Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Comprehensive Community Services to Improve Human Security for the Rural Disadvantaged Populations in Mongolia”
April 30, 2009
- On 30 April, the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided
to extend assistance totalling 3,072,803.80 US dollars (approximately 316.5
million yen) through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to
a project entitled “Comprehensive Community Services to Improve Human Security
for the Rural Disadvantaged Populations in Mongolia”, which is to be implemented
by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health
Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- In Mongolia, social discrepancies between the urban and rural populations are visibly widening. People living in rural areas of Mongolia, especially ethnic/linguistic minorities, are facing many social problems such as information deficiency on economic, social, and educational issues, limited access to safe drinking water, health service and education, and high unemployment rate. This project aims to improve human security situation of targeted people facing these threats. This project will take a multi-sectoral approach to ensure long-term self-sustainability of targeted people. Following activities will be implemented;
- Reducing illiteracy rate of the rural population through improving access to formal and non-formal quality education in rural areas;
- Improving access to primary healthcare and safe drinking water among the rural population through conducting local training programs and improving facilities;
- Improving income-generating opportunities and the livelihood of the rural population in the targeted provinces through supporting small and micro entrepreneurs;
- Conducting workshops in order to increase the awareness of policy makers on the disadvantaged groups in rural areas.
- Enhancing access to information among the rural population, especially ethnic/linguistic minorities, by increasing local broadcasting in local languages through providing trainings and upgrading local printing houses;
- This project is expected to promote human security of the disadvantaged people living in rural areas of Mongolia.