UN Resident Coordinator meeting with the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor
27 May 2022
- On 26 May, UN Resident Coordinator Tapan Mishra met with the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar and the Governor of the Capital City of Mongolia, Mr. D. Sumiyabazar, for talks on the current challenges and future perspectives of the development of Ulaanbaatar.
The UN Resident Coordinator had the opportunity to introduce the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Mongolia to be implemented from 2023 to 2027. This strategic document was signed by the Government of Mongolia and the United Nations in Mongolia on 20 May.
Mr. Tapan Mishra reiterated that the UN system will continue to cooperate with the Ulaanbaatar city government to support urban development to make the capital city of Mongolia more sustainable, inclusive, and people-friendly.
Ulaanbaatar City has prepared the SDGs indicators and targets in the context of the Capital City, in partnership with the UNDP and adopted it by the UB city representative khural.
Mr. Mishra applauded the tremendous efforts undertaken for the localization of the SDGs.
Mayor D. Sumiyabazar highlighted key achievements in the city’s sustainable, green, and inclusive development. He stressed the importance of making Ulaanbaatar more friendly for people with disabilities and offered to cooperate with the UN to support SME development to create more income-generating opportunities for city residents.
The parties agreed to cooperate on organizing an SDG promotion event to raise awareness and call for further public action on the SDGs.