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme will be launched at 10am at the UN House in Ulaanbaatar, 3rd floor auditorium. The Report was translated into Mongolian by UNV Mongolia in collaboration with Online Volunteers in Mongolia.

  • Beate Trankmann: Speech at the Official Launch of UN-REDD Mongolia Programme Jan 26, 2016

    Welcome to the Official Launch of the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme. When we think about climate change and the contributions by different sectors to greenhouse gas emissions, usually the energy and transport sectors come to mind. But globally, around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions are generated through forest loss and forest degradation.

  • UNRC/ UNDP RR- Opening remarks – Launch of the GHDR 2015-Mongolia Dec 15, 2015

    The report was launched globally just yesterday in Addis Ababa by the UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Since the introduction of the concept in the first Human Development Report, human development has been about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of economies. This idea focuses on people, and their choices and opportunities.

  • Statement by Beate Trankann, UN Resident Coordinator- Conference of Parties (COP21) Dec 14, 2015

    Today is an important day. Over the weekend, 195 nations reached a historic agreement in Paris to combat climate change and take action towards the sustainable future for our planet. For the first time, all nations have pledged to curb emissions and take common climate action based on their historic, current and future responsibilities.

  • Tackling corruption in the construction sector of Mongolia Dec 9, 2015

    The Independent Agency against Corruption (IAAC) of Mongolia has been undertaking various measures targeting the private sector. This year, it has been planned to organize a consultative meeting with the construction sector companies to discuss the current situation of corruption in the sector, obstacles being faced, and potential solutions for overcoming these obstacles

  • Opening remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Coordinator Mongolia, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015 Dec 4, 2015

    It is my pleasure to be part of today’s International Volunteer Day 2015 celebration, with such a diverse group of participants and volunteers. Today is the day when we come together make visible your contributions to development - at local, national and international level. I would like to start my opening remarks with a big thanks to all of you for your dedication to improve the lives of so many.

  • International Volunteer Day 2015 Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer! Dec 4, 2015

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Mongolia, together with Network of Mongolian Volunteer Organizations (NMVO) and other local partners, hosted the annual celebration of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015 from 3 to 5 December 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. IVD 2015 not only celebrated volunteerism in all its facets, but also emphasized volunteers’ contributions to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals, from children to the elderly.

  • 13th Regional Seminar of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific Tackling Corruption in Development Projects Nov 19, 2015

    I 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.

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