Press Release

The Government of Mongolia and the United Nations jointly commit to Mongolia’s sustainable development cooperation over the next 5 years

20 May 2022

  • Ulaanbaatar– Today, the Government of Mongolia, represented by H.E. B. Battsetseg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E B. Javkhlan, Acting Minister of Economy and Development, and the United Nations Country Team in Mongolia, represented by H.E. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator, signed a flagship document that will strategically guide the UN’s development cooperation with Mongolia over the next five years. The signing ceremony was attended by other dignitaries, including Cabinet members and UN Country Team representatives.
signatories UNSDCF
Caption: Signatories of the UNSDCF for Mongolia 2023-2027
Photo: © UN RCO

The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Mongolia 2023-2027 is closely aligned with the national development agenda articulated in Vision 2050, Mongolia’s long-term development policy and UN development system reforms. By mutually committing to the UNSDCF, the Government of Mongolia and the UN agree to work together for Mongolia to advance in sustainable development as a prosperous country characterized by an inclusive, resilient, healthy, and safe environment, and a cohesive society based on the rule of law and human rights.

The UN Country Team, in extensive and multiple consultations with all relevant stakeholders, formulated its vision and three strategic priorities committed to human development and well-being; green, inclusive and sustainable growth; and people-centred governance, the rule of law, and human rights.

At the signing ceremony, Minister B. Battsetseg underscored the importance of the new framework to accelerate the implementation of national development policies, implement national initiatives, and contribute to joint efforts for sustainable development being made by the international community.

Minister B.Battsetseg
Caption: B. Battsetseg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
Photo: © UNRCO

“Mongolia is proud to have partnered with the UN system for over 60 years, and long-standing cooperation has been making a valuable contribution to national socio-economic development,” she added.

Minister B. Javkhlan highlighted the importance of the joint commitment to address the socio-economic and environmental challenges identified in this strategic document to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Minister B.Javkhlan
Caption: B. Javkhlan, Acting Minister of Economy and Development of Mongolia
Photo: © UNRCO

The cooperation framework is being signed at a pivotal and challenging time, as the world—including Mongolia—grapples with the aftermath of the pandemic, and with less than eight years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as stressed by UN Resident Coordinator Tapan Mishra during the signing ceremony.

“The humongous task at hand cannot be accomplished without joint implementation by the government and strong support from all stakeholders,” said Tapan Mishra.

Tapan Mishra
Caption: Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator
Photo: © UN RCO

The new cooperation framework will accelerate the SDGs in Mongolia through the UN system’s collective offer from 23 entities in Mongolia, resident and non-resident.

The UN’s “leave no one behind” approach and human rights-based principles are central to implementing the UNSDCF. Guided by the UNSDCF as an overarching document, the UN entities in Mongolia will develop their country programmes to bring the vision and strategic priorities outlined in the cooperation framework to fruition.

In partnership with the government, development partners, private sector, civil society, and others, the UN system in Mongolia will work to achieve these goals through technical assistance, capacity building, innovative pilot initiatives, policy advice, catalysing development finance, social mobilisation, and more.


Media contacts:

J. Altantuya, Press Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tel: 88086680


D. Soyolmaa, Communications and Advocacy Officer, UN Resident Coordinator Office in Mongolia

Tel: 94111220



Soyolmaa Dolgor

Development Coordination Officer for Communications and Advocacy

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
International Trade Centre
International Telecommunication Union
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Development Programme
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
United Nations Office for Project Services
United Nations Volunteers
World Health Organization

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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