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  • Opening remarks at the XIII Asia Youth Council Assembly: One Asia May 19, 2015

    “The leaders of tomorrow must be heard today.” This is what the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon said at the Global Forum on Youth Policies in Azerbaijan in October last year. You are the leaders of tomorrow. You must have a voice today.


    Three years ago, UNDP set out to organize a series of meetings, called the Development Dialogues, with the aim of sparking discussion and debate on key development issues in Mongolia. The Development Dialogues have since expanded to the larger UN family. And today, on behalf of the whole UN Country Team in Mongolia, I am very happy to welcome you to this High Level Development Dialogue – the 11th in our series - to discuss the linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Development.

  • Opening Speech by Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative:Consultative Meeting on Best Practices and Initiatives of Information Transparency Dec 24, 2014

    Access to information and freedom of expression are international human rights norms and as such underpin many human rights declarations and covenants. Article 19 of both the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states that the right to freedom of expression includes not only freedom to ‘impart information and ideas of all kinds’, but also freedom to ‘seek’ and ‘receive’ them ‘regardless of frontiers’ and in whatever medium.

  • International Volunteer Day 2014 Dec 3, 2014

    The IVD mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. The purpose of the IVD is to recognize the commitment of volunteers and volunteer organizations, to inform people about the impact of volunteering on peace and sustainable development, and to applaud volunteers for their dedication and impact. In particular, IVD 2014 recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, with a special focus on honoring people’s participation in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally.

  • “Peace Studies in the 21st Century and Mongolia” International Conference Oct 24, 2014

    It is a great pleasure to be with you today. First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers for organizing the first international research conference on peace studies in Mongolia. And a warm welcome to the participants from Japan, Korea, Canada, Russia, and of cause Mongolia. Every year the world marks the United Nations Day on the 24th October. I am especially honored to discuss about PEACE today. United Nations was established in 1945 after the Second World War. Its ultimate goal is to promote peace and security and to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in the last century has brought untold sorrow to mankind.

  • Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UN-USAID Country Report Oct 22, 2014

    Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights. There is still societal homophobia and transphobia and LGBT people encounter social stigma and even violence in various settings such as families, employment, health care and public areas.

  • Mongolia LGBT Dialogue Report Launch Oct 22, 2014

    n behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I very warmly welcome you to the launch of the “Being LGBT in Asia” Mongolia Country Report! We started a journey together almost exactly 8 months ago, in March this year. We started a national dialogue on what it means to be Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender in Mongolia. Today we are touching base, meeting again as a committed and proactive group in support of LGBT rights to review what we have achieved over the last 8 months and most importantly to launch our joint product, the Mongolia Country Report of the “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative.

  • Social Good Summit Meet-up in Mongolia Sep 22, 2014

    For five years now the world has been having a global conversation. A conversation that reaches out and brings the voices of not only world leaders but also new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, entrepreneurs, celebrities and many other voices from around the world. This truly global conversation is the Social Good Summit and today we are here to participate in this amazing event.

  • Speech by Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative at the National Forum “Together for Corruption Free Society” Jun 25, 2014

    The Millennium Development Goals are due to end in 2015. Over the last 2 years the UN has been leading a global effort to come up with a new, a Post 2015 development agenda. Over 3 million people from all over the world and all walks of life have participated in global, regional and national level consultations to help shape this future development agenda, including the formulation of a set of new goals, which are called the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs for short). Good governance, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption have featured very strongly in all these discussions.

  • Opening remarks by Mr. Haoliang Xu: CONSULTATION ON THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: ENGAGING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR Strengthening the contribution of SMEs for sustainable development Jun 17, 2014

    The themes of this meeting, “Engaging with the private sector” and “Strengthening the role of small and medium enterprises in sustainable development” are very pertinent, both for Mongolia, and for the world at large. Over the last two decades we have witnessed huge achievements, especially in the Asia pacific region. Hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, and the income levels of countless millions more above that line have been lifted too.

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