An agreement to implement the UNFPA VII programme to support Mongolia was signed

On February 8, 2023, the agreement between the Secretariat of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the implementation of the “UN Population Fund Mongolia Support Programme was signed by the  Ms. L.Ulziisaikhan Ph.D, Secretary General of the State Great Hural  of Mongolia and Mr. Khalid Sharifi, Head of the Mongolia Country Office for the UNFPA.

This program will be implemented from 2023 until 2027. Since 2003, the UNFPA has been working with the Mongolian Parliament.


During the meeting, Ms. L.Ulziisaikhan Ph.D congratulated Mr. Khalid Sharifi on his new appointment as Head of the Mongolia Country Office and wished him success in his work, and noted she was pleased with the successful implementation of the joint projects and programmes between the two parties, as well as the relations and cooperation between the State Great Hural and the UNFPA.

Mr. Khalid Sharifi noted he was happy that the VII programme of supporting Mongolia is going to be implemented in cooperation with the Secretariat of the State Great Hural. He recalled that during the International Conference on Population and Development held in Kenya in 2019, Mongolia made a commitment to cooperate with international cooperation organizations in issues such as reducing infant mortality, ensuring sustainable family development, and reducing gender-based violence. He also noted that the Programme is also aimed at implementing this promise.


Ms. L.Ulziisaikhan Ph.D pointed out that the previous programmes were implemented in cooperation with the Standing Committee on social policy of the State Great Hural, but the cooperation with the Secretariat within the framework of the VII program creates conditions for the effective implementation of the program. She also said that as a woman, she would pay special attention to the implementation of measures to protect children and women from violence, promote youth development, and promote gender equality.

The Secretariat of the State Great Hural and the UNFPA will work together in the coming 5 years to improve laws on demographics, sexual and reproductive health, youth development, and gender equality.


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