National Consultaton Meeting on VolunteerismJun 10, 2015In previous years Mongolia witnessed progressive dialogues and cooperative efforts towards the enabling environment creation for volunteerism promotion in the country, which was led by the Office of the President of Mongolia and civil society partners. Currently there are many more promising discussions going on in relation to promotion of volunteerism, civic engagement and youth roles in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) not only at the national level but also at regional and global level.
International Volunteer Day 2014 Dec 3, 2014The IVD mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. The purpose of the IVD is to recognize the commitment of volunteers and volunteer organizations, to inform people about the impact of volunteering on peace and sustainable development, and to applaud volunteers for their dedication and impact. In particular, IVD 2014 recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, with a special focus on honoring people’s participation in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally.
Citizens of Dornod, Uvs aimags now more interested to get insurance for gers and houses May 9, 2014“For citizens of our aimag, whose gers and houses have high risk to be damaged by fire, low premium insurance service is very important and timely undertaking. So I will not only get insurance for my ger and house but will talk and explain the benefits of insurance to my relatives, neighbors to take insurance services too” said Ts.Baigalmaa, resident of the Kherlen soum of Dornod aimag at the property micro insurance product launching ceremony in Dornod.
The First Ever Induction Training for All Local Elected RepresentativesFeb 17, 2014The 3-day Induction training for all local elected representatives started on 17 February 2014 in Bulgan, Dundgobi and Dornod aimags. The training is being organized by aimag council (hural) secretariats under the project “Capacity Strengthening of Local Self-Governing Bodies”. A total of over 900 elected representatives of these 3 aimags are attending the training, which covers seven key topics: Legal environment, hural procedures, public participation, human rights and gender, and environment and green development.
Key Findings of the Study on “Democratic Governance Institutions (1992-2013): Lessons Learned and Proposals for Reform” Presented to Academic Researchers Feb 7, 2014Key Findings of the Study on “Democratic Governance Institutions (1992-2013): Lessons Learned and Proposals for Reform” Presented to Academic Researchers.
Discussed on benefits of insurance with community of Uvs and Khuvsgul aimagsOct 4, 2013Purpose of the workshops was to make entrepreneurs, herders and unemployed people aware of the role of social insurance, health insurance and micro-insurance in social protection and provide methodological advice on implementation of the law on social insurance to the employees of Social Insurance Offices in Khuvsgul and Uvs aimags and soum’s inspectors.
Mongolia holds National Consultation on Legal Empowerment of the PoorMar 27, 2013Legal empowerment of the poor is an internationally recognized concept which aims to tackle underlying causes of poverty that are related to legal framework, including both the actual laws and the way the laws are implemented. While this may sound reasonable, it is still general and abstract, and does not help much in changing legal and policy environment for the poor.
The Parliament and UNDP to contribute to the deepening of democracy in MongoliaMar 13, 2013The project “Support to participatory legislative process” aims to improve legislating drafting processes through policy analysis, stakeholder open dialogue; enhance access of citizens to their elected representatives; strengthen grievance procedures; and support the implementation of UN Convention against Corruption.
UNDP organizes discussion on utilizing mining revenue: Need for medium-term development strategy highlightedJan 28, 2013Nearly 100 representatives from Government, international development partners, civil society, academia and the media participated in a panel discussion on “Utilising mining revenue for Mongolia’s development” organized on January 28 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Mongolia with support of the UK embassy in Mongolia. This was the third event of UNDP’s Development Dialogue series organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance.