Marco Toscano-Rivalta, Chief of the UN Disaster Risk Reduction office of Asia-Pacific, visited Mongolia between 06 and 10 May.
During the visit, he met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, S.Amarsaikhan, and exchanged views on joint collaboration in the field of disaster risk reduction, as well as preparedness, response actions and support for winterization and spring impacts.
UNDRR Asia-Pacific Chief, Mr.Marco Toscano-Rivalta visited herders’ family and introduced with livelihood condition.
During the visit, met with the Chief of NEMA, Major General G.Ariunbuyan, to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and other stakeholders’ organizations expressed gratitude for Mongolia’s successful implementation of its obligations and commitments to the international community in ensuring the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster risk reduction. Within the framework of the CADRI Toolkit, a proposal was received to provide a team experts to support in building NEMA capacity for disaster resilience and risk reduction.
During the meeting of the President of Mongolia with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, Mongolia expressed a request to establish a humanitarian aid center and warehouse in “Buyant-Uhaa” International Airport in order to support the global and regional humanitarian endeavors including by leveraging the Buyant-Ukhaa. Due to a request representatives paid visited “Buyant-Uhaa” International Airport and introduced with operation.
At the meeting, they expressed their readiness to support research work on establishing a humanitarian aid response center and to cooperate in improving domestic capacity.
Also held a meeting with the representatives of the United Nations residential Coordinator in Mongolia, the Ministry of Economy and Development, the Asian Development Bank, World Vision Mongolia, and the Mongolian Red Cross Society.