2013 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
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 RCAR 2013 - Mongolia

Presidential elections were held in Mongolia in June 2013 and the incumbent Ts. Elbegdorj was re-elected for a second term. OSCE deemed the elections free, fair and transparent. For the first time, a female candidate ran for President and Mongolians abroad voted in the elections. Mr. Enkhbayar, former President imprisoned in 2012 on corruption charges, was released on the basis of health issues. His political party remains a coalition partner in the current Government.

Despite a sharp drop in coal exports and falling global commodity prices, GDP growth expected to reach 11.8%[1] in 2013 and Mongolia remained one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Growth was sustained by a relatively mild winter that boosted agricultural production, strong expansion of the construction sector fueled by increased credit and expansionary economic policies.

In 2013, the country also grappled with high inflation (12.5%)[2] and a growing current account deficit as foreign direct investments (FDI) declined. The 2014 government budget was significantly cut to reflect the declining revenue. To help boost investor confidence and reverse FDI decline, the Parliament passed a new Investment Law in October 2013.

The Bank of Mongolia injected liquidity of around 20% of GDP to support economic growth amidst declining FDI.  This, combined with a sharp drop in capital inflows, drained its foreign currency reserves and weakened the country’s currency by 25%. The country remains heavily dependent on China for exports and imports and continues to be highly vulnerable to external shocks.

Mongolia has a human development index (HDI) of 0.675 and a rank of 108 out of 187 countries in 2013. When the value is discounted for inequality, the HDI falls to 0.568 with a loss of 15.9 %. The poverty head count declined by more than 11 percentage points between 2010 and 2012, but still remains unacceptably high at 27.4%, for a low middle-income country like Mongolia.

The 5th MDG report was issued in December 2013, revising earlier assessments downwards and determining that the country has achieved, or will do so by 2015 only eight out of its 24 targets. This sparked debate in the Parliament and wider recognition for stronger attention to social policies and the need to develop a poverty reduction strategy.

The new Integrated Budget Law started implementation in 2013 providing local governments 4-5 times more revenue than before. In the absence of a decentralization strategy and the required capacities, these transfers represent significant absorption, management and accountability challenges for local governments. Mongolia’s ranking in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index went up from 94 in 2012 to 83 in 2013. The ‘Smart Government’ initiative of the President with emphasis on the optimal government size, freedom from red tape, adherence to the rule of law, and effective service delivery, has received popular support across the political spectrum.

The impact of climate change and global warming are already evident with a 1.56°C increase in temperature during the last 60 years compared to the global average of 0.8°C. The Government released the results of the 2011 water inventory, which showed that 12.6% of the registered rivers, lakes and springs have dried up since 2007. Air pollution continues to significantly undermine health, especially in the capital where the level of pollutants often significantly exceed WHO standards. The Government has developed a green development strategy to address its challenges for sustainable development.

Mongolia continues to seek a stronger and more visible role in the global community and successfully organized the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies in April hosting the largest and highest level international conference the country has ever had. It also successfully hosted the global celebration of the World Environment Day in June 2013. The country joined the OSCE in 2013, maintains its status of Nuclear Weapon Free Zone and continues to contribute to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world with 935 troops in total.



[1] IMF, World Economic Outlook, October 2013

[2] National Statistics Office of Mongolia, Preliminary Socio-Economic Results for 2013, January 2014

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


1.      UNDAF Operationalization 

 

The 2012-2016 UNDAF remains valid and its priority areas match the new government’s development priorities. All agencies continue to implement their commitments to the respective outcomes and outputs.

 

After the parliamentary elections of 2012, the Government was formed only in August 2012 and prepared its action plan only in the last quarter. There was a huge restructuring of the state structures and significant changes to staff. Under these conditions the UNCT decided not to have a review in 2012. The first UNDAF review covering both 2012 and 2013 is planned for February 2014.

 

Preparations for the Review are led by FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA who have been assigned to coordinate one each of the four strategic priority areas.  Each group in consultation with the relevant counterparts will review the UNDAF M&E matrix to confirm agreed indicators and targets, identify needed revisions, fill-in the missing gaps, and develop briefs on the strategic priority area’s implementation progress, key achievements and ways forward; and prepare for the review meeting. The review will also address implementation arrangements especially with regard to new national legislation on aid coordination.  

 

Theme Group on HIV/AIDSchaired by UNFPA supported the country’s efforts on HIV/AIDS through the implementation of the UN HIV joint workplan. Key outputs include (i) successful completion of mid-term review of the National Strategy Plan on HIV/AIDS/STIs and operationalization of its recommendations, (ii) technical and financial support for organizing the 6th National Forum on HIV/AIDS/STIs, (iii) joint advocacy for elimination of stigma and discrimination of LGBT people and people living with and affected by HIV, (iv) strengthening a legal environment on AIDS; and (v) capacity strengthening and sensitization workshops. With UN support, a remarkable progress has been made in advancing human rights of LGBT - 12th Annual Report on Status of Human Rights and Freedom in Mongolia devotes a chapter on LGBT rights. As a follow up to the report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Legal Affairs has endorsed a resolution to implement the UPR recommendations to protect and ensure rights and freedom of LGBT people in the country. UN co-organized the first ever Pride Week in Mongolia as well as targeted human rights workshops for media professionals, civil society organizations and prosecutors. The 2012 landmark report “HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health” by the Global Commission on HIV was translated into Mongolian and disseminated to legal and health professionals.

Working Group on Youth, which coordinates UN agencies’ youth related programming and oversees the UN Youth Advisory Panel (UN YAP) was led by UNICEF. As a result of calls for proposals on community development among youth in Nalaikh district of Ulaanbaatar city and Khuvsgul aimag in collaboration with UN YAP, three small projects focusing on environmental protection, participation and disability were selected and are currently under implementation. UN YAP continued its work in the National Committee on Youth; actively participated and helped to attract youth in many discussions, including those on the Post 2015 Agenda, UNDP’s NHDR (which focuses on youth). The National Youth Council was established in November 2013 partly due to the UN agencies’ strong advocacy for the establishment of a youth Civil Society Organizations (CSO) network to enable joint advocacy and stronger capacities.

 

Working Group on Gender.  In addition to sharing information on gender, and discussing national priorities and actions on gender, the focus for the UN Gender Theme Group in 2013 has been on supporting the implementation of the National Gender Equality Law (GEL). Theme Group members mapped their work against the priorities of the GEL and supported Mongolia according to their respective mandates and comparative advantages. The GTG will now take stock of the status of GEL implementation and map out future plans in its next meeting. During the year, the GTG has also participated actively in the government called meetings of international partners and donors in the area of gender.

