Press Release

Global Digital Dialogue 2022 – led by Mongolia: Going digital to transform education, create sustainable food systems, support inclusive economies, and unlock systems change

02 September 2022

As a champion for the  Secretary-General's Digital Cooperation Roadmap, the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Mongolia, together with its key partners, is working to unlock systems change by hitching local digitalization strategies to transform education, food systems, climate/ environment, inclusive economic recovery and other global commitments.

In this regard, Mongolia’s Ministry of Digital Development and Communications (MDDC) and UNCT Mongolia will jointly organize a first-ever Global Digital Dialogue (GDD) on 5 and 6 September 2022. The fully virtual event brings together policymakers, development partners, private sector entities, civil society, think tanks and other key leaders from around the world, including leaders from Bangladesh, Estonia, India, New Zealand, and Australia.

The GDD will serve as a forum to exchange country-level experience, best practices, lessons, and challenges around transforming countries towards sustainable digital development.

The Global Dialogue aims to contribute to global and regional level discussions, including the consultations on the Global Digital Compact to be finalized and adopted at the Summit of the Future in 2023, which aims to establish a set of shared principles for the digital future, highlighting issues such as internet fragmentation, accountability criteria for discrimination, data protection, and the regulation of AI.

As the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres notes, the new technological era is upon us – one that beckons with vast opportunity but also new risks to global peace, stability and development. This Global Dialogue aims to ask the fundamental questions and inspire solutions about the future we want, to determine against the backdrop of the digital transformation, what kind of world are we going to leave for our children.

Speakers will include the Prime Minister of Mongolia (to be confirmed), Minister of Digital Development and Communications of Mongolia, Minister of ICT of Bangladesh, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology, and leaders from Singapore, India, Australia, Estonia, and more. 

The event, starting at 3 pm Ulaanbaatar time on both days, is open to the public (register here).


E. Urantsetseg, Press Officer, MDDC

Tel: 94999598


D. Soyolmaa, Communications and Advocacy officer, UN Resident Coordinator Office

Tel: 94111220

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Children’s Fund

Other entities involved in this initiative

Abt Britain Limited

Goals we are supporting through this initiative