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

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