Press Release

UN Mongolia co-creates its new strategic cooperation framework for 2023-2027

02 November 2021

Today, the UN Mongolia and the Government of Mongolia invited all development partners to co-create their joint development vision and priorities for the next five years of strategic cooperation on sustainable development. This exercise will lay the foundation for the elaboration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) from 2023 to 2027 for Mongolia.

UNSDCF visioning
Caption: UNSDCF Visioning workshop in full swing
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The UNSDCF is a centerpiece of the UN development system reform initiated by the UN Secretary General in 2018. The Cooperation Framework will represent the UN development system’s collective offer, including of resident and non-resident UN agencies, to support Mongolia in addressing key priorities and gaps in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Tapan Mishra emphasized that UN Mongolia’s new cooperation framework with Mongolia must be aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Mongolia’s international obligations and as well as Mongolia’s development priorities through Vision 2050.

He further underscored that the new Cooperation Framework places an emphasis on “development cooperation” with the Government and partners rather than “development assistance”.

Caption: Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator delivers opening remarks at the UNSDCF workshop
Photo: © UNRCO

Mr. N. Ankhbayar, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighted that this is a critical year as Mongolia celebrates the 60th anniversary of its membership to the United Nations and noted that Government welcomes the UN system reform and its new strategy for Mongolia that aims to deliver tangible development results for people of Mongolia.

Ms S.Suzanna, Head of the Development Policy and Planning Division of the National Development Agency noted that Mongolia is committed to sustainability and continuity of development policy and needs to improve coordination between different development-related policy documents that are in place in Mongolia. She further highlighted that more new and innovative financial mechanisms are essential to implement the development policies in Mongolia.

In order to create a common and shared vision for Mongolia, UN Mongolia is consulting with all partners, ranging from all sectors of the government to the private sector, civil society and academia. This collective vision will support the UN Mongolia’s strategic priorities for the next cooperation framework to put Mongolia on a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive path.

UNSDCF Workshop participants
Caption: UNSDCF Workshop participants
Photo: © UNRCO

The UNSDCF visioning and prioritization workshop is being jointly organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Development Agency. The workshop will continue in the next 2 days until 4 November 2021.


Soyolmaa Dolgor

Development Coordination Officer for Communications and Advocacy

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

Austrian Development Agency

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