UN Day and UN 75th anniversary celebration in Mongolia

2020-10-23 16:48:37

24th of October is United Nations Day – a celebration of the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, which occurs amid a global pandemic, which makes the organization’s founding mission is more crucial than ever.

On October 22, an official ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate United Nations Day - 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

On his congratulatory speech at the event, Prime Minister of Mongolia Khurelsukh said,
"By becoming a member of the United Nations, Mongolia was able to strengthen its global reputation and stance, with opportunities to expand foreign policy, and partner with other countries in a wide range. Today, 11 agencies are resident in Mongolia representing their respective United Nations organizations, funds and programs. They have become our important development partners. I would like to thank the UN Country Team once again for their support and effective cooperation on all aspects, including poverty, human rights, governance, democracy, children, women, youth, people with disabilities and the environment.”

During the ceremony, remarks were given by UN Resident Coordinator Tapan Mishra and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Mongolia I.K.Azizov as a representative of the Diplomatic Corps in Mongolia. The UN agencies also introduced their programs and activities being implemented in Mongolia.

Mongolia became a member of the United Nations on October 27, 1961. Various events are planned in the framework of the 60th anniversary to be marked next year.