Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh re­ceives UNDP Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive

The UB Post - - POLITICS -

Hav­ing been re­cently ap­pointed the 30th Prime Min­is­ter of Mon­go­lia, U.Khurel­sukh has been quick to meet with key part­ner­ing in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund (IMF). Con­ducive to his ef­forts to es­tab­lish a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with all the ma­jor in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion, the new Prime Min­is­ter re­ceived UNDP Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Beate Trankmann on Oc­to­ber 12.

Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh dou­bled­down on Mon­go­lia’s com­mit­ment to meet­ing the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs), oth­er­wise known as the Global Goals, which are a uni­ver­sal call to ac­tion to end poverty, pro­tect the planet, and en­sure that all peo­ple en­joy peace and pros­per­ity.

He un­der­lined to Trankmann that he will work closely with the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agency to en­sure the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the SDGs ap­proved in 2015 by the United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly. In par­tic­u­lar, U.Khurel­sukh vowed for a more con­certed ef­fort by re­lat­ing agen­cies to ful­fill the 17 goals set forth by the ini­tia­tive.

A na­tional bench­mark to mea­sure the com­ple­tion of these goals and a mech­a­nism that eval­u­ates the re­sults must be cre­ated, the Prime Min­is­ter noted.

Trankmann ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the Prime Min­is­ter’s in­ter­est and ea­ger­ness to reach the SDGs.

The SDGs are made up of the three di­men­sions of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment: eco­nomic, so­cial, and en­vi­ron­men­tal. Trankmann said that due to the eco­nomic cri­sis, Mon­go­lia has fo­cused mainly on eco­nomic goals. While the res­i­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive ex­pressed un­der­stand­ing of the sit­u­a­tion, she urged the Prime Min­is­ter to not leave the two other di­men­sions be­hind.

The 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment was adopted at the United Na­tions Sum­mit in New York from Septem­ber 25 to 27, 2015. They are in­te­grated and in­di­vis­i­ble, and bal­ance the three di­men­sions of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh shak­ing hands with UNDP Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Beate Trankmann

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