Ulaanbaatar, 4 March 2021: In celebration of the International Women’s Day, the Government of Mongolia, Civil Service of Mongolia, and UNDP have organized motivational webinar “Women’s leadership in the civil service” to support women civil servants in further cultivating their career.

The webinar is conducted within the framework of the “Towards the professional and citizen-centered civil in Mongolia” project funded by the Government of Canada and co-implemented by the Civil Service Council of Mongolia and UNDP. Over ten thousands of women civil servants from Ulaanbaatar, 21 aimags and 330 soums tuned-in online to the webinar and listened to the personal stories, successes, and career planning tips of five women civil servants.

His Excellency L. Oyun-Erdene, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. B. Baatarzorig, Chairperson of the Civil Service Council, Ms. Elaine Conkievich, UNDP Resident Representative, and Her Excellency Catherine Ivkoff, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Canada to Mongolia, have participated in the webinar.

“UNDP urges the Government of Mongolia to take further steps to enhance gender equality in decision-making and leadership, including through tackling structural barriers and discriminatory norms to further empower women’s participation in decision making in the public sector” said Ms. Elaine Conkievich, UNDP Resident Representative, in her remarks.

Towards the professional and citizen-centered civil in Mongolia” project is planning to continue organizing the motivational webinars and roll-out its leadership trainings and mentorship program within its objective of improving gender parity in the public administration.

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