Working Group on Social Protectionaims at unifying a common understanding and UN approach on social protection and promoting it at national level. Agencies included in the WG are ILO, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNDP. The WG has conducted assessment of the social protection floor (SPF) to identify the gaps in SPF and costing of social protection interventions to close the gap. As part of this work an assessment based national dialogue was conducted jointly with the Government, UN, civil society and workers and employers federations in September and December. Based on the discussions, UN developed analyses and submitted recommendations on old age pension, with a particular focus on herders and informal workers.

 

Working Group on Maternal-Child Healthis composed of UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA and aims at promoting the SG's initiative on MCH. The agencies jointly supported the National Conference on Maternal Newborn and Adolescent health held in June 2013, which highlighted the future framework for reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality, and helped to systemize the youth-friendly reproductive health service clinics nationwide.

 

Working Group on WASH is chaired by UNICEF and actively worked for promoting and strengthening WASH coordination mechanisms including WASH in School and Rural sanitation sub-working groups. In order to increase public awareness on improved sanitation opportunities and promote acceleration of achieving the MDG target 7 in Mongolia, the WG organized a 4-day exhibition on Sanitation and Hygiene in Ulaanbaatar. The event was highly broadcasted by local media and benefitted approximately 100,000 people who visited the exhibition and received information on improved sanitation and hygiene technologies.

Task Force on Civil-Society Engagement was lead jointly by WHO and UNVandhad two meetings in 2013. The group has compiled a list of CSO’s by sectors and drafted a UN Joint Strategy on CSE and the action plan which will be reviewed by UNCT in 2014.

M&E groupled by RCO continued working on fine tuning UNDAF M&E framework. The work has accelerated when Heads of Agencies of FAO, UNICEF, UNDP, and UNFPA led preparations for UNDAF review by strategic priorities.

UNCT strongly supports and mobilizes resources for staff UN Caresprogramme. Two new members attended a regional UN Cares Facilitator's training in Bangkok. On return, they conducted training for UN Cares members on understanding and safeguarding confidential handling of personal information in the UN workplace. The UN Cares team organized its third stigma event for UN staff in collaboration with LGBT community and people living with HIV network. The UN Cares booklet “Living in a World with AIDS” has been translated into Mongolian and is part of an orientation folder for new staff and their families. The World AIDS Day 2013 was marked in the UN Offices by promoting zero discrimination- the new theme of the upcoming year.

 

Joint Programme on Promoting social equality in the Gobi-areas of south Mongolia by fostering human security with integrated and prevention approachesprogramme implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO was completed in November 2013 with a final workshop that brought together partners and beneficiaries to discuss outcomes and lessons learnt. A terminal evaluation mission was fielded in October 2013 and rated implementation of the project as satisfactory in regard to its relevance, efficiency, ownership, effectiveness and sustainability.  The programme funded by UNTFHS ($2.7 million) has been implemented for 3 years in 6 soums of remote aimags. It has aimed at ensuring human security by inter alia improving water supply and sanitation and primary health care practices and successfullydemonstrated decentralized and centralized systems for  local school and hospital in two soums. Despite some visible achievements, the project experienced challenges in its construction works, due to cost increases in construction materials the short construction season. Recommendations, lessons learned and conclusions from the terminal evaluation report will be incorporated into future project designs.

 

2.      Activities of the Resident Coordinator’s Office

The UNRC Office was staffed with a Coordination Specialist, a donor-funded JPO (till 22 November 2013), and an Administrative Liaison Assistant funded and jointly used by UNHCR. Services of a webmaster cost shared and jointly used with UNDP were terminated in March due to budget constraints. With the limited human and financial recourses the RCO

-          Coordinated UNDAF annual review preparations works and led UNDAF M&E group;  

-          Led  Communications group activities;

-          Led UN House Task Force, communicated with HQ and Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues related to legal documentation on and coordinated among UN agencies, and managed OTIC procurement;

-          Organized a workshop on Inter-Agency Contingency Plan finalization jointly with OCHA;

-          Liaison with OCHHR on human rights issues;

-          Supported Special Rapporteurs; 

-          Provided administrative support to official high level visits, including UNCTAD Secretary General (March), UN Director General Office of Geneva (April), UN OHCHR mission on Optional Protocol-Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (April)UNEP Regional Director (April), UNEP Executive Director (June), WHO Director General (August), ILO Regional Director (August);

-          Arranged UNCT meetings with incoming missions and high level visitors;

-          Supported launching of ESCAP Survey;

-          Served as a secretariat to UNCT and HCT, and

-          Supported the RC for speech writing, political analysis, special events such as UN Day, all staff meetings and UN Compound Cleaning Day.

 

 

1.      Donor Coordination

With the change of political power and establishment of the new Government, there has been renewed interest in aid coordination. The newly established Ministry of Economic Development was tasked to develop a Policy for Aid Coordination and to oversee development and approval of all international projects and programmes in the country. But due to competing priorities and weak capacities on the topic, progress on the policy and implementation has been slow. The UN is part of all relevant coordination mechanisms, including by the Ministry of Justice, which the RC has been asked to co-chair. 

There are occasional Development Partners meeting organized by the WB. Thematicdonor coordination efforts include: WHO and the Ministry of Health for the health sector; ADB and Japan for the education sector; National authority for Child as the UNICEF counterpart for children; Global Fund CCM (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and UNAIDS), SME (UNDP and Ministry of Labour), UNICEF (WATSAN), UNFPA (MCH), Disaster management (UNDP and NEMA), Interagency Contingency Plan (RC and NEMA). A Technical Meeting between the GoM and development partners was organized in March to discuss country priorities and donor interventions with support from the World Bank.

 

2.      Security

 

Mongolia is a relatively safe and peaceful country. Currently Security Level 1 (Minimal) is in effect. There have been no acts of terrorism, kidnapping or extremist activities directed against UN staff and/or operations in Mongolia. The main potential threats to the safety and security of UN staff and their dependants are associated with field travel, petty crime, road and aviation safety, medical emergencies as well as harsh weather conditions and natural disasters. According to numerous scientific reports, the western and central parts of Mongolia are earthquake-pron. In 2013, security upgrades in communications and earthquake preparedness were undertaken and relevant equipment was purchased. SMT continued to meet regularly, with increased attention and communications drills during the Presidential election period.  

Summary on progress in UN Reform


1.      UN Support for MDGs and Post 2015 Agenda

 

UN supported the Government in producing its 5th MDG report. The process was much more robust and rigorous than in previous years resulting in changes to former assessments of the country’s progress in achieving the MDGs.  The Report determines that, of the 24 national targets, the country has 6 targets for which data is not available and/or targets have not been defined and another 7 targets that need considerable efforts to achieve. The Report sparked considerable debate in the Parliament, and renewed emphasis and interest on the MDGs by the Government,  paving the way for renewed and intensified discussions between the UN and Parliament and Government on MDG acceleration and the Post 2015 Agenda.

