Press Release

UN and Mongolia partnerships will shift from development assistance to development cooperation

19 November 2021

Today, the National Council for Sustainable Development convened under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Mongolia H.E L.Oyun-Erdene. The Council discussed the draft strategic priority areas and outcomes for the new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework to be implemented from 2023 to 2027.

In his opening remarks, Prime Minister noted that the 60 years of fruitful cooperation between the UN and Mongolia will be further elevated to a new level of partnerships within this new cooperation framework.

Prime Minister of Mongolia
Caption: Prime Minister of Mongolia chaired the NCSD meeting.

He further expressed his appreciation for the UN Mongolia for aligning its strategic priorities with the Vision 2050 – the long-term development policy of Mongolia.

Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator highlighted that this Cooperation Framework is the first strategic document in Mongolia that is being elaborated within the UN development system reform.

He further noted that the UN Mongolia will fundamentally shift the development system approach from assistance to cooperation with Mongolia.

Thanks to the extensive consultations with its multistakeholder partners, including the Government agencies, private sector, development partners, CSO, academia and youth, the UN Mongolia envisions that its key priority areas of cooperation will be geared to human development and well-being, green, inclusive and sustainable growth, and people-centred governance, rule of law and human rights.

The Council meeting approved the draft strategic priorities and outcomes within the new UNSDCF to be implemented for 5 years since 2023.

NCSD meeting
Caption: National Council for Sustainable Development discussed the draft UN strategic cooperation framework for 2023-2027

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