Press Release

Stakeholders to discuss progress on Mongolia’s Voluntary National Review 2019

23 August 2019

  • The main objective of the National Consultation is to discuss the findings of the draft VNR report amongst multi-stakeholders.

The National Development Agency (NDA) in cooperation with United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations in Mongolia will hold a National Consultation on the preparation for the Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the progress of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Mongolia on 15 April, 2019.

The main objective of the National Consultation is to discuss the findings of the draft VNR report amongst multi-stakeholders. Central and local government representatives responsible for the implementation of the SDGs, delegates from non-governmental organizations, private sector and academia, international partners and and media associates will review the draft.

VNR is a part of the follow-up and review mechanisms of the implementation of the SDGs. The purpose of the VNR is to promote the monitoring of progress, the sharing of experiences and the acceleration of actions for implementation in policy-making and partnerships in multi-stake holder support. Mongolia volunteered to report on its SDGs progress during the UN High-Level Political Forum to be organized in New York in July 2019.

A high-level working group was thus established by the Prime Minister to prepare and complete Mongolia’s first VNR 2019. The report consists of two main sections. The first section provides a general overview of the implementation of the SDGs in Mongolia. The second part focuses on air pollution, one of the most critical social, health, environmental and economic challenge of Mongolia, to illustrate the nation’s progress and challenges on the road to SDGs.

The SDGs were adopted in September 2015 at the UN’s General Assembly by 193 UN Member States. These Global Goals aim at “transforming our world” through ensuring zero poverty, protecting the environment and eradicating inequality. The Global Goals are based on the principle of inclusiveness or “leaving no one behind”. The SDGs consist of 17 goals, 169 targets and 244 indicators. The Mongolian Parliament adopted Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Vision 2030 in 2016 as part of the country’s efforts towards implementing the SDGs.

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
World Health Organization

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