 

With funding from UNDOCO, UN Mongolia initiated and led the Post 2015 Agenda discussions in the country. A series of consultations with key stakeholders at local and national levels were organized during December 2012-May 2013, led by UNFPA, WHO, UNDP supported by UNICEF and ILO with reports from other thematic consultations. For further outreach, a social media (Facebook) campaign was organized by RCO.  Through all these efforts, more than 2900 people fromdifferent stakeholder groups participated and expressed their points on the future they want. The resulting report which incorporated the issues and concerns raised by the Mongolians presented to the High Level Panel and reflected in the final report “A Million Voices: the World We Want”.

 

2.      UN Common Activities and Operations

 

The UNCT is relatively small with in-country international representation only by FAO (Deputy Representative assigned in December 2013), UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNV (vacant as of November 2013), WB and WHO. All other agencies in the UNCT, namely, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UN HABITAT, UNESCO, UNHCR and UNIDO have their main offices out of the country (mostly in Beijing) and are represented either by national officers or project staff.  UNESCO closed its project office in Mongolia in December and will continue to be represented from Beijing. UNDSS reduced its presence in the country to local staff and will cover Mongolia with a Regional Security Advisor from Beijing. The RCO continues to host an administrative liaison assistant funded by UNHCR, who continues to implement a number of UNHCR activities.

 

Participation in joint activities as well as thematic and working groups poses a challenge to the smaller agencies, which at times have to channel the very few staff they have to several working groups. The RCO provides secretarial support to many groups and initiatives. An extended UNCT retreat was conducted in February 2013 with participation of Beijing based Representatives.

 

Humanitarian Country Team(HCT) is co-chaired by the UNRC and the Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and composed of 12 Clusters. It continued to work on an interagency contingency plan (IACP) based on an earthquake scenario. A workshop was organized in September 2013 jointly with the Government, OCHA and international organizations to review IACP and agree on the steps to finalize it.

 

UNISDR and UNDP co-funded an international consultant to assess the current disaster risk management situation and promote the integration of disaster risk reduction and mitigation features into the development planning process. The consultant developed recommendations for improving strategic policy, coordination mechanisms and regulatory frameworks in order to strengthen disaster risk reduction and management in Mongolia. Partly as a result of the UN advocacy and advisory services, the Government is now working on a new national emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction plan, and amendments to the disaster management law.

 

HACTTask Force is composed of UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA. After many years of delays and aborted attempts, a HACT macro assessment was prepared by an international consulting firm. The draft report will be further discussed and finalized internally in 2014 after which it will be submitted for discussion with the Government. The three agencies are also working on finalizing the consolidated Implementing Partners list and will conduct micro-assessments in 2014.

 

OMTmanaged UN Common Premises and Services. Itwas led by WHO (till October) and UNDP. A special task force led by RCO supported OMT in UN House related matters.

 

UN House:In December 2012, UN moved into the new UN House provided by the Government. The premises are shared by FAO, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNDP, UNDSS, UNESCO, UNICEF, and UNV. OMT’s work was focused on physical improvements of the new UN House and compound. Discussions with the Government to finalize legal arrangements, complete some unfinished construction works, install necessary fire safety measures are on-going. 

 

Common Services: The largest common service is the UN Dispensary, which provides services to all UN agency staff and dependants as well as those from several embassies with a cost shared UN physician and UN nurse. Due to budgetary constraints as well as increased availability of medical services in the country, in 2013 the UNCT took the decision to downsize the UN Dispensary. The UN Physician’s post was abolished. The Dispensary continues to function with a full time nurse to facilitate contacts with medical service providers and provide preventive care and emergency services when needed. The Dispensary Task Force was tasked with identifying and organizing agreements with additional medical service providers as well as helping identify additional potential UN Physicians. A new long term agreement with a travel agent was concluded in December 2013.

 

Security installations and services: OMT continued to implement the Common Security Budget and the security related investments to the UN House as described in the Security Plan and the One Time Installation Actions, respectively. Accordingly, the procurement of earthquake equipment is now 97% complete; tendering for major installations in the UN House (including Guard House, access control, CCTV) have been conducted and implementation of the works is underway. There were significant delays in the installation and operationalization of the VHF equipment due the technical problems (ie unable to install antenna on the UN House or other buildings).  In line with guidance from the UNDSS Regional Security Advisor and a reassessment of security risks and needs in the country, the SMT decided to change its communications system and requirements, and any further work on the VHF system were cancelled.  A new communication system has been put in place that relies on satellite and mobile phones as well as the internet. 

 

Local Salary Survey Committee (LSSC) has supported a comprehensive salary survey mission fielded in December 2013.The mission originally planned for 2014, was brought forward because UN has lost several of its comparators and in addition, some had switched to a remuneration in the local currency. UNCT co-funded the participation of two LSSC members in training on the new salary methodology in Bangkok in July. The results of the salary survey will be available in the first quarter of 2014.

Key aspects of the proposed 2014 workplan


In 2014 UN in collaboration with the Government, would like to explore how to move towards becoming a Delivering as One country. It will also continue to

-      promoting MDG acceleration and discussions on Post 2015;

-      intensifying coordination for emergency preparedness and relief by finalizing interagency contingency plan including conducting a simulation and supporting the Government in developing a national contingency plan;

-      identifying further opportunities for joint programming and improving coordination of implementation arrangements of UN funded programmes;

-      improving coordination and cooperation with NRAs, and

-      Refurbishing UN House

 

 




   2013 Results and Use of Funds

2012 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2012)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2012.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1$0.00$0.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2   
UNDAFOutcome 3   
UNDAFOutcome 4   
UNDAFOutcome 5   
PART 1 TOTAL $0.00 $0.00
Part Two: Coordination Results
Key Results Area Expected Outputs1 Performance Indicators2 Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional Support Needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF Transition Un Agencies3 Other
Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Result Area 1: Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * Lagging MDGs prioritized using MAF methodology; MAF action plan for prioritized MDGs prepared:

Agreement by national stakeholders on which MDGs to prioritize for accelerated achievement; MAF action plan for prioritized MDGs ready

UN supported the Government in producing its 5th MDG report. The process was much more robust and rigorous than in previous years resulting in changes to former assessments of the country’s progress in achieving the MDGs. The Report determines that, of the 24 national targets, the country has 6 targets for which data is not available and/or targets have not been defined and another 7 targets that need considerable efforts to achieve. The Report sparked considerable debate in the Parliament, and renewed emphasis and interest on the MDGs by the Government, paving the way for renewed and intensified discussions between the UN and Parliament and Government on MDG acceleration and the Post 2015 Agenda.

