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  • 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.

  • Welcome remarks by Thomas Eriksson, UNDP Deputy Resident RepresentativeSep 26, 2015The Mongolia Social Good Summit is a bottom-up initiative started by youth volunteers. I would like to thank the Mongolian Youth Council especially for their leadership. Thanks also go to the National IT Park for partnering with us and so generously hosting the event, to UN colleagues from UNDP and UNFPA, and to the Center for Citizenship Education. Most importantly, I would like to recognize and thank all young volunteers, speakers, panelists and moderators, and media supporters who came here with the conviction that together we can change our world for the better.

  • Youth in Mongolia launched the new Sustainable Development Goals Sep 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.

  • Statement for CAREC Ministerial Conference, 25 Sept. 2015 Thomas Eriksson, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in MongoliaSep 25, 2015First 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 ContestSep 24, 2015Celebrating 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?”

  • Key Note address by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident RepresentativeSep 17, 2015In 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, 20152015 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, 2015Sep 4, 2015This 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 MongoliaJun 15, 2015First 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:

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

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