UNDP in Mongolia’s Civil Society Advisory Committee convenes for 2024

February 26, 2024
UNDP Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar – 27 February 2024: Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mongolia hosted its first Civil Society Advisory Committee (CSAC) Meeting for 2024. During the meeting, the CSAC members discussed potential areas of collaboration, main theme, and advocacy priorities for this year.

Founded in 2023, the CSAC consists of a diverse group of civil society organizations, specializing in gender equality, rights of persons with disabilities, youth, media, renewable energy, governance, rural development, environment, digitalisation, and sustainable financing.

The CSAC is a key institutional mechanism for facilitating two-way dialogue between UNDP and Civil society organizations supporting UNDP in developing key strategies and policies, promoting civic engagement, fostering partnerships, and jointly advocating on critical issues.

UNDP in Mongolia has maintained a strong partnership with civil society over the years, collaborating in key areas of programme design, implementation, and advocacy. The latest example is the active engagement of civil society on the development of the Country Programme Document for 2023-2027. 

UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia Ms. Matilda Dimovska

UNDP Mongolia

Ms. Matilda Dimovska, UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia, highlighted the importance of civil society for raising awareness, being the voice of the marginalized people, and advocating for inclusivity and stated, 

"I look forward to working together with you to harness our collective expertise and commitment, in ensuring Mongolia’s journey towards a sustainable future is inclusive, equitable, and leaves no one behind."

The membership of UNDP’s CSAC, co-chaired by National Coordinator of MonFemnet Network Ms. Enkhjargal Davaasuren, includes Fara Foundation, Youth for Policy Watch, Renewable Industries Association, Media Council, Mongolian National Federation of Disabled Persons’ Organization, Association of Mongolian Rangers, UN Youth Advisory Panel, National Federation of Pasture Users Group, and Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association. 

National Coordinator of MonFemnet Network Ms. Enkhjargal Davaasuren

UNDP Mongolia

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Erdenesukh Otgonbayar | Communications Analyst | UNDP in Mongolia | erdenesukh.otgonbayar@undp.org