$4,500.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

A series (7 in total) of consultations were organized with key stakeholders at local and national levels during December 2012-May 2013. With funding from UNDOCO, UN Mongolia initiated and led 3 consultations: youth (UNFPA), local representatives (WHO) and national (UNDP). The UN also piggy banked on an additional 4 consultations that were organized by the Government on thematic issues (children, elderly, women, persons with disabilities) introducing and capturing discussions around Post 2015 (UNICEF and ILO) . For further outreach, a social media (Facebook) campaign was organized by RCO. More than 2900 people from different stakeholder groups across the country participated in the consultations. The results of all consultations were captured in a report submitted to the High Level Panel and the voices from Mongolia and consultation photos were referenced on several occasions in the final report “A Million Voices: the World We Want”.

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * Not applicable

Not applicable

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

       
Other UN promotes inclusive national debate on the Post 2015 agenda

# of thematic consultations; # of target group consultations

$50,000.00

       
B) Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration
Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

       
UN support to aid coordination/management a) Improved capacity of the government for aid coordination; b) Improved donor information sharing and cooperation

a) Under discussion with the newly established aid coordination department of MED. Specific outputs and indicators to be determined. b) # of thematic donor coordination meetings that UN agencies chair/co-chair

"a. Mongolia has signed the Busan Partnership Agreement and filled-in the monitoring framework for effective development cooperation in 2013. RCO collected data from the UN agencies and submitted data to make sure that financial to the country are acknowledged and recorded in the national data of the Ministry of Finance. b. RCO provided support for basic capacity building to the Ministry of Finance on how to complete the survey Thematic coordination efforts include: Health sector - Ministry of Health&UN; Justice - Ministry of Justice&RC/RR; Interagency cotingency plan-NEMA&RC; Disaster management-NEMA&UNDP; SME-UNDP&MoL; UNICEF for child-protection; Global Fund CCM (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and UNAIDS participate). As in previous years, a Technical Meeting was organized in March with support from the World Bank between the GoM and development partners to discuss country priorities as well as donor interventions. "

       
Other

       
C) UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * UNDAF aligned with National Development Strategy

UNDAF aligned with National Development Strategy

$500.00

       
Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan

       
Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs) All theme group and working groups: a) have annual workplans; b) regularly report to the UNCT; and c) identify and conduct joint activities

For all theme and working groups: a) 90% of annual workplans achieved;b) at least one presentation by each group to UNCT; c) at least one joint activity by each group

a) all groups have annual WP; b)HIV/AIDS, WASH and OMT reported to the UNCT, c) Each group conducted at least one joint activity.

$4,000.00

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * a) UNDAF 2012-2016 has a detailed M&E framework; b) Common report produced

a) UNDAF M&E framework approved by UNCT (y/n) b) Common database established (y/n) c) At least one UNDAF M&E report produced (y/n) d) UN M&E group functional (y/n)

a) in progress, b) pending due to annual review. The first UNDAF review covering both 2012 and 2013 is planned in February 2014. As part of preparations for the review, the agencies are grouped around four strategic priority areas, which are led by FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA. Each group in consultation with the relevant counterparts will review UNDAF M&E matrix to confirm agreed indicators and targets, identify needed revisions, fill-in the missing gaps, and develop briefs on the strategic priority area’s implementation progress, key achievements and ways forward; and prepare for the review meeting. c) will be produced based on annual review outcomes

$25,000.00

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF

Expect in February.

       
Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework) .

       
Other

       
D) Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * 1) New joint programme proposals developed as foreseen in UNDAF; 2) Successful implementation of existing UN joint programmes

1) # of joint programme proposals. 2) Existing joint programmes (cf annex IV) have approved annual workplans and achieve at least 90% of all targets for 2013

1. A joint programme on GBV was prepared and submitted for funding but was not accepted. On-going WASH joint programmes was extended till Nov 2013 with no extra funding. Terminal evaluation conducted in October 2013. Final workshop held in Nov. 2. HSTF Funded WASH joint programme has successfully completed.

       
M&E of Joint Programmes 1) Joint monitoring missions are conducted for ongoing joint programmes; 2) Programme evaluations completed as per M&E plans.

1) At least one joint monitoring mission for each joint programme ; 2) Evaluation of South Gobi Joint programme (WATSAN)completed

Three joint field monitoring missions were conducted for WASH joint programme in 2013.

$1,000.00

       
Other

       
E) HACT
Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country * 1) HACT macro assessment conducted , 2) HACT micro assessment conducted, 3) HACT country procedures are drafted,

a) HACT macro assessment finalized, b) HACT micro assessments finalized, c) country procedures ready and approved by HoA of concerned agencies,

a. Draft macro assessment ready; b. Finalization is pending discussions with Govrnment; c. IP list is approved, microassessment to be completed in 2014

$35,000.00

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

       
Other

       
F) Gender Equality
UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1) Gender Theme Group active with joint annual workplan; 2) Gender Theme Group annual workplan aligned to government strategy and action plan for the implementation of the gender equality law

At least 90% delivery of outputs of Joint Annual Work plan 2013

1. Yes, 2. In addition to sharing information on gender, and discussing national priorities and actions on gender, the focus for the UN Gender Theme Group in 2013 has been on supporting the implementation of the National Gender Equality Law (GEL). Theme Group members mapped their work against the priorities of the GEL and supported Mongolia according to their respective mandates and comparative advantages. The GTG will now take stock of the status of GEL implementation and map out future plans in its next meeting. During the year, the GTG has also participated actively in the government called meetings of international partners and donors in the area of gender.

       
Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality.

       
Other

       
G) HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1) Annual joint work plan developed and endorsed by UNCT; 2) Improved coordination, interagency communication and knowledge management within the Joint Team

1) AWP ready and at least 90% of activities implemented. 2) Regular meetings for the discussion of joint efforts and knowledge sharing; 3) Annual review and reporting to UNCT

WP approved and implemented. Regular meetings are conducted. The report is shared with UNCT.

$2,000.00

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1) Increased understanding among new government officials and other stakeholders about the importance of having a broad based multi stakeholder forum such as the National Committee on AIDS (with the overall objective of promoting its re-establishment); 2) Affected communities, legal and health professionals are aware of the new AIDS law

1) TG has and implements advocacy plan for the re-establishment of the NCA (y/n); 2) Communication campaign for new AIDS law developed and implemented (y/n)

The UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS chaired by UNFPA supported the country’s efforts on HIV/AIDS through the implementation of the UN HIV joint work plan. Key outputs include (i) successful completion of mid-term review of the National Strategy Plan on HIV/AIDS/STI's and ope-rationalization of its recommendations, (ii) technical and financial support for organizing the 6th National Forum on HIV/AIDS/STIs, (iii) joint advocacy for elimination of stigma and discrimination of LGBT people and people living with and affected by HIV (co-organized first ever Pride week in September), and (iv) a targeted training workshops on human rights of PLHIV and LGBT people which are attended by media professionals, civil society organizations and prosecutors. Advocacy for re-establishment of the National Committee on AIDS under the amended AIDS law is going on.

