Supporting young people as drivers of change is in the core of UNICEF’s Programme in MongoliaSociety
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On September 7, the Mongolia Country Programme Document 2023-2027 (CPD), a blueprint of cooperation between UNICEF and the Mongolian Government, was approved by UNICEF Executive Board at its second regular session in New York. UNICEF’s next five-year programme in Mongolia was developed in a close collaboration with the national stakeholders, including youth, and government counterparts and is closely aligned to the country’s development policies and priorities.
The Permanent Representative of Mongolia to United Nations, Enkhbold Vorshilov, in his statement at the session thanked UNICEF staff in Mongolia and in the Asia Pacific Regional Office for an “inclusive and consultative process in developing the CPD. “The new CPD applies the principles of leaving no one behind, national ownership and mutual accountability,” said V. Enkhbold. He further noted that the proposed programme is “well aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Mongolia, 2023-2027, which is closely aligned to the country's Vision 2050, the Government Action plan 2020-2024 and will support national efforts to build back better after COVID-19.”
“We are looking forward to be supporting the Government of Mongolia in implementation of its development policies, including in the areas where child rights were compromised due to the pandemic,” said Evariste Kouassi-Komlan, UNICEF Representative in Mongolia. “UNICEF has had a 50 years long history of close and fruitful cooperation with Mongolia and we will work hand in hand with the Mongolian Government and all other national and international stakeholders for Mongolia’s children,” added Mr Kouassi-Komlan.
In its new CPD, UNICEF in Mongolia addresses the specific environmental rights of children given the major threats caused to children by climate change, environmental degradation, and air pollution as well as educational gaps faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If earlier UNICEF used to work in certain geographical locations, according to the new CPD, UNICEF will enlarge its support nationwide, and based on the needs. As the world’s largest child rights organization, with a vast experience in rendering first-hand support in emergencies, UNICEF will continue cooperating with the Mongolian Government in emergency response through providing disaster and health emergency relief and building capacity of the relevant national state and non-state partners.
Source: UNICEF Mongolia