Speech at North East Asian cities Mayors’ Forum, By Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP RepresentativeAug 4, 2016In 2008, for the first time in human history, the world population living in cities exceeded that of people living in the country side. The Asia Pacific region is home to half the world’s urban population. Eleven of the largest 20 cities in the world are located in Asia.
Young People Critical to Mongolia’s FutureJun 14, 2016With northeast Asia’s youngest population and more than a third of citizens at working-age, land-locked Mongolia has the potential to develop rapidly in the coming decades. To unlock that potential, expanding the capabilities and choices of young people is crucial, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report. Now is the time to capitalize on this, to ensure that Mongolia’s demographic dividend does not become a demographic burden.
Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UNDP Resident Representative - Launch of Mongolia National Human Development Report 2016Jun 14, 2016Welcome to the launch of the sixth Mongolia National Human Development Report, Building a Better Tomorrow: Including Youth in the Development of Mongolia. Since the introduction of the concept in the first Human Development Report in 1990, human development has been about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of economies. This idea focuses on people, and explores the opportunities people have to live the lives they choose.
Corruption Risk Assessment in Mining Sector of MongoliaJun 7, 2016It is a pleasure to mark the launch of the Corruption Risk Assessment in Mining Sector of Mongolia, commissioned by the United Nations Development Program and prepared by the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia.
2017-2021 UNDAF signing eventJun 3, 2016It is a great pleasure to be with you today to sign the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework which will guide the work of the UN in Mongolia in the coming 5 years, 2017-2021. This UNDAF is the result of a year of intensive consultations between the Government and the UN and its signature comes at an opportune moment. 2016 marks the first year of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as a global call-to-action to rid the world of poverty, make sure that all people benefit from development and stop environmental degradation and climate change.
A NEW PHASE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN MONGOLIA AND THE UNITED NATIONSJun 3, 2016The Government of Mongolia (GoM) and the United Nations (UN) signed today the UN Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF) for 2017-2021. The UNDAF will guide UN support in the country over the next five years and marks a significant new chapter in the GoM-UN partnership.
Signing ceremony MOU between UB city and UNDP Mongolia: Speech by Beate TrankmannJun 2, 2016It is a great pleasure and honor to be here to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the UB city and UNDP Mongolia. This event marks the beginning of a renewed partnership and long-term collaboration between our two institutions.
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