MINISTER N.NOMTOIBAYAR ATTENDING ANNUAL SESSION OF THE ECOSOC COMMISSION ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Delegation of Mongolia headed by Mr. N. Nomtoibayar, Minister of Labor and Social Protection and Member of Parliament of Mongolia is taking part in the 55th session of the Commission on Social Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The 55th session with the priority theme on “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all” will be held on 1-10 February 2017 in New York.

In the beginning of his statement, Minister N. Nomtoibayar underlined that Mongolia’s SDG priorities included eradication of poverty in all its forms, sustainable economic growth and preservation of ecological balance and that the Government Action Plan 2016-2020 contains notable measures to support implementation of the SDGs. Especially, youth oriented strategies and activities including Youth Investment, Youth Development Strategy, National Youth Program, Youth Development Law and Government Agency to implement this policies and programs have been pointed out as a shortcut to achieve the SDGs.

Agenda of the 55th session consists of the general discussions, three panel discussions on poverty eradication, youth development and poverty and disability, and adoption of resolutions as Policies and programs involving youth and Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and more than 50 side events on different aspects of social development.