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  • Launch of the Online Investment Guide to Mongolia:Opening Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator in MongoliaMay 31, 2016It is a great pleasure for me to mark the launch of the Mongolia online investment guide, on behalf of the United Nations in Mongolia. This guide offers local and foreign investors up-to-date, hard-to-find information on operating costs, wages, rents and taxes, as well as laws and useful contacts to facilitate investment decisions and attract investment to the country. It was produced by staff at the Invest in Mongolia Agency with assistance from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • Mongolia Humanitarian ForumMay 9, 2016The United Nations is pleased to join you today to mark Humanitarian Day in Mongolia. We recognize the significance of this occasion as the World Humanitarian Summit approaches in Istanbul later this month. The world is at a critical juncture. We are witnessing the highest level of humanitarian needs since the Second World War. The scale and frequency of natural disasters is growing, and climate change is increasing humanitarian stress. In the last two decades, 218 million people each year were affected by disasters; at an annual cost to the global economy that now exceeds US $300 billion. The cost of humanitarian assistance has also increased dramatically by 600% over the past decade. There is an urgent need to turn the tide.

  • UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration

  • Remarks by Beate Trankmann: Launching and Handover of Mongolia's 2030 Sustainable Development VisionApr 11, 2016We are delighted to witness today the launch and handover by Parliament of Mongolia’s 2030 Sustainable Development Vision, which charts the country’s development path for the next 15 years – the period of the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, the Development Vision envisages Mongolia to be one of the leading Middle Income Countries – that has eradicated poverty in all its forms and preserves the ecological balance while continuing to build strong and stable governance systems.

  • National Forum Women's Participation at the decision-making levelApr 4, 2016We are delighted to witness today the launch and handover by Parliament of Mongolia’s 2030 Sustainable Development Vision, which charts the country’s development path for the next 15 years – the period of the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, the Development Vision envisages Mongolia to be one of the leading Middle Income Countries – that has eradicated poverty in all its forms and preserves the ecological balance while continuing to build strong and stable governance systems.

  • End Disparity - Promote EqualityMar 7, 2016Ending poverty and reducing inequality starts with empowering women. The theme of this year’s International Women's Day (IWD) is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality". Gender equality is integral to the overall 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and today we highlight the need to accelerate actions towards this end.

  • Opening remarks by Beate Trankmann, UNDP 50th Anniversary, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaFeb 25, 2016A 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 RepresentativeJan 28, 2016Did 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 MongoliaJan 27, 2016On 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 ProgrammeJan 26, 2016Welcome 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.