Press releases
  • 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

  • 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.

  • International Volunteer Day 2015 Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!Dec 4, 2015The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Mongolia, together with Network of Mongolian Volunteer Organizations (NMVO) and other local partners, hosted the annual celebration of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015 from 3 to 5 December 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. IVD 2015 not only celebrated volunteerism in all its facets, but also emphasized volunteers’ contributions to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals, from children to the elderly.

  • Youth in Mongolia launched the new Sustainable Development GoalsSep 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.

  • 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?”

  • Supporting action on climate change: Pole to Paris in MongoliaSep 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.”

  • 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”.

  • Discussing volunteerism at the national levelJun 15, 2015Today, 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.

  • Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UN-USAID Country ReportOct 22, 2014Mongolia’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.

  • International Think Tank for LLDC to commence its activitiesVITYJan 15, 2014Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Bold and UNDP Permanent Representative to Mongolia Sezin Sinanoglu signed a project document for commencing activity of the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries to be carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia in association with UN Development Program.