UNFPA holds Strategic Workshop with partners to discuss new Country ProgrammeSociety
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. UNFPA Mongolia Country Office is organizing a Strategic Workshop in a hybrid format with partners, colleagues and stakeholders to introduce and discuss UNFPA’s new 7th Country Programme for Mongolia (2023-2027) on Tuesday, 29 March 2022.
During the opening of the workshop, UNFPA Mongolia Head of Office Dr. Khalid Sharifi said, “UNFPA is committed to leading the areas of youth development, gender equality, women empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, addressing the need of people with disabilities and creating awareness of the demographic transition as a crucial area for the United Nations system.”
“The new country programme is built on the success of the previous programme and is guided by the 6th programme evaluation recommendations and focuses among many areas on ensuring sustainable and uninterrupted delivery of family planning services at all levels of health care; continue support to the health sector to ensure the sustainability of the interventions including midwifery education, implementation of the mobile application programme, and replicating the success of the Telemedicine Project for Maternal and Child Health; strengthen institutional capacities to fully implement the National Action Plan Combating Domestic Violence and ensure budget sustainability and strengthen multi-sectoral cooperation and response to gender-based violence, gender equality and women empowerment across the country; support in/pre-service teacher training systems and mechanisms for comprehensive sexuality education,” Dr. Sharifi said.
During the workshop, UNFPA introduced the framework of the new 7th Country Programme to participants and received inputs from stakeholders, which will align with UNFPA’s global effort to end preventable maternal deaths, end the unmet need for family planning, and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
The first comprehensive Country Programme between the Government of Mongolia and UNFPA officially started in 1992. It focused on the delivery of family planning services and information and the promotion of population data use to support government development policies and programmes.
UNFPA’s 6th Country Programme in Mongolia covering five years was launched in 2017, focusing on youth participation, realizing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth, and addressing gender-based violence. The Country Programme supports Mongolia to achieve the SDGs and is closely aligned and implemented with other UN agencies.
The Strategic Workshop on UNFPA’s 7th Country Programme in Mongolia was attended by representatives of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Policy, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Health, government agencies, health and education organizations, UN agencies, international development organizations, and civil society.