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"Past-Present-Future" SDC in Mongolia

13.03.2023 — Local news Mongolia
Switzerland and Mongolia enjoy friendly diplomatic relations that date back to 1964. Both countries share common democratic values, and political exchanges take place at a high level. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been active in Mongolia since 2001 and strengthened its presence by opening an office in Ulaanbaatar in 2004. Initially, the focus of support was on the sustainable use of natural resources, agricultural development, and food security.

SMArt programme exhibition successfully organized

30.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
Climate change, water resources, food security, and migration—the challenges of mountain regions—are those of the entire planet. The Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation are convinced that art can be an effective means of raising awareness of these challenges among the public and decision-makers. 

Mongolian felt art painting amazes the world

28.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
During an international group art exhibition in Paris, France, felt paintings made by a Mongolian artist attracted the most attention and amazed European viewers with a great appreciation of fine art.

Time for a juice break!

26.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
Visits to kindergartens are always nice. Children’s laughter, singing, and greetings in chorus warm your heart, and somehow, anyone gleams when they’re hit by the pure innocence radiating from children. Our visit to a Darkhan kindergarten was no different.

Who else likes carrot juice? Come to Mongolia!

24.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
Our Head of Cooperation, Dr. Stefanie Burri, loves carrot juice. Each morning she has freshly squeezed carrot juice for breakfast, and when coming to Mongolia, it was one of the habits she was reluctantly ready to give up as being too luxurious. 

Is it too cold for vegetables in Mongolia?

23.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
“Mongolia has a harsh environment for farming, and only the central northern parts are suitable for vegetable farming. It’s not possible to have vegetables all year round in these conditions.” This was the unspoken belief for almost everyone, with many days of -40 C temperatures during the long winter and only a short summer spell.

Yak milk butter, anyone?

22.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia
One of the unique inhabitants of Mongolia’s mountain regions is the yak, with around one million domesticated for their milk and fibre. They flourish in mountains with an altitude of over 1,800 meters above sea level and are herded in only a few provinces in the Khangai and Altai mountain ranges. 

Message from Head of Cooperation

20.01.2023 — Local news Mongolia

First, please accept my warm wishes for the New Year. I hope you had a good start and that 2023 brings peace, light, and happiness to your personal and professional life.


Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival 2022

21.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia
Since 2019, the Arts Council of Mongolia has been organizing the Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) in partnership with the Ulaanbaatar Governor’s Office, Ulaanbaatar Arts and Culture Department, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Two Swiss projects named SDG Leaders in October 2022

19.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia
The United Nations in Mongolia, in partnership with other key stakeholders, organized SDG Open Day, an outdoor public event held to engage with the public and raise awareness of the SDGs and to acknowledge and promote best practices, individual initiatives, and positive changes created by stakeholders, including the private sector, development partners, and local communities that contribute to the SDGs. 

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