Mongolia’s Country Program document to be implemented between 2017 and 2021 was approved on September 6, at the second regular session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, S.Sukhbold, presented a speech at the executive board session, which closed earlier today at UN Headquarters in New York City. He noted that the previous five country programs of the UNFPA launched in Mongolia contributed greatly to supporting population development, maternal and child health, and the health of young people.
The focus of the sixth country program is on adolescents in Mongolia, and on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are consistent with Mongolia’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, S.Sukhbold noted.
The 2017-2021 Country Program hopes to amplify priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programs by increasing the availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health. It also aims to advance gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the country’s most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents, and youth.
In addition to Mongolia, the UNFPA approved Country Programs for 19 countries, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Laos, Morocco, Thailand, and Vietnam.
See the full version of the Mongolia country program document via the following link: