United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
For over 30 years, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked with the Government of Mongolia to “deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.” As such, UNFPA’s work in Mongolia is focused on achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting gender equality, ensuring development opportunities for young people, and supporting the collection, dissemination and use of population data for the development of policies and programmes.
The year 2017 marked the launch of UNFPA’s 6th Country Programme for Mongolia, with a focus specifically on youth development, sexual and reproductive health and rights for youth, and addressing Gender-based Violence. This contributes to the development of a policy environment that 1) promotes quality Sexual and Reproductive Health services for youth; 2) allows for the implementation of Life Skills Education programmes based on human rights and gender equality; 3) encourages greater youth participation and increased representation, particularly for girls, in national laws; and 4) advances stronger protection systems to address violence against women and girls with enhanced multi-sectoral response, including in humanitarian settings. Through the 6th Country Programme (2017 to 2021), UNFPA seeks to help Mongolia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.