AKIPRESS.COM - Deputy Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh welcomed the Head of UNFPA Mongolia Naomi Kitahara on Oct. 17, according to GoGo Mongolia.
Deputy Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh proposed UNFPA to cooperate and support on hosting the conference and expressed his belief that Ulaanbaatar would host the second ASEM.
UNFPA approved US$ 15.1 million programs for Mongolia to be implemented in 2017-2021, aiming at improving sex and reproductive health as well as youth development and gender equality.
During the meeting, both parties expressed their readiness to collaborate actively within the implementation of the program. India will host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction next month. Therefore, Head of UNFPA Mongolia Naomi Kitahara requested Deputy Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to support UN initiatives and recommendations on that issue at the conference.
At the meeting, Naomi Kitahara noted that “Mongolia became one of the nine countries, reduced the maternal death. However, as of first quarter of 2016, maternal mortality is expected to rise. I wish Mongolia would not draw back its success on reduction of the maternal mortality due to economic situation". Then Naomi Kitahara requested Deputy Prime Minister not to cut the costs regarding social welfare, and saving lives. Further she promised to purchase and donate the required medical equipment to hospitals, considering the economic crisis faced to the country.
The parties had talks on further bilateral actions to provide required information of National Emergency Management Agency and National Statistics Office. In addition, Ulaanbaatar plans to host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in cooperation with the Government of Mongolia and The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in 2018.