Foreign Minister presents Order of Polar Star to UNICEF Representative in Mongolia

2021-07-20 12:34:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Foreign Minister B.Battsetseg presented on July 19 the Order of Polar Star to Mr. Alex Heikens, UNICEF Representative in Mongolia, awarded by the Presidential Decree No.11 of July 9, 2021, for his valuable contribution to the development of cooperation between Mongolia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and for the tangible and timely support provided to Mongolia in combatting COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its socio-economic impacts.

A.Heikens was appointed as the UNICEF Representative in Mongolia on 21st of July, 2017, and during his tenure has made significant contribution to child development and protection, as well as to launching the vaccination campaign and strengthening the national capacity to cope with public health emergencies by supporting construction of the Central vaccine and other bio products storage at the NCCD in response to COVID-19.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs