Advancing gender equality in Mongolia’s construction sector
The construction sector is dominated by men, not only in Mongolia but also in countries throughout the world. Even in an advanced economy like the US, women consist of less than 1% of construction workers on the jobsite. Here at the EU Funded Switch Off Air Pollution Project (SOAP), we’re working to redefine the role of women in the construction sector by working with jobsite team leaders, locally known as brigade leaders, to break outdated gender norms and help them find the best construction workers, regardless of sex. But we’re also training women to join the booming construction sector.
Wool and cashmere factories commit to sustainable textile production
A total of 18 national textile industries have joined to a Voluntary Code of Practice (VCP) for Mongolian sustainable textile production, agreeing for an environmentally-friendly, socially sound, and economically viable production.The Voluntary Code of Practice aims to enhance and ensure a strong sustainability profile of the Mongolian wool and cashmere industry, allowing for better recognition in the global wool and cashmere market and increased sales due to a sustainability performance that stands out against ordinary textiles.
Kim Il Sung: Let us prevent a national partition and reunify the country
The policy of the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for independent, peaceful reunification clarified by President Kim Il Sung on June 23, 1973
Statement of First Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK
Choe Son Hui, first vice minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued the following statement on Wednesday.
DPRK Women Contributing to National Prosperity
In the DPRK where the sex equality is regulated by law and traits of giving priority to and respecting the women is established, our women have contributed to the prosperity of the country, enjoying all sorts of independent rights to the full.
Options for post pandemic business recovery for MSME in Mongolia
The impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Mongolia has been severe depending on size, sector, and other characteristics, but smaller businesses were hit harder than larger ones. Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are one of the most dynamic sectors in Mongolia. This sector comprises 77% of total registered business entities; 72% of the total workforce; 17.8% of Gross Domestic Product; and 2.3% of total exports. Women make up a large share of MSME entrepreneurs in Mongolia.
Online heat loss calculator of the houses
The EU funded Switch Off Air Pollution project includes inside the project website www.dulaalga.mn a simple calculator to measure the heat loss and calculate the cost of the insulation needed to your detached house. It is the first ever energy loss calculating tool that is available to public in Mongolia to measure where you are losing the energy and heat in the house by entering simple measurements of the house.
Leading airlines commit to helping UNICEF in its mission of transporting COVID-19 vaccines around the world
UNICEF has launched the Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative on February 16. Under this landmark initiative, over 10 leading airlines have signed agreements with UNICEF to support the prioritization of delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic. The Initiative will also act as a global logistics preparedness mechanism for other humanitarian and health crises over the longer term.
The Harvard Crimson: Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, Recent Kennedy School Graduate, Appointed Mongolian Prime Minister
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ We present you an article on Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene, published on 'The Harvard Crimson', Harvard University daily.
Simple solutions campaign starts to call ger district residents to insulate their houses with materials at hand
Within the framework of the “Switch Off Air Pollution” project, the Simple solutions campaign has been officially launched in Sukhbaatar and Songinokhairkhan districts with a call to insulate your house with the materials at hand. The aim of the campaign is to encourage the target group households to insulate their houses through low-cost simple solutions, and to spread word of mouth about the importance of insulation among the general public.
Sustainable textile production training for industry technical staff
Chief engineers and technical staff from the top wool and cashmere factories have been trained in 5 days online training on Sustainable textile production. One of the priority actions for implementing sustainable production at factories is the capacity of relevant staff to conduct hot spot analysis of each production pipe and based on the findings to properly identify and carefully plan the necessary steps for improvements.
KIM JONG IL: “Let us reunify the country independently and peacefully through the great unity of the entire nation”
Letter to the National Symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea April 18, Juche87 (1998)
Kim Jong Il and His Exploits for Global Peace
On December 17, 2011 Kim Jong Il, eternal Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, passed away. When the day comes round every year, many people of the world recall him with deep emotion.
Michael S. Klecheski :This strategic partnership is more than just words on paper
The strategic partnership of the U.S and Mongolia is important not just for our two nations but for the entire region because it represents a shining example of international cooperation between democracies. Our relationship is founded on our shared values of democracy, human rights, free and fair private sector economic growth, and the sovereignty of nations. These are fundamental values in both our countries – they are very real, in that both Americans and, I am convinced, Mongolians, genuinely believe in them in practice - and this is why our partnership is so strong and growing even closer.
We have vaccines, now comes the hard part
Recent good news on vaccines for COVID-19 brings us closer to ending the acute phase of this terrible pandemic. But the sense of collective relief must be accompanied by a healthy dose of reality. While the scientific community awaits detailed data from leading vaccine developers, several questions remain. Notably, it is still unclear how long immunity would last and whether it will prevent severe disease or prevent people from passing on the virus if already infected. This means that mitigation measures¾mask-wearing, social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and practicing good hygiene¾will likely be necessary for the foreseeable future.
NEXT 75 Conference searches for answers to the challenges of the future
On December 16, Sochi (Russia) will host the NEXT 75 international conference dedicated to global issues and challenges, which humanity is facing today. The main goal of the conference is to establish a dialogue about the future of our planet between famous scientists and the most proactive members of the younger generation.
Javkhlant Gobi Investment confirms compliance with ISO international standards from AFNOR
Javkhlant Gobi Investment, a mining service supplier to Oyu Tolgoi, has recently received international certificates of conformity from Afnor, an accredited certification body. Afnor confirmed the compliance of its integrated management system with international standards in the field of quality, industrial and occupational safety.
38 banks representing USD 15 trillion put in place the building blocks to aligning with Paris Climate Agreement
8 December/Geneva, UNEP Finance Initiative has today published an overview of the first steps taken by the 38 signatories to the Collective Commitment to Climate Action (CCCA), one year since they pledged to align their portfolios and business practices with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Golomt Bank is the bank representing Mongolia, which joined the CCCA.
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’
D.Sumiyabazar: Law on Legal Status of Ulaanbaatar City has been successfully amended after 27 years
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership