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UN Secretary General's New Initiative Secures over US$1.5 billion for Education ahead of 2015 target

26 September 2011
United Nations Secretary - General BAN Ki-moon today secured over US$1.5 billion in commitments for a new initiative to make education a top global priority and boost progress towards the Millennium Development Goal on education.
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UN International Day of Peace, Friday, Sept 21st 2012

21 September 2011
In a world where the media daily reports news of human conflict and prejudice of all kinds, including racial, gender, class, political and religious prejudice, Mongolia's annual celebration of UN International day of Peace on September 21st stands out as a call for unity and peace.
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Хэвлэлийн мэдээ: 2011 оны ДОХ-той Тэмцэх Дэлхийн Өдрөөр дэлхийг ХДХВ-гүйгээр төсөөлж байна

01 December 2011
АНУ-д Дархлалын Олдмол Хомсдол буюу ДОХ-ын халдварын тохиолдол анх бүртгэгдсэнээс хойш 30 жил болсонтой холбогдуулан Монгол улс болон дэлхий нийтийн хэмжээнд хүрсэн үр дүн, цаашид тулгарч буй бэрхшээлийн талаар зохих мэдээлэл хийе.
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Монгол улсын Боловсролын Салбар - Олон Улсын Сайн Дурынхны хувь нэмэр

30 June 2011
Монгол улсын боловсролын салбар салаа замын уулзварт ирээд байна. Тус салбарт асар их хэмжээний нөөц боломжийг авчраад буй эдийн засгийн өндөр өсөлтийн нөлөөгөөр нилээдгүй боломжийг бий болгоод байна. Гэхдээ, Монгол улс дэлхийн давцанд гарахын хирээр, баян ядуугийн ялгаа нь боловсролын салбараас хүртэх үр шимийг орхигдуулж байна.
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The Mongolian Education Sector The role of International Volunteers

30 June 2011
The Mongolian Education Sector stands at a crossroads. There are numerous opportunities presented by the high level of economic growth, which has brought more resources into the sector. However, as Mongolia emerges onto the world stage, the disparity between rich and poor could leave many marginalised when it comes to benefitting from education.
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PRESS RELEASE: Government of Mongolia and United Nations held a workshop on follow-up to human rights report recommendations

21 June 2011
Last year, in March 2010, Mongolia submitted its Universal Periodic Review report on human rights which was reviewed during the 9th session of the UPR working Group in Geneva.
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PRESS RELEASE: UN launches campaign to fight HIV-related stigma in the workplace

9 June 2011
The United Nations in Mongolia launched a global campaign on June 9 called “Stigma Fuels HIV”, which aims to create awareness and fight against HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
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PRESS RELEASE: Asia-Pacific landlocked developing countries call for strengthened regional cooperation to promote greater connectivity

12 April 2011
Ulaanbaatar (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The top United Nations Asia-Pacific official, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer and the Prime Minister of Mongolia H.E. Mr. Sukhbaatar Batbold today led landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in the region in a call to promote connectivity and reduce trade and transport barriers for inclusive and sustained development in these geographically disadvantaged nations.
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PRESS RELEASE: The Government and the United Nations jointly celebrate the World Water Day: "Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge"

22 March 2011
The objective of the 2011 World Water Day is to focus attention on the impact of urban water systems on urban population growth, industrialization, conflicts and natural disasters. This year's theme, "Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge," aims to highlight and encourage governments, private sector, communities and individuals to actively engage in addressing water scarcity and quality through better urban water management.
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Government of Mongolia and UN sign UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK, 2012-2016

17 March 2011
Ulaanbaatar, 17 March 2011 - The Government of Mongolia and the United Nations (UN) signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2012-2016 at a validation meeting and signing ceremony held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, attended by government officials, ministers, representatives of UN agencies, development partners, and the media.
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Press release: Adoption of Law sets Mongolia on path to Gender Equality

10 February 2011
Today, the National Emergency Management Agency, the United Nations agencies in Mongolia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, World Vision and Save the Children International jointly launched the Mongolian Humanitarian Country Team (“HCT”) with the key objective of improving coordination and harmonizing of preparedness and response to humanitarian disasters.
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Launch of the Humanitarian Country Team in Mongolia

27 January 2011
Today, the National Emergency Management Agency, the United Nations agencies in Mongolia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, World Vision and Save the Children International jointly launched the Mongolian Humanitarian Country Team (“HCT”) with the key objective of improving coordination and harmonizing of preparedness and response to humanitarian disasters.
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Commemoration of the 2001 Helicopter Crash

14 January 2011
 
Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the National Emergency Management Agency and the United Nations in Mongolia joined efforts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic accident of the helicopter carrying officials of the Government of Mongolia, staff of the United Nations, journalists and the crew in Malchin soum of Uvs aimag. They were on an official humanitarian mission to determine how the world could help the many Mongolians affected by the dzud of 2001.
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UNVs Make Presentation on Volunteerism at Mongolian Universities

05 Dec 2010. Written by Sun-Min Lee, UNV programme officer in Mongolia
To celebrate International Volunteer Day in Mongolia, Ms. Sun-Min Lee, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme officer in Mongolia, and Mr. Vaclav Prusa, UNV working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project on Poverty Research and Employment Facilitation (PREF) at the Ministry of Social Welfare and Labour in Mongolia, made presentations on volunteerism to college students in Ulaan Baatar.
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National Youth Consultative Meeting held on Mutual Understanding and Collaboration

21 October 2010
 
The Government of Mongolia, the Mongolia UN country team and the UN Youth Advisory Panel jointly organized the National Youth Consultative Meeting on Mutual Understanding and Collaboration on the occasions of the International Year of Youth and the UN Day on October 21, 2010.
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Mongolia observes the first World Statistics Day

19 October 2010
 
On October 20, the world celebrates the first World Statistics Day to mark the importance of data for development. World Statistics Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the importance of statistics in shaping our societies.
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"One Day on Earth" to capture people's stories across the globe

04 October 2010
 
On October 10, 2010, people across the world participating in the “One Day on Earth” project will capture an unprecedented global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period. Participants, ranging from teenagers with cell phones to Academy-Award nominated documentarians using the latest HD cameras, will film the world from their own perspective. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with “One Day on Earth” to help the project reach participants in 100 countries with low bandwidth, making it a truly global initiative.
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[ 20 September 2010]
In a world where the media daily reports news of human conflict and prejudice of all kinds including racial, gender, class, political and religious prejudice, Mongolia's annual celebration of UN International day of Peace on September 21st stands out as a call for unity and peace. On this day the United Nations calls for people around the world to devote a specific time to focussing their efforts on promoting the ideals of peace. This will be the ninth year that the different religious communities in Mongolia have cooperated with the United Nations by joining countries throughout the world in observing the 28th United Nations International Day of Peace.
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[ 11 August 2010, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ]
 

Mr. Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) paid an official visit to Mongolia from 5 to 10 August 2010.

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[ August 6, 2010, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia]
Sixty-six percent of the Millennium Development Goals are on track or likely to be achieved by 2015”, said the Third National Report on the Implementation of MDGs, which is launched today by the Government of Mongolia in the presence of Mr. Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

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[ 16 July, 2010, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ]
 

The newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia, Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu presented her credentials to H.E Mr. G. Zandanshatar, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia.

H.E. Minister congratulated Ms. Sinanoglu with her appointment as the UN RC and UNDP RR and noted that Mongolia and the UN has had a long-lasting tradition of fruitful and close collaboration in support of the country’s development priorities.

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[ 30 June 2010 ]
As Mongolia takes an increasingly recognized stand internationally on human rights protection, the United Nations in collaboration with Amnesty International organized a panel discussion on 30 June 2010 on the future of the death penalty in the country.

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[ 07 June 2010, Ulaanbaatar]
With only 5 years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Women Deliver Conference- scheduled for 7-9 June, 2010 in Washington- will call upon world leaders to increase investments in women. MDG 5, to Improve Maternal Health, is lacking most behind of all health MDGs and only if the world invests in maternal and reproductive health, poverty can be ended.

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[ 04 June 2010 ]
The PTRC of the School of Economics, National University of Mongolia was established in 1990 with technical and financial assistance of UNFPA. Over the past 20 years, many achievements have been made and the PTRC has played a major role in teaching demography at university level, building capacity of senior managers and national researchers and conducting research in priority areas of population and development.

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[ 25 May 2010 ]
The eighth annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed on 29 May 2010—a particularly somber occasion due to the heavy loss of life of peacekeepers in Haiti and elsewhere earlier this year.

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[ 8 March 2010 ]
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the United Nations agencies have come together to congratulate all women in Mongolia! The United Nations invites women to celebrate who they are, the value they bring to family, workplaces and their communities as well as to see this day as a call to action to ensure that the strong achievements made by women are consolidated and reflected in passing and implementation of the Law on Promotion of Gender Equality in Mongolia.

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[ 25 February 2010 ]
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is developing an unusual cash-for-work programme in Mongolia to remove the remains of millions of livestock that are scattered around the country, reduce health risks for the population while providing income for herders whose livelihoods have disappeared due to extreme weather conditions unique to this country.

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[ 23 February 2010 ]
A human rights spot light will be focused on Mongolia in 2010 as Mongolia presents its first ever universal periodic review regarding the human rights situation in Mongolia to the Human Rights Council. In light of the commitment by the Government to a transparent and comprehensive report, the United Nations team in close collaboration with the Government of Mongolia will hold a broad consultation on Tuesday 23 February to hear from stakeholders regarding strengths and areas for development for inclusion in the report.

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[ 09 February 2010 ]
The Ministry of Health and UNFPA have developed a sexual and reproductive health campaign encouraging young people to empower themselves with knowledge and open communication and protect themselves from unsafe sex. Early pregnancy, abortions and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are common issues that both rural and urban youth in Mongolia deal with.

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[ 25 January 2010 ]
Mongolia is currently threatened by a “Dzud”, which is a multiple natural disaster consisting of a summer drought producing small stockpiling of fodder, followed by very heavy winter snow and lower than normal temperatures.

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[ New York, 19 January 2010 ]
The aftershock of the global financial crisis threatens to deprive millions of children in the world’s poorest countries of an education, the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report warns. With 72 million children still out of school, a combination of slower economic growth, rising poverty and budget pressures could erode the gains of the past decade.

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[ 18 January 2010 ]
The United Nations in Mongolia welcome the recent initiative to establish a moratorium on death penalty, with a view to abolish capital punishment in Mongolia.

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[ 19 November 2009, Ulaanbaatar]
Women bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been largely overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of extreme weather, concludes The State of World Population 2009, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

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[ 09 November 2009, Paris]
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, UNESCO Director-General-elect, Irina Bokova, warned world leaders against complacency in the quest for freedom, human rights and cultural diversity, stressing that the battles for these universal values were not yet won.

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[ 22 October 2009 ]
The international community today paid tribute to Koпchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of UNESCO, in a moving ceremony that featured performers from different regions of the world.
The ceremony was held as part of the 35th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, as Mr Matsuura approaches the end of his second term in office on 14 November. The General Conference adopted a resolution (35C/PLENDR.3*) recognizing the success of Mr Matsuura’s work at the helm of UNESCO.

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[ 14 October 2009 ]
If necessity is the mother of invention, we should be looking forward to a breathtakingly innovative agreement on climate change in Copenhagen in December. Such an agreement would not only outline how we should curb greenhouse gas emissions, but also how we could realistically adapt to climate change, and help countries cope with its negative effects.

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[ 08 October 2009 ]
ULAANBAATAR – “Mongolia has achieved significant results in providing access to education in such a vast territory with so little population density and has maintained gross enrolment rates of more than 93% at the primary and 95% at the secondary level” said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. Vernor Munoz, at the conclusion of his visit to Mongolia from 1 to 8 October at the invitation of the Government, the first mission by an independent expert monitoring the right to education.

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[ 29 September 2009 ]
GENEVA -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. Vernor Muñoz, will visit Mongolia from 1 to 8 October at the invitation of the Government, the first mission to the country by a UN independent expert monitoring the right to education.

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[ 22 September 2009 ]
Paris, 22 September - The 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 22 September designated Irina Gueorguieva Bokova (Bulgaria) as candidate to the post of Director-General. On 15 October, the nomination will be submitted to the approval of the General Conference, which brings together representatives of the Organization’s 193 Member States. Once confirmed, she will be the first woman Director-General of the Organization.

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[ 16 September 2009 ]
The Inaugural meeting of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) Energy Board was successfully held on 16 September 2009 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, back-to-back to the UNESCAP events on energy cooperation in NE Asia.

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[ 16 September 2009 ]
On Monday, September 21st, 2009 Mongolia will be joining countries throughout the world in observing the 27th United Nations International Day of Peace. On this day the United Nations calls for people around the world to devote a specific time to focussing their efforts on promoting the ideals of peace. 

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[ 08 September 2009 ]
Paris, 07 September – The 35th session of UNESCO’s General Conference will take place from 6 to 23 October in Paris. Among the tasks facing the session will be the naming of a new Director-General to replace Koïchiro Matsuura of Japan whose mandate comes to an end.

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[ 08 September 2009 ]
The Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, celebrated International Literacy Day at the Organisation’s Headquarters in the presence of Mrs Laura Bush, Honorary Ambassador for the UN Literacy Decade.  The celebrations comprised the awarding of the UNESCO International Literary Prizes, the launch of the 2009 tour by the ‘Camion des Mots’ (word truck), and a lecture on the theme of ‘empowerment’ by renowned expert on literacy and development Dr Lalage J. Bown from the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom).

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[ 04 September 2009 , Ulaanbaatar]
Ensuring that all children have the best possible start in life, including benefiting from early stimulation and school readiness, is a key goal in UNICEF's support to the Government of Mongolia. In Mongolia, over the last school year (2008-2009), 73.1 percent of 2-6 age children in Mongolia participated in preschool education.
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[ 04 September 2009 , Ulaanbaatar]
More than 100 delegates of government, civil society, international agencies and aimags are expected to gather next week for a National Forum assessing the 15 years of work in population and development, gender and reproductive health and rights for all people in Mongolia.
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[ 03 September 2009 ]
The Centre for Bhutan Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bhutan are pleased to announce a three-day International Conference on Democracy entitled ‘Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia’ from 12-14 October 2009 in Paro.
 

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