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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
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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

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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.

12 Apr 2017 description

Mongolia is currently experiencing Dzud, local term for extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfalls, which prevents livestock from accessing pasture or from receiving adequate hay and fodder.

The Mongolian Red Cross Society, in cooperation with The International Federation of Red Cross, launched an appeal to deliver assistance and support to the herder population, who are at risk of losing millions of livestock, the only source of food, transport, and income for almost half of the Mongolian population.

07 Apr 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

ULAANBAATAR, 7 April 2017 – Mongolia has pledged to lead by example and inspire countries across Asia to meet the most pressing target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint for tackling natural and human-induced hazards.

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ulaanbaatar, 28 March 2017 – Over 260 000 people are affected by harsh winter condition known as Dzud disaster in Mongolia. Last month the National Emergency Commission reported severe winter conditions in 158 districts (soums) of 17 provinces (aimags) and one district of Ulaanbaatar city.

13 Mar 2017 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):


13 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

DORNOD/KHENTII, Mongolia – Mongolia was struck by harsh conditions this winter, raising risks for pastoral and nomadic communities. An estimated 165,000 people were affected, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mongolia. The situation has caused particular concern for women and girls, who are experiencing limited access to sexual and reproductive health supplies and care and increased vulnerability to gender-based violence.