$10,000.00

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * Functional HIV/AIDS response at the work place; UN Cares orientation packages made available for all UN Offices

At least 90% coverage of new UN staff with UN Cares orientation; All staff and families have access to orientation packages in local language

UNCT mobilized necessary funds for UN Cares work plan in 2013. Two new members attended a regional UN Cares Facilitator's training in Bangkok. Three learning sessions for teenage children of staff and one session on understanding and safeguarding confidential handling of personal information in the UN workplace were successfully organized. The team organized its third stigma event for UN staff in collaboration with LGBT community and people living with HIV network. The UN Cares booklet is now available in the Mongolian language and part of an orientation folder for new staff. The World AIDS Day (WAD) 2013 was celebrated at the UN Offices focusing on zero discrimination. 2013 has been another successful year for UN Cares team with strong support from the UN CT

$3,500.00

       
Other

       
H) Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach

$ 150,000.00 for human right adviser

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems UNCT capacity to identify emerging human rights issues and to apply human rights based approaches to programming strengthened

Human Rights Advisor in place (y/n); UNCT capacity assessment for UNCT human rights based programming conducted (y/n)

Application for HRA was unsuccessful. The RCO Coordination Specialist was trained in HRBA in BKK in June 17-20. Training was cofunded by RCO and UNDP. Training for UNCT staff planned in 2014.

$25,000.00

       
Other

Three asylum applications were received and nine refugees were provided with basic assistance with two departures on emergency ground.

       
I) Common Services and Premises
Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) 1) Common premises managed effectively and cost-efficiently; 2) UN House MOA and MOU signed 3) Building fully operational

1) common premises managed within budget (y/n); UN House management arrangement in place (y/n) 2) UN House MOA and MOU signed 3) communication and security installations completed; compound layout finalized and implemented

VHF cancelled based on advice from DSS and SMT approval; guard hut, access control, CCTV installation completed; finalization pending; Most one time installation actions completed within budget

$150,000.00

       
Other (specify) OMT active with well resourced and implemted annual work plan

At least 90% of OMT annual workplan implemented

First year of UN House residence, nevertheless all were managed within the budget. Resident agencies all agreed for the formulaziation because of Government's negotiations.

       
J) Other
Other (specify) a) UN dispensary is cost effective b) Common services are cost effective

a) Cost recovery mechanism finalized and agreed by UNCT b) LTAs for key common services (travel, banking etc) finalized

UN Dispensary Task Force has been formed to ensure cost-effective services. Cost recovery mechanism has been developed and agreed. The post of UN Physician was demolished and staff are being charged for medical services.

       
Result Area 2: Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Preparedness
Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors Earthquake coordination, preparedness and response capacities of the HCT strengthened.

1) Response plans of all clusters completed: 2) Coordination workshop held with strong participation of all clusters; 3) At least 50% of preparedness actions from response plans completed; 4) At least one simulation exercise conducted; 5) ISDR Consultant on board to advise on how to strengthen coordination

Significant progress was achieved in finalizing the Interagency Emergency Contingency Plan (IECP - earthquake scenario) and in building capacities of both the HCT and national authorities in preparedness and response. 1) Response plans of all clusters (including shelter, camp management, and early recovery which had experienced significant delays in the past) are now ready; 2) An Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Finalization Workshop was organized from 10-12 Sept 2013, with very strong support and guidance from OCHA and strong (including financial) support and active participation of all HCT members. The Workshop helped revitalize commitment and understanding around the IECP, familiarize newcomers with the interagency cluster architecture and the national DM systems, finalize the response plans, ensure coordination of response plans across clusters, identify necessary preparedness actions, strengthen ties and communications among the HCT community; and put together an action plan culminating with a simulation exercise. 3) All clusters have launched work on the preparedness plans but progress has been uneven. Preparedness will be tested at the simulation exercise now scheduled for April 2014. 4) Simulation exercise postponed to April 2014. 5) A Disaster Risk Reduction and Management expert co-funded by UNISDR and UNDP conducted an assessment of national disaster management capacities and coordination systems. The results were discussed at a stakeholders workshop and the resulting report was presented to the Government. The HCT IECP Workshop and the work of the DRRM Expert have had significant impact in shaping the views of the newly appointed DRM authorities in the Government (including the Deputy Prime Minister), who have now launched a review and amendments to the Disaster Protection Law and after many years of UN advocacy have finally started work on a National Disaster Management Plan.

$65,000.00 $100,000.00

       
B) Relief
Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

       
Development of a response plan

       
Coordination of humanitarian operations

       
Advocy

       
Resource mobilization

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 3: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan UNCT has an updated and resourced communications plan

Communication strategy updated and implemented (y/n)

UN conducted joint communication activities including national activity on WASH, Wolrd Economic Forum; internal coordination and communication 1. UN Website is renewed and operational with UNDP's support. But due to a shortage of resources in the RCO, it has been difficult to update UN website on a timely manner and translation of website is planned in 2014. 2. UN Communication Group is operational again 3. Stands outside of UN Compound provides general information on UN agencies' activities in Mongolia and accessable to public. 4. UN made a presentation to the Parliament open discussions on Poverty and Health.

       
Other (specify) a) Visibility of UN and UNCT enhanced through joint communication activities b) Mongolian public have information on UN work, achievements, norms and values through non-traditional means of communication c)Increased access to information among UN agencies d)Enhanced outreach and networking for UNCT

a)# of communication materials; # of joint press releases; # joint communication events ; UN Brochure updated and joint press releases issued on key topics ; UN website finalized, translated and up-to-date. b)Social media strategy for the UN developed and implemented c)UN Mongolia online library / E-database developed and implemented d)UN New Year greeting cards printed and distributed; UN Day successfully marked

1. RCO supported the 9 visits, meetings and missions and provided support from its funds: meeting with NEMA on Dzud and HCT meeting (Jan, sim. translation and coffee break $452), UNCTAD SG (March), Post RCC Dialogue (coffee break 49,57) UN DG UNOG (April), UN OHCHR mission on OP- ESCR (April, $45,85), UNEP RD (April), UNEP ED (June, breakfast meeting with UNCT $173,50), OSCE, all staff town hall meeting coffee break $277), FAO DG, WHO DG, ILO RD. 2. Meetings with the Government were arranged with HR officer, OP-ESCR; meetings with UNCT were arranged with UNEP ED, UN DG UNOG, UNCTAD SG, HR Officer OP-ESCR, WHO DG, ILO RD, OCHA mission from BKK and UN HR Outeach Unit Chief mission to the country.

