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24 Dec 2014
Opening Speech by Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative:Consultative Meeting on Best Practices and Initiatives of Information Transparency
Access to information and freedom of expression are international human rights norms and as such underpin many human rights declarations and covenants. Article 19 of both the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states that the right to freedom of expression includes not only freedom to ‘impart information and ideas of all kinds’, but also freedom to ‘seek’ and ‘receive’ them ‘regardless of frontiers’ and in whatever medium.
23 Dec 2014
10th Development Dialogue: Political Empowerment of Women in Mongolia: Opening Remarks by Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu,UNDP Resident Representative
In 2011, UNDP in collaboration with the National Committee on Gender Equality held and international conference in exactly this room to discuss exactly this same topic. It brought a mixed crowd of politicians, NGOs, government representatives and experts, including a renowned academician from Harvard University to discuss how to increase women’s representation in politics. It was a success.
03 Dec 2014
The IVD mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. The purpose of the IVD is to recognize the commitment of volunteers and volunteer organizations, to inform people about the impact of volunteering on peace and sustainable development, and to applaud volunteers for their dedication and impact. In particular, IVD 2014 recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, with a special focus on honoring people’s participation in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally.
30 Oct 2014
Bangkok – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off today a two-day interactive conference on innovative thinking. Its objective is to explore how innovation can help address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.
24 Oct 2014
It is a great pleasure to be with you today. First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers for organizing the first international research conference on peace studies in Mongolia. And a warm welcome to the participants from Japan, Korea, Canada, Russia, and of cause Mongolia. Every year the world marks the United Nations Day on the 24th October. I am especially honored to discuss about PEACE today. United Nations was established in 1945 after the Second World War. Its ultimate goal is to promote peace and security and to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in the last century has brought untold sorrow to mankind.
22 Oct 2014
n behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I very warmly welcome you to the launch of the “Being LGBT in Asia” Mongolia Country Report! We started a journey together almost exactly 8 months ago, in March this year. We started a national dialogue on what it means to be Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender in Mongolia. Today we are touching base, meeting again as a committed and proactive group in support of LGBT rights to review what we have achieved over the last 8 months and most importantly to launch our joint product, the Mongolia Country Report of the “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative.
22 Oct 2014
Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UN-USAID Country Report
Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights. There is still societal homophobia and transphobia and LGBT people encounter social stigma and even violence in various settings such as families, employment, health care and public areas.
17 Oct 2014
Globally, the number of extreme poor hasdropped by 650 million in the last three decades, a level of progress humankind had never seen before. Similarly, in Mongolia, poverty has been significantly reduced. But still there are more than a billion people living in extreme poverty around the world and poverty in Mongolia remains too high at 27.4 percent.Globally, the number of extreme poor has dropped by 650 million in the last three decades, a level of progress humankind had never seen before. Similarly, in Mongolia, poverty has been significantly reduced. But still there are more than a billion people living in extreme poverty around the world and poverty in Mongolia remains too high at 27.4 percent.
22 Sep 2014
For five years now the world has been having a global conversation. A conversation that reaches out and brings the voices of not only world leaders but also new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, entrepreneurs, celebrities and many other voices from around the world. This truly global conversation is the Social Good Summit and today we are here to participate in this amazing event.
09 Sep 2014
The Mongolia +Social Good Meet Up will advocate for “social good”, to bring out innovative initiatives and social enterprises, to challenge existing social norms, encourage women’s leadership and empowerment and to facilitate a more forward-thinking modern youth identity. This dynamic event with a mix of civil society organizations, IT specialists, women leaders and government representatives will kick off on Monday, September 22nd at the Ulaanbaatar IT Park.
25 Jun 2014
Speech by Sezin Sinanoglu, Resident Representative: National Forum “Together for Corruption Free Society”
The Millennium Development Goals are due to end in 2015. Over the last 2 years the UN has been leading a global effort to come up with a new, a Post 2015 development agenda. Over 3 million people from all over the world and all walks of life have participated in global, regional and national level consultations to help shape this future development agenda, including the formulation of a set of new goals, which are called the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs for short). Good governance, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption have featured very strongly in all these discussions.
17 Jun 2014
Keynote Speech by Mr. Haoliang Xu: Consultation on Post 2015 Development Agenda: Engaging with Private Sector
The themes of this meeting, “Engaging with the private sector” and “Strengthening the role of small and medium enterprises in sustainable development” are very pertinent, both for Mongolia, and for the world at large. Over the last two decades we have witnessed huge achievements, especially in the Asia pacific region. Hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, and the income levels of countless millions more above that line have been lifted too.
17 Jun 2014
National Consultation on the Post 2015 Development Agenda: Engaging with the private sector, Speech by Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu, UN Resident Coordinator
On behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Mongolia, I am truly happy to welcome you all to this National Consultation with the Private Sector to discuss the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
17 Jun 2014
National Consultation on the POST-2015 Development Agenda: Engaging with the private sector: Strengthening the Contribution of SMEs for Sustainable Development’
The Post-2015 Development Agenda presents a historic opportunity for the international community to engage the private sector in a dialogue exploring how businesses can best contribute to global sustainability. At the same time, it is a golden opportunity for the business community to elevate their missions and strategies to align with the Post-2015 vision, fostering innovation, finding solutions and allowing for transformational partnerships to be formed to benefit the society and economy, as well as drive business success.
16 Jun 2014
Development Dialogue 8: “Sustainable Urban Development in Mongolia”:Opening remarks by Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative
UNDP’s cooperation with the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development has been growing very fast and we see this Dialogue as an excellent opportunity to start exploring new avenues and ideas for expanding our collaboration.
13 Jun 2014
UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific to visit Mongolia, 16-19 June
Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific will be visiting Mongolia from June 16-19, 2014.
02 Jun 2014
Opening remarks by Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu, UN Resident Coordinator: High-Level International Workshop on “WTO agreement on Trade facilitation implications for LLDCs”
Distinguished Participants: On behalf of the UN Family in Mongolia, I warmly welcome you to Mongolia. I also congratulate the Government of Mongolia, OHRLLS and the International Think Tank for LLDCs for organizing this very important workshop. The focus of this Workshop is the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, but I would like to use this opportunity to bring forth a few additional thoughts – some thoughts on trade and human development.
22 May 2014
Workshop on “Green Economic Modeling and System Dynamics Capacity Building for T21 Model of Mongolia”
Government of Mongolia is working on the institutionalization of macroeconomic Modeling T21 developed by Millennium Institute and it aims to identify integrated and comprehensive medium to long term development planning and to generate scenarios of socio-economic indicators using a system dynamic method. Within this framework, utilization of T21 model in Mongolia became available with the funding from the UNDP through “Strengthening the government capacity of national development policy and planning” Project.
19 May 2014
High-Level International Workshop on “WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Implications for LLDCs” to be organized in Mongolia
Landlockedness hinders full participation of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in international trade. Lack of territorial access to the sea and remoteness and isolation from world markets, compounded by other challenges such as additional border crossings, cumbersome transit procedures, inefficient logistics systems, weak institutions and poor infrastructure, often translate into high transport and transit costs for LLDCs.
- 15 May 2014
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- 24 Dec 2014:Opening Speech by Sezin Sinanoglu, UNDP Resident Representative:Consultative Meeting on Best Practices and Initiatives of Information Transparency
- 24 Oct 2014:“Peace Studies in the 21st Century and Mongolia” International Conference
- 22 Oct 2014:Mongolia LGBT Dialogue Report Launch