Press Release

UN Week – Joint celebration of the 60th anniversary of Mongolia’s accession to the United Nations

20 October 2021

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of Mongolia’s membership in the United Nations. This diamond jubilee of Mongolia’s full-fledged membership in the United Nations means its assurance of independence and sovereignty for Mongolia, strengthening its position in the international community.

To celebrate this special occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the United Nations Country Team in Mongolia jointly launched the “UN Week” from 20 to 27 October to promote the significance of this historical milestone to the Mongolian public, as announced at a press conference held on 18 October at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At the press conference, the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia congratulated the people of Mongolia on the 60th anniversary of Mongolia’s joining the UN. He further underscored that partnerships between the UN and Mongolia that have matured into a strong and mutually beneficial partnership over the last six decades.

“We are happy that the UN has contributed to Mongolia in its socio-economic development, environmental protection, promotion of democracy and human rights,” he added. “The entire UN Mongolia Country Team is determined to support Mongolia to further accelerate its progress to sustainable and inclusive development through our stronger partnerships in the next 60 years.”

 Монгол Улс НҮБ-д элссэний 60 жилийн ой - НҮБ-ын 7 хоногийн нээлт - Ойн нөхөн сэргээлт
Caption: Tree Planting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Mongolia's membership in the UN
Photo: © UNRCO

Today, the UN week was launched by a tree planting event at Mt Bayanzurkh, 15 km from Ulaanbaatar City. In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. B. Munkhjin said: “Tree planting is considered as one of the most effective ways to restore degraded land and reverse desertification.”

At the tree planting event were the representatives from UN agencies in Mongolia, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Environmental Department of the City Mayor’s Office, as well as senior diplomats.

Tapan Mishra and Deputy Minister B. Munkhjin
Caption: UNRC Tapan Mishra and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Munkhjin planting trees
Photo: © UNRCO

This event becomes even more significant as it contributed to the pledge by the President of Mongolia who announced at his address at the UN’s General Assembly that he would mobilize a national tree planting movement to plant up to billion trees by 2030 in order to contribute to climate action.

Tree planting at Mt. Bayanzurkh
Caption: Participants at the UN Week Launch - Tree planting at Mt. Bayanzurkh
Photo: © UNRCO
Caption: Veteran diplomats planted trees on Mt Bayanzurkh
Photo: © UNRCO
Tree planting MN@UN
Caption: Launch of UN Week - Celebration of the 60th anniversary of Mongolia's membership in the UN with Tree Planting on Mt Bayanzurkh
Photo: © UN RCO

The Programme for the “UN Week” 20 to 27 October:

10/20/2021 - Wednesday

“UN Week” Kick-Off: Tree Planting event

10:00 – 12:00*

 

Mt. Bayanzurkh (BZD)

10/21/2021
Thursday

“The historic process of joining the United Nations” Book launch

10:00 – 11:00

 

MFA
Zuvshiltsul Hall

 

Photo Album Launch and Photo exhibition

15:00 - 16:00

 

MFA
“Mutriin Tushee” Hall

10/22/2021
Friday

“Model UN” Closing

09:00 – 17:00

 

NUM Building 1 and Library

 

“Press Freedom” Book launch
10:00 – 11:00

MFA

10/23/2021
Saturday

“Model UN” Closing

 

NUM

10/24/2021
Sunday

First episode airing of “Altan Argamj” 19:20 – 20:00

 

Mongolian National Broadcasting TV “Mongolian News” Channel

10/25/2021
Monday

Scientific & Research Conference
09:00 - 12:00

 

MFA (Zuwshiltsul Hall)

10/26/2021
Tuesday

Postal Stamp Launch
10:00 - 11:00

 

MFA (Nomin Hall)

 

Award ceremony for the winners of the Essay and Drawing Competition among children
15:00 – 16:00

 

MFA (101 Hall)

10/27/2021
Wednesday

Airing of a documentary
to the public
20:30 – 21:00

 

MNB TV
1st Channel

UN Week – Joint celebration of the 60th anniversary of Mongolia’s accession to the United Nations

Soyolmaa

Soyolmaa Dolgor

RCO
Development Coordination Officer for Communications and Advocacy

UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labour Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
WHO
World Health Organization

Goals we are supporting through this initiative