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  • Statement for CAREC Ministerial Conference, 25 Sept. 2015 Thomas Eriksson, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Mongolia Sep 25, 2015

    First and foremost, I would like to thank the Government of Mongolia for hosting this event in this beautiful venue and its generous hospitality and the CAREC Secretariat for the impeccable organization. Today is a momentous day for development. In a few hours the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit will start in New York, where world leaders are gathered to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals and agree on the post-2015 development agenda.

  • International Youth Day 2015 Mongolia:Photo and Video Contest Sep 24, 2015

    Celebrating the International Youth Day 2015 (12 August) and Youth Month in Mongolia, UN Volunteers (UNV) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mongolia, in cooperation with UN Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP), carried out an online photo and video contest called “Youth4Mongolia.” The contest, which lasted between 29 July and 25 August 2015, asked the Mongolian youth with two questions: “How are you contributing to Mongolia’s development? What can young people do for better Mongolia?”

  • Signing ceremony of UN- REDD Mongolia National Programme Document Sep 18, 2015

    On behalf of the UN, I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Government of Mongolia for its commitment to the REDD+ initiative and implementation of the readiness activities, including the preparation of its REDD+ Readiness Roadmap since joining the UN REDD as a partner country in 2011.

  • Key Note address by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Sep 17, 2015

    In only 10 days, world leaders are scheduled to adopt a new global development framework – the Sustainable Development Goals - to replace the MDGs ending this year. I would also like to thank the Parliament of Mongolia for hosting this important meeting which follows on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s parliament.

  • Supporting action on climate change: Pole to Paris in Mongolia Sep 6, 2015

    2015 is a pivotal year for global action to address the pressing climate change. The responsibility to act lies on all of us as Mr. Price concluded: “Our choices over the next decade will determine what world awaits us for the next century and beyond. We are already late to this race, and it is now all of our responsibilities to ensure we now run as fast as we can to the finish line.”

  • Opening remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN RC & UNDP RR Pole to Paris, 4 September, 2015 Sep 4, 2015

    This is a great subject for my first official event in Mongolia since taking office last week. It’s a subject close to my heart and one that I worked on a lot in Indonesia my previous duty station – Indonesia of course being one of the top global emitters of Greenhouse gas emission and as such a frontline country in the fight against climate change. Dan’s first stop after leaving Australia for his long journey to Paris was Indonesia and we held some joint events there, too. So, Dan great to see you now in Mongolia with quite a few more thousands of kilometers under your belt.

  • Inclusive participation through volunteerism in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda Opening remarks by Mr. Thomas Eriksson, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Mongolia Jun 15, 2015

    First of all, thank you very much to all of you for participating in today’s consultation workshop on volunteerism. I am very pleased to open today’s consultation on behalf of UN Volunteers (UNV) programme and UNDP. Volunteers are central to the future development agenda of any country and of the world – the SDGs. I will highlight this in three ways:

  • Discussing volunteerism at the national level Jun 15, 2015

    Today, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), Network of Mongolia Volunteer Organizations (NMVO) and Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS), Mongolian Youth Federation (MYF) jointly organized a National Consultation Workshop on Volunteerism in the UN House, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Workshop brought together participants from the government, civil society, volunteering organizations and private sector partners.

  • Award given for the best environmental journalism of 2015 Jun 15, 2015

    In view of the World Environment Day, the 2015 competition on the best environmental media products was organized by “Green World” Environmental Journalism Club of the Press Institute of Mongolia in cooperation with UNDP Mongolia. UNDP supported the competition through its two projects implemented jointly with the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism: “Ecosystem Based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia” and “Mongolia’s Network of Managed Resources Protected Areas”.

  • National Consultaton Meeting on Volunteerism Jun 10, 2015

    In previous years Mongolia witnessed progressive dialogues and cooperative efforts towards the enabling environment creation for volunteerism promotion in the country, which was led by the Office of the President of Mongolia and civil society partners. Currently there are many more promising discussions going on in relation to promotion of volunteerism, civic engagement and youth roles in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) not only at the national level but also at regional and global level.

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