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22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DA NANG, Viet Nam, 14 August 2017 – A newborn baby dies every two minutes in the Western Pacific Region. A major contributor to newborn deaths is the early separation from the mothers after birth. Not only do separated babies not benefit from skin-to-skin contact, they are exposed to hypothermia and hospital-acquired infections. Further, babies are often given infant formula instead of breast milk, which increases the risk of infection, malnutrition and death many fold.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

28 Jul 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 28 July 2017 08:11 GMT

Authorities are also dealing with wildfires in Mongolia's fragile steppe and desert environment

ULAANBAATAR, July 28 (Reuters) - Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures last month rose to the highest in more than half a century, agricultural officials said.

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01 Jul 2017 description

Date of Issue: 1 July 2017

Operation start date: 15 January 2016

Operation end date: 28 February 2017

Description of the disaster

09 Jun 2017 description

By Gabrielle Emery

A new and revitalised legal base for disaster risk reduction and response has emerged in Mongolia, with the recent passage of the revised Disaster Protection Law. The new disaster law was passed by Mongolia’s Parliament, the Great Khural, and serves to strengthen Mongolia’s governance framework for disasters. It also ushers in a more contemporary approach to disaster management, moving the country from a reactive response paradigm to one which is proactive and works to prevent and reduce the risk of disasters on people, livestock and the environment.

08 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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2016 marked the last year and successful conclusion of the UNFPA’s 5th Country Programme 2012-2016 for Mongolia. The successful completion of the Country Programme coincided with the closing of a decade long of support to Mongolia in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In particular, MDG 3: Equal rights for women and men, MDG 5: Reducing maternal mortality, and MDG 6: Combating HIV/AIDS. In 2015, Mongolia succeeded to become one of the only 9 countries that successfully met the target to reduce maternal mortality by 2/3.

05 Jun 2017 description

This publication shows how change works. It is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners. It explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions profiled here demonstrate how much can happen when commitment is sustained, and when governments, private sector, civil society and UNDP work together. Innovation, delivering at large-scale, and partnership are key elements of the successful projects in the publication.

31 May 2017 description

Date of Issue: 31 May 2017

Operation start date: 15 January 2016

Operation end date: 28 February 2017

Description of the disaster   

26 May 2017 description


A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

11 May 2017 description


  • Favourable outlook for 2017 wheat crop

  • Wheat import requirements in 2016/17 forecast to sharply decrease from last year’s high level

  • Prices of beef and mutton increased seasonally in recent months

Favourable outlook for 2017 wheat crop

09 May 2017 description

Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Mongolia

Excellency Mr. Khurelsukh, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia,
Excellency Ms. Oyunkhorol, Minister for Environment and Tourism
Distinguished Ms Mungunchimeg, Vice Minister Labor & Social Protection
Distinguished Brigadier-General Badral, Chief of NEMA
Ms. Bolormaa, Secretary General of Red Cross Mongolia, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

14 Apr 2017 description


  • Wheat planting will start in major producing regions soon and 2017 output will depend on weather

  • Wheat production in 2016 recovered from previous year’s very low level

  • Wheat import requirements in 2016/17 forecast to sharply decrease from last year’s high level

  • Prices of beef and mutton increased in recent months to reflect market seasonality

  • Livestock sector and rural population affected by severe winter

13 Apr 2017 description


This update provides an overview of the progress made since the allocation of CHF 117,349 from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 4 January 2017 – which was followed by the launch of Emergency Appeal operation on 10 February 2017 – to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) in meeting relief and recovery needs of people affected by ongoing extreme winter conditions, locally known as Dzud.

12 Apr 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

ULAANBAATAR, 12 April 2017 – The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat, says his country is ready to share its vast experience of managing extreme hazards to support greater implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction across Asia.

The Prime Minister revealed that this was one of the key motivations behind Mongolia’s decision to host – and co-organise with UNISDR – the next Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Ulaanbaatar in 2018.