Number of hungry in Asia-Pacific swells by more than 50 million since the arrival of COVID-19
According to the 2021 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition by FAO and UNICEFBangkok – The state of food security and nutrition in Asia and the Pacific has worsened, as more than 375 million people in the region faced hunger in 2020, an increase of 54 million over the previous year, according to a joint report just published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
‘Business training and discussion for young entrepreneurs and professionals’ organized
On December 14, 2021, the EBRD, Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia and Mongolian Youth Council jointly organized a “Business training and discussion for young entrepreneurs and professionals”, funded by EU.
COVID-19: 285 new cases reported
The Ministry of Health reported today, December 16 that 285 СOVID-19 infections and two deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. In detail, 194 cases were reported in Ulaanbaatar city, with 86 cases in 21 provinces and 5 imported cases.
Works to pass import goods and products through Erlian border checkpoint ongoing
On December 14, B. Munkhjin, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, reported that the operation to import goods and products from Erlian border checkpoint of China is being caried out in phases.
Cabinet meeting in brief
At its regular meeting on December 14, the Cabinet discussed the following issues.
Ambassador to U.S. visits prominent Mongolist Alicia Campi
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States U.Batbayar and representatives of the Embassy on December 14 visited Dr. Alicia Campi, a well-known Mongolian studies scholar who has been hospitalized for the past few months.
Meeting held with IOM Chief of Mission for Mongolia
On December 13, L. Munkhtushig, Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Mongolia to the People’s Republic of China, met with Mr. Giuseppe Crocetti, Chief of Mission of China and Mongolia at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to exchange views on IOM’s ongoing projects in Mongolia and opportunities for further expansion of bilateral cooperation.
Historian Morris Rossabi awarded Certificate of Merit
Mr. V.Enkhbold, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, has received Professor Morris Rossabi, well-known historian and mongolist living in New York City, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, in the Mission of Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar’s team wins third place at International Olympiad of Metropolises
Students of Ulaanbaatar took third place at the 6th International Olympiad of Metropolises with a team score.
Global Partnership for Education to provide USD 5 million as non-refundable aid
Minister of Education and Science L.Enkh-Amgalan and the ministry’s officials are currently attending the RewirED Summit taking place in Dubai, UAE between December 12 and 14. On the sidelines of the summit, the minister held a meeting with Chair of the Board of Directors at Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Jakaya Kikwete and other officials to exchange views on cooperation.
Combination of air pollution and COVID-19 can cause more health risks
Leading experts, policymakers, development partners and private sector have gathered at a high level consultative meeting “Air pollution in times of the pandemic” today to discuss air pollution reduction policies and programmes in Mongolia.
Photographs featuring assistance provided by former Soviet Union presented
With the assistance of the former Soviet Union, the leather processing factory in Altanbulag was first built in Mongolia in the 1920s. Alongside the State Printing Factory, and Thermal Power Plant, this was followed by the 50 km railroad connecting Ulaanbaatar and Nalaikh in 1938, the 237 km railroad connecting Choibalsan and Solovievsk, over 700 km of autoroad and the 428 km railroad connecting Ulaanbaatar - Naushki between 1947 and 1949. All of the various buildings and structures constructed in Mongolia with non-refundable aid from the former Soviet Union are being presented through photographs.
MCC hosts leaders from Mongolia, Niger, Senegal for Democracy Delivers Development
The Millennium Challenge Corporation hosted senior government leaders from Mongolia, Niger, and Senegal to discuss how democracies are working in partnership to deliver development results.
COVID-19: 191 new cases, two deaths reported
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The Ministry of Health reported today that 191 СOVID-19 infections and two deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
'Hunnu Air' conducts direct flight to Ulan-Ude
The Russian Federation has resumed its air service with some countries including Mongolia starting December 1. Following the decision, 'Hunnu Air' airline of Mongolia has launched its flights to Ulan-Ude city of Russian Buryatia Republic.
Council of professional associations established
The Council of professional associations has been officially established under the Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection (AFCCP) of Mongolia.
Mongolia records lowest daily number of COVID-19 cases in 9 months
The Ministry of Health reported today that 94 СOVID-19 infections and three deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily number of cases recorded in Mongolia since March.
ADB concludes consultations on future operational priorities with all provinces
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has completed provincial-level consultations as part of the 30th anniversary of Mongolia-ADB partnership with a fifth event covering the western provinces.
Newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Mongolia presents letter of accreditation
On December 9, newly appointed UNICEF Representative in Mongolia Evariste Kouassi-Komlan presented a letter of Accreditation to Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg.