UNDP Country Representative “Munkhtuya Altangerel” bid farewell to PM Taur Matan Ruak

UNDP Country Representative “Munkhtuya Altangerel” bid farewell to PM Taur Matan Ruak

UNDP Resident Representative, Munkhtuya Altangerel (Photo Tatoli)

DILI, 14 june 2023 (TATOLI)— Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Munkhtuya Altangerel, bid farewell to Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak on last visit to the office of Government.

“This morning I have the great please and honor to meet Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak because my time to depart from Timor-Leste is coming very soon, I am waiting on the 18 of june, therefore I wanted to seek Prime Minister’s feedback on UNDP’s partnerships and work together,” Munkhtuya Altangerel told the media after meeting Prime Minister, at the office of Government Dili.

Ms. Altangerel highlighted three things she discussed with the Prime Minister during the meeting, which are the Covid-19 pandemic, The flood of 2021, and the Empowerment of young people of Timor-Leeste.

“We highlighted three things, the first one is that, during covid 19 pandemic, many people left Timor-Leste but UNDP and United Nations personnel stayed and delivered together with people and together with the government, Second, during the floods of 2021, we are the first organization on the ground within the hour of the floods, we spent many days and weeks in Tasi tolu, providing support for people suffering from the floods, and third, I would also highlight that we strongly believe in the empowerment of the young people of Timor-Leste and together with the government, we have initiated credit guarantee soft loan as well as number of entrepreneurship and business motivation undertaking together with Government Ministry of Tourism Commerce and Industry (MTCI). All of these partnerships speak to the strength and unity and resilience of the Timorese people, and I am very grateful to serve in this country for four years,” She said.

Ms. Altangerel also added that Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak really appreciated UNDP’s partnerships and he was also very happy with the performance of UNDP during this time.

“It is a great honor for us to receive such good and kind feedback from his excellence Prime Minister,”

UNDP’s Munkhtuya Altangerel has been the Resident Representative of UNDP Timor-Leste since June 2019. She served as the Deputy Resident Representative for Programs and Operations at UNDP Georgia from 2018-2019, and UNDP Kazakhstan from 2014-2018.

She has managed complex development initiatives in various countries and has published policy reports on economic resilience, local development, increasing development success, and the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Prior to joining UNDP, she managed policy research and advocacy projects at the World Bank and CIVICUS-World Alliance for Citizen Participation and worked as a social and economic assessment consultant for Environmental Resource Management (consulting firm), based in Washington D.C and London.

Tuya’s specialties are sustainable livelihoods and environmental and social impact analysis. Tuya holds a Master of Science in International Development Management from the London School of Economics, England, and a Bachelor in International Relations and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Tuya is a citizen of Mongolia.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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