$7,500.00

       
B) Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy UN programmes (esp Joint Programmes) are well resourced

Resource mobilization strategy finalized and agreed by UNCT

$2,000.00

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 4: Security Management (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Security
Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present Compliance with security requirements ensured

SRA updated and approved for 2013

SRA updated and approved.

       
Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA Risks mitigated.

Mitigating measures in the SRA implemented

MOSS, Earthquake preparedness; new communications system implemented.

       
Up to date security plan Security plan updated and approved

Security plan updated and approved for 201

Security plan updated and approved.

       
Security Management Team Security management team active with joint annual workplan

AWP ready (y/n); # of meetings held

SMT met twice in 2013.

       
Implementation of security training for staff Staff understanding and capacity for security improved

# of security trainings organized

No training was conducted in 2013.

$5,000.00

       
Other

       
Result Area 5: Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes
Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming UNCT coordination mechanisms (including those for UNDAF) ensure effective engagement of NRAs (including regular participation in UNCT meetings)

1) # of UN coordination mechanisms that include NRAs; 2) # of extended UNCT meetings and teleconferences 3)Extended UNCT retreat organized

NRAs are included in the following UN Coordination mechanisms: UNDAF review process and preparations for the Review Meeting (all UNDAF signatory agencies); HCT (IOM, FAO); all relevant UN Theme and Working Groups. An extended UNCT retreat was held in February 2013 and attended by the Heads of Agencies of two NRAs based in Beijing: ILO, UNESCO. RC visited Beijing held a meeting with the NRAs in May2013.

$7,500.00

       
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 6: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing RC Office sufficiently staffed and operational

a) One Coordination Specialist b)one JPO c)Administrative Liaison Assistant d)Webmaster (part-time)

Funded by DOCO Funded by Luxembourg Government Funded by UNDP UNHCR Co-funded by RCO and UNDP

$50,345.00 $207,610.80

       
Materials/Equipment RC Office equipped to support UNRC/UNCT

New furniture (4 office desks, 4 chairs and office furniture in the new house) Funded by UNDP

$3,000.00

       
Training of UN staff RCO staff have programme management, emergency preparedness and M&E skills to adequately support RC and UNCT

RCO staff participated in relevant training (y/n)

$6,000.00

       
Other (specify)

1. D. Erdenebulgan was trained in Emergency Response in BKK, $1903.00 funded by OCHA; 2. A. Tsetsegmaa was trained in HRBA in BKK in June 17-20. Cost of training $1960.12 was co-funded by RCO ($715) and UNDP ($1245.12). A. Tsetsegmaa attended CS annual

$2,000.00

       

TOTAL $50,345.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $158,500.00 $0.00 $557,610.80 $0.00



   Joint Programmes


         *** no joint programmes reported ***






   Coordination Procedures and Practices


         *** no practices or procedures reported ***






   2014 Workplan

UNDAF Outcomes
1.
2014 Workplan
KEY RESULTS AREA Expected Outputs Perf. Indicators Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional support needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF UN Agencies Other
Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * Lagging MDGs prioritized using MAF methodology; MAF action plan for prioritized MDGs prepared:

Agreement by national stakeholders on which MDGs to prioritize for accelerated achievement; MAF action plan for prioritized MDGs ready

UN supported the Government in producing its 5th MDG report. The process was much more robust and rigorous than in previous years resulting in changes to former assessments of the country’s progress in achieving the MDGs. The Report determines that, of the 24 national targets, the country has 6 targets for which data is not available and/or targets have not been defined and another 7 targets that need considerable efforts to achieve. The Report sparked considerable debate in the Parliament, and renewed emphasis and interest on the MDGs by the Government, paving the way for renewed and intensified discussions between the UN and Parliament and Government on MDG acceleration and the Post 2015 Agenda.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN support to capacity development strategies

A series (7 in total) of consultations were organized with key stakeholders at local and national levels during December 2012-May 2013. With funding from UNDOCO, UN Mongolia initiated and led 3 consultations: youth (UNFPA), local representatives (WHO) and national (UNDP). The UN also piggy banked on an additional 4 consultations that were organized by the Government on thematic issues (children, elderly, women, persons with disabilities) introducing and capturing discussions around Post 2015 (UNICEF and ILO) . For further outreach, a social media (Facebook) campaign was organized by RCO. More than 2900 people from different stakeholder groups across the country participated in the consultations. The results of all consultations were captured in a report submitted to the High Level Panel and the voices from Mongolia and consultation photos were referenced on several occasions in the final report “A Million Voices: the World We Want”.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 * Not applicable

Not applicable

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

Other UN promotes inclusive national debate on the Post 2015 agenda

# of thematic consultations; # of target group consultations

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

B) Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc

UN support to aid coordination/management a) Improved capacity of the government for aid coordination; b) Improved donor information sharing and cooperation

a) Under discussion with the newly established aid coordination department of MED. Specific outputs and indicators to be determined. b) # of thematic donor coordination meetings that UN agencies chair/co-chair

"a. Mongolia has signed the Busan Partnership Agreement and filled-in the monitoring framework for effective development cooperation in 2013. RCO collected data from the UN agencies and submitted data to make sure that financial to the country are acknowledged and recorded in the national data of the Ministry of Finance. b. RCO provided support for basic capacity building to the Ministry of Finance on how to complete the survey Thematic coordination efforts include: Health sector - Ministry of Health&UN; Justice - Ministry of Justice&RC/RR; Interagency cotingency plan-NEMA&RC; Disaster management-NEMA&UNDP; SME-UNDP&MoL; UNICEF for child-protection; Global Fund CCM (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and UNAIDS participate). As in previous years, a Technical Meeting was organized in March with support from the World Bank between the GoM and development partners to discuss country priorities as well as donor interventions. "

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

C) UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * UNDAF aligned with National Development Strategy

UNDAF aligned with National Development Strategy

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $500.00

Preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF/UNDAF Action Plan

Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * a) UNDAF 2012-2016 has a detailed M&E framework; b) Common report produced

a) UNDAF M&E framework approved by UNCT (y/n) b) Common database established (y/n) c) At least one UNDAF M&E report produced (y/n) d) UN M&E group functional (y/n)

a) in progress, b) pending due to annual review. The first UNDAF review covering both 2012 and 2013 is planned in February 2014. As part of preparations for the review, the agencies are grouped around four strategic priority areas, which are led by FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA. Each group in consultation with the relevant counterparts will review UNDAF M&E matrix to confirm agreed indicators and targets, identify needed revisions, fill-in the missing gaps, and develop briefs on the strategic priority area’s implementation progress, key achievements and ways forward; and prepare for the review meeting. c) will be produced based on annual review outcomes

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25,000.00

UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation/SOF

Expect in February.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (inputs provided by theme group chairs) All theme group and working groups: a) have annual workplans; b) regularly report to the UNCT; and c) identify and conduct joint activities

For all theme and working groups: a) 90% of annual workplans achieved;b) at least one presentation by each group to UNCT; c) at least one joint activity by each group

a) all groups have annual WP; b)HIV/AIDS, WASH and OMT reported to the UNCT, c) Each group conducted at least one joint activity.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Joint planning initiatives with UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, political and humanitarian actors (e.g. UNDAF plus, Integrated Strategic Framework) .

D) Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * 1) New joint programme proposals developed as foreseen in UNDAF; 2) Successful implementation of existing UN joint programmes

1) # of joint programme proposals. 2) Existing joint programmes (cf annex IV) have approved annual workplans and achieve at least 90% of all targets for 2013

1. A joint programme on GBV was prepared and submitted for funding but was not accepted. On-going WASH joint programmes was extended till Nov 2013 with no extra funding. Terminal evaluation conducted in October 2013. Final workshop held in Nov. 2. HSTF Funded WASH joint programme has successfully completed.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

M&E of Joint Programmes 1) Joint monitoring missions are conducted for ongoing joint programmes; 2) Programme evaluations completed as per M&E plans.

1) At least one joint monitoring mission for each joint programme ; 2) Evaluation of South Gobi Joint programme (WATSAN)completed

Three joint field monitoring missions were conducted for WASH joint programme in 2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,000.00

Other

E) HACT Status of HACT implementation/compliance7 in the country * 1) HACT macro assessment conducted , 2) HACT micro assessment conducted, 3) HACT country procedures are drafted,

a) HACT macro assessment finalized, b) HACT micro assessments finalized, c) country procedures ready and approved by HoA of concerned agencies,

a. Draft macro assessment ready; b. Finalization is pending discussions with Govrnment; c. IP list is approved, microassessment to be completed in 2014

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

Other

F) Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1) Gender Theme Group active with joint annual workplan; 2) Gender Theme Group annual workplan aligned to government strategy and action plan for the implementation of the gender equality law

At least 90% delivery of outputs of Joint Annual Work plan 2013

1. Yes, 2. In addition to sharing information on gender, and discussing national priorities and actions on gender, the focus for the UN Gender Theme Group in 2013 has been on supporting the implementation of the National Gender Equality Law (GEL). Theme Group members mapped their work against the priorities of the GEL and supported Mongolia according to their respective mandates and comparative advantages. The GTG will now take stock of the status of GEL implementation and map out future plans in its next meeting. During the year, the GTG has also participated actively in the government called meetings of international partners and donors in the area of gender.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

G) HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * 1) Annual joint work plan developed and endorsed by UNCT; 2) Improved coordination, interagency communication and knowledge management within the Joint Team

1) AWP ready and at least 90% of activities implemented. 2) Regular meetings for the discussion of joint efforts and knowledge sharing; 3) Annual review and reporting to UNCT

WP approved and implemented. Regular meetings are conducted. The report is shared with UNCT.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00

UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1) Increased understanding among new government officials and other stakeholders about the importance of having a broad based multi stakeholder forum such as the National Committee on AIDS (with the overall objective of promoting its re-establishment); 2) Affected communities, legal and health professionals are aware of the new AIDS law

1) TG has and implements advocacy plan for the re-establishment of the NCA (y/n); 2) Communication campaign for new AIDS law developed and implemented (y/n)

The UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS chaired by UNFPA supported the country’s efforts on HIV/AIDS through the implementation of the UN HIV joint work plan. Key outputs include (i) successful completion of mid-term review of the National Strategy Plan on HIV/AIDS/STI's and ope-rationalization of its recommendations, (ii) technical and financial support for organizing the 6th National Forum on HIV/AIDS/STIs, (iii) joint advocacy for elimination of stigma and discrimination of LGBT people and people living with and affected by HIV (co-organized first ever Pride week in September), and (iv) a targeted training workshops on human rights of PLHIV and LGBT people which are attended by media professionals, civil society organizations and prosecutors. Advocacy for re-establishment of the National Committee on AIDS under the amended AIDS law is going on.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,000.00

HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * Functional HIV/AIDS response at the work place; UN Cares orientation packages made available for all UN Offices

At least 90% coverage of new UN staff with UN Cares orientation; All staff and families have access to orientation packages in local language

UNCT mobilized necessary funds for UN Cares work plan in 2013. Two new members attended a regional UN Cares Facilitator's training in Bangkok. Three learning sessions for teenage children of staff and one session on understanding and safeguarding confidential handling of personal information in the UN workplace were successfully organized. The team organized its third stigma event for UN staff in collaboration with LGBT community and people living with HIV network. The UN Cares booklet is now available in the Mongolian language and part of an orientation folder for new staff. The World AIDS Day (WAD) 2013 was celebrated at the UN Offices focusing on zero discrimination. 2013 has been another successful year for UN Cares team with strong support from the UN CT

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,500.00

Other

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

H) Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $ 150,000.00 for human right adviser

Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems UNCT capacity to identify emerging human rights issues and to apply human rights based approaches to programming strengthened

Human Rights Advisor in place (y/n); UNCT capacity assessment for UNCT human rights based programming conducted (y/n)

Application for HRA was unsuccessful. The RCO Coordination Specialist was trained in HRBA in BKK in June 17-20. Training was cofunded by RCO and UNDP. Training for UNCT staff planned in 2014.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25,000.00

Other

Three asylum applications were received and nine refugees were provided with basic assistance with two departures on emergency ground.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

I) Common Services and Premises Status of initiatives to increase collaboration and cost-effectiveness of UN business operations in support of programme delivery (common services and premises) 1) Common premises managed effectively and cost-efficiently; 2) UN House MOA and MOU signed 3) Building fully operational

1) common premises managed within budget (y/n); UN House management arrangement in place (y/n) 2) UN House MOA and MOU signed 3) communication and security installations completed; compound layout finalized and implemented

VHF cancelled based on advice from DSS and SMT approval; guard hut, access control, CCTV installation completed; finalization pending; Most one time installation actions completed within budget

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $150,000.00

Other (specify) OMT active with well resourced and implemted annual work plan

At least 90% of OMT annual workplan implemented

First year of UN House residence, nevertheless all were managed within the budget. Resident agencies all agreed for the formulaziation because of Government's negotiations.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

J) Other Other (specify) a) UN dispensary is cost effective b) Common services are cost effective

a) Cost recovery mechanism finalized and agreed by UNCT b) LTAs for key common services (travel, banking etc) finalized

UN Dispensary Task Force has been formed to ensure cost-effective services. Cost recovery mechanism has been developed and agreed. The post of UN Physician was demolished and staff are being charged for medical services.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors Earthquake coordination, preparedness and response capacities of the HCT strengthened.

1) Response plans of all clusters completed: 2) Coordination workshop held with strong participation of all clusters; 3) At least 50% of preparedness actions from response plans completed; 4) At least one simulation exercise conducted; 5) ISDR Consultant on board to advise on how to strengthen coordination

Significant progress was achieved in finalizing the Interagency Emergency Contingency Plan (IECP - earthquake scenario) and in building capacities of both the HCT and national authorities in preparedness and response. 1) Response plans of all clusters (including shelter, camp management, and early recovery which had experienced significant delays in the past) are now ready; 2) An Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Finalization Workshop was organized from 10-12 Sept 2013, with very strong support and guidance from OCHA and strong (including financial) support and active participation of all HCT members. The Workshop helped revitalize commitment and understanding around the IECP, familiarize newcomers with the interagency cluster architecture and the national DM systems, finalize the response plans, ensure coordination of response plans across clusters, identify necessary preparedness actions, strengthen ties and communications among the HCT community; and put together an action plan culminating with a simulation exercise. 3) All clusters have launched work on the preparedness plans but progress has been uneven. Preparedness will be tested at the simulation exercise now scheduled for April 2014. 4) Simulation exercise postponed to April 2014. 5) A Disaster Risk Reduction and Management expert co-funded by UNISDR and UNDP conducted an assessment of national disaster management capacities and coordination systems. The results were discussed at a stakeholders workshop and the resulting report was presented to the Government. The HCT IECP Workshop and the work of the DRRM Expert have had significant impact in shaping the views of the newly appointed DRM authorities in the Government (including the Deputy Prime Minister), who have now launched a review and amendments to the Disaster Protection Law and after many years of UN advocacy have finally started work on a National Disaster Management Plan.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $100,000.00

B) Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations

Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team

Development of a response plan

Other (specify)

Advocy

Resource mobilization

UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan UNCT has an updated and resourced communications plan

Communication strategy updated and implemented (y/n)

UN conducted joint communication activities including national activity on WASH, Wolrd Economic Forum; internal coordination and communication 1. UN Website is renewed and operational with UNDP's support. But due to a shortage of resources in the RCO, it has been difficult to update UN website on a timely manner and translation of website is planned in 2014. 2. UN Communication Group is operational again 3. Stands outside of UN Compound provides general information on UN agencies' activities in Mongolia and accessable to public. 4. UN made a presentation to the Parliament open discussions on Poverty and Health.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other (specify) a) Visibility of UN and UNCT enhanced through joint communication activities b) Mongolian public have information on UN work, achievements, norms and values through non-traditional means of communication c)Increased access to information among UN agencies d)Enhanced outreach and networking for UNCT

a)# of communication materials; # of joint press releases; # joint communication events ; UN Brochure updated and joint press releases issued on key topics ; UN website finalized, translated and up-to-date. b)Social media strategy for the UN developed and implemented c)UN Mongolia online library / E-database developed and implemented d)UN New Year greeting cards printed and distributed; UN Day successfully marked

1. RCO supported the 9 visits, meetings and missions and provided support from its funds: meeting with NEMA on Dzud and HCT meeting (Jan, sim. translation and coffee break $452), UNCTAD SG (March), Post RCC Dialogue (coffee break 49,57) UN DG UNOG (April), UN OHCHR mission on OP- ESCR (April, $45,85), UNEP RD (April), UNEP ED (June, breakfast meeting with UNCT $173,50), OSCE, all staff town hall meeting coffee break $277), FAO DG, WHO DG, ILO RD. 2. Meetings with the Government were arranged with HR officer, OP-ESCR; meetings with UNCT were arranged with UNEP ED, UN DG UNOG, UNCTAD SG, HR Officer OP-ESCR, WHO DG, ILO RD, OCHA mission from BKK and UN HR Outeach Unit Chief mission to the country.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,500.00

B) Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy UN programmes (esp Joint Programmes) are well resourced

Resource mobilization strategy finalized and agreed by UNCT

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00

Other (specify)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Security Management (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present Compliance with security requirements ensured

SRA updated and approved for 2013

SRA updated and approved.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA Risks mitigated.

Mitigating measures in the SRA implemented

MOSS, Earthquake preparedness; new communications system implemented.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Other

Up to date security plan Security plan updated and approved

Security plan updated and approved for 201

Security plan updated and approved.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Security Management Team Security management team active with joint annual workplan

AWP ready (y/n); # of meetings held

SMT met twice in 2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Implementation of security training for staff Staff understanding and capacity for security improved

# of security trainings organized

No training was conducted in 2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,000.00

Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming UNCT coordination mechanisms (including those for UNDAF) ensure effective engagement of NRAs (including regular participation in UNCT meetings)

1) # of UN coordination mechanisms that include NRAs; 2) # of extended UNCT meetings and teleconferences 3)Extended UNCT retreat organized

NRAs are included in the following UN Coordination mechanisms: UNDAF review process and preparations for the Review Meeting (all UNDAF signatory agencies); HCT (IOM, FAO); all relevant UN Theme and Working Groups. An extended UNCT retreat was held in February 2013 and attended by the Heads of Agencies of two NRAs based in Beijing: ILO, UNESCO. RC visited Beijing held a meeting with the NRAs in May2013.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,500.00

Other (specify)

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN 2013)
A) Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing RC Office sufficiently staffed and operational

a) One Coordination Specialist b)one JPO c)Administrative Liaison Assistant d)Webmaster (part-time)

Funded by DOCO Funded by Luxembourg Government Funded by UNDP UNHCR Co-funded by RCO and UNDP

$50,345.00 $0.00 $0.00 $207,610.80

Materials/Equipment RC Office equipped to support UNRC/UNCT

New furniture (4 office desks, 4 chairs and office furniture in the new house) Funded by UNDP

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,000.00

Training of UN staff RCO staff have programme management, emergency preparedness and M&E skills to adequately support RC and UNCT

RCO staff participated in relevant training (y/n)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,000.00

Other (specify)

1. D. Erdenebulgan was trained in Emergency Response in BKK, $1903.00 funded by OCHA; 2. A. Tsetsegmaa was trained in HRBA in BKK in June 17-20. Cost of training $1960.12 was co-funded by RCO ($715) and UNDP ($1245.12). A. Tsetsegmaa attended CS annual

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00


TOTAL $50,345.00 $0.00 $0.00 $557,610.80