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  • Opening remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Coordinator Mongolia, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015 Dec 4, 2015

    It is my pleasure to be part of today’s International Volunteer Day 2015 celebration, with such a diverse group of participants and volunteers. Today is the day when we come together make visible your contributions to development - at local, national and international level. I would like to start my opening remarks with a big thanks to all of you for your dedication to improve the lives of so many.

  • 13th Regional Seminar of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific Tackling Corruption in Development Projects Nov 19, 2015

    I would like to express my gratitude to the Government of Mongolia, in particular the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC), for hosting this important event bringing together policy-makers, experts and practitioners to discuss the issue of tackling corruption in development projects.

  • United Nations 70th Anniversary: Remarks by Ms. B. Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator, Mongolia Oct 27, 2015

    Welcome to UN house and thank you for joining us here today to celebrate a special birthday - the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Today is also a special day for Mongolia. 54 years ago to the day, Mongolia became the 101st member country of UN. I would like to thank Mongolia for its valuable contributions to UN affairs and the important support to UN peacekeeping operations. Let me also take the opportunity to recognize the strong and trusted cooperation that the Government of Mongolia extends to UN agencies and programmes here in country.

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015 Oct 16, 2015

    A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years. At the heart of this agenda is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030”. With this goal, humanity’s long-held aspiration to end the scourge of poverty and hunger is within reach. We can be the first generation to succeed in eradicating poverty.

  • Civil Society and Government Dialogue on UPR recommendations:Opening Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Oct 15, 2015

    First of all, let me express my sincere appreciation to you for your active participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process over the last few months. Many of you took part in preparation of the national report and in the NGO and stakeholder submissions where you raised your concerns and expressed your views on various human rights issues in Mongolia.

  • Opening Remaks by Beate Trankmann, UN RC and UNDP RR: 4th National Forum on Protected Areas Oct 12, 2015

    Ladies and gentlemen, the well-being of our planet and that of current and future generations is dependent on the successful protection of biodiversity and the conservation of our ecosystems. Time is of the essence as we have long exceeded the self-generative capacities of Mother Nature and the global consumption pace of biocapital exceeds the self-healing powers of the earth. The UN Secretary General often says that there is no “planet-B”.

  • Opening remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN RC & UNDP RR Oct 5, 2015

    Today’s festival includes the participation of aimag representatives, soum authorities and local community groups from 9 soums of the Eastern Region. We also have representatives from the West who I would like to welcome and who came here to learn from your experiences. And we have quite a few UNDP colleagues from UB and from projects joining. This is indeed a great opportunity for experience sharing and to foster closer collaboration.

  • Statement by Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator, Launch of Sustainable Development Goals Sep 28, 2015

    This 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 Representative Sep 26, 2015

    The 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.

  • Statement for CAREC Ministerial Conference, 25 Sept. 2015 Thomas Eriksson, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Mongolia Sep 25, 2015

    First 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.

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