Social protection reduces disaster risk for poor
The role that safety nets and social protection programmes can play in reducing disaster risk features prominently on the agenda of the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) this week. A panel comprised of development and humanitarian actors, with senior representatives of the disaster management authorities from Mongolia and Pakistan, put forward a convincing case for greater investment in social protection policies and programmes.
Urban resilience discussed at the AMCDRR 2018
The Government of Mongolia is hosting a featured event ‘Strengthening Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Resilience’ at the AMCDRR 2018. The session discussed one of the pressing global issues: urbanization and its resilience.
Bangladesh joins cities campaign en masse
Over 1,000 cities in Asia Pacific have now signed up to UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign following a historic commitment made by all 329 municipalities of Bangladesh to join the campaign. “Mongolia including all its cities and provinces, was the first Asian country to fully join the campaign and this is a major step by the Government of Bangladesh, who clearly recognise the importance of reducing disaster risk in its cities”, said Loretta Hieber Girardet, Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in Asia Pacific, speaking from the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2018) taking place in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar.
International Exhibition under theme of Disaster Risk Reduction opens
Today, Deputy PM U.Enkhtuvshin opened an International Exhibition within the framework of the Second Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) at the Sukhbaatar Square.
Deputy Minister appeals to support initiative to set up Northeast Asia Platform in Mongolia
Ministers' Session of the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) is running at Shangri-La hotel. The session is being chaired by Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori.
Asia shows leadership on disaster risk reduction
A ten year-old school girl almost stole the show. In plain, simple language Maralgoo recited how it makes her sad when she sees people dying or losing their homes in disasters on TV but feels happy when she sees rescuers at work. Maralgwo counts herself lucky that she attends a school in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, where she takes part in earthquake drills and learns first aid. She closed her recitation to a rapt audience at the opening ceremony for the three-day Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) with a quiet plea, “open your hearts and your minds to make a better world for all of us.”
“Deeltei Mongol Festival” to be held on july 10
“Deeltei Mongol Festival” which aims at promoting Mongolian traditional culture, particularly, the nation's ethnic clothing, possessions, and tangible and intangible heritage of folk arts, increasing youth participation, and developing tourism products and services is to be held at Sukhbaatar Square on July 10.
US Congressional Mongolia Caucus offer trade preferences to Mongolian cashmere products
Members of Congressional Mongolia Caucus of the Congress of the United States offer targeted trade preferences for U.S. imports of Mongolian cashmere products. Co-Chair of the caucus Dina Titus, Don Young and members of Congress Ted S.Yoho, David E.Price, Mark Meadows and Steve Cohen sent a letter to US Trade Representative Robert E.Lighthizer on July 02, regarding this issue.
Disaster Risk Reduction takes centre stage in Mongolia
Mongolia is a country that has been confronting head-on its own disasters, it’s a country that faces on an annual basis extreme weather events known as the Dzud and this has a tremendous impact on the lives and livelihoods of the Mongolian people. It’s a form of drought that severely impacts the livestock here which is the main source of income
Mongolia brings disaster risk centre stage
Mongolia faces a range of disaster threats including earthquakes, floods, forest fires and drought. One weather-related phenomenon unique to the country is the Dzud, caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer and severe freezing weather and storms in the winter. One-third of Mongolia's population depends entirely on pastoral farming and the loss of pasture caused by Dzuds, leads to widespread starvation amongst livestock, devastating the herds and livelihoods of nomadic herders. On the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar lies the suburb of Tahilt. Over the years this informal settlement has grown to accommodate an expanding population of herder families who, having lost their livestock to successive Dzuds, abandoned their traditional lifestyle and migrated to the capital in search of work. Since her husband died two years ago, 67-year-old Dorjpagma has been living in Tahilt. Her family were amongst the 157,000 herders affected by the 2016-2017 Dzud when more than 1.1 million livestock were lost.
Better risk management can reduce disaster displacement
This is an article by Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction No other region in the world illustrates the now chronic nature of displacement caused by extreme weather events and climate change more than Asia and the Pacific. Last year, 18.8 million people were forced to run for their lives from floods, storms and earthquakes in 135 countