The United Nations (the UN) has been working in Mongolia since 1963. It supports the national priorities in achieving sustainable, equitable and inclusive growth in Mongolia. UN works on a range of issues in the country including implementing the SDGs, protecting environment, building democratic governance, ensuring food security, protecting maternal and child health, promoting decent jobs, facilitating access to quality public services such as health, education, water and sanitation.
Over the years the co-operation has evolved into a true partnership with government, civil society, and local communities across the country. Today, we have fourteen agencies working as part of the UN Development Assistance Framework 2017-2021.
For the past five decades, the UN has provided approximately US$480 million worth of technical assistance to Mongolia, but our relationship goes far beyond funding. The UN’s partnership with Mongolia is about sharing knowledge and expertise, as well as offering solutions and policy advisory to key development challenges.
Mongolia, over the 57 years of its membership, has been an active member of the UN, participating in many important decisions related to global security and development. For a nation of just over 3 million people, Mongolia has made extraordinary contributions to global peace and stability. Since 2002, it has deployed more than 14,000 troops to UN peacekeeping forces in some of the most difficult conflict zones, such as Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Western Sahara. Mongolia has become a beacon for democratic governance in this region, sharing lessons with others, including Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan. It has also taken a regional leadership role in providing a voice to the needs of landlocked countries by establishing and funding an International Think Tank for the Landlocked Developing Countries.