Six decades of upholding children’s rights in Mongolia
UNICEF in Mongolia
UNICEF has worked in Mongolia for almost 60 years. During this period, the country has experienced a dramatic transformation that has brought benefits and opportunities as well as challenges to its three million people. Since its transition from socialism and a centrally planned economy 30 years ago, Mongolia has developed a vibrant parliamentary and multiparty democracy, a thriving private sector and a market-based economy that has grown exponentially. As a lower-middle-income country, Mongolia has moved from a recipient of development aid to a leader in promoting multi-lateral diplomacy and human rights. During this time, children’s well-being has improved steadily.
While the scope of the UNICEF programmes may have changed over time, the organization’s core mandate has not: UNICEF is in Mongolia to reach every child.