Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh receives UNDP Resident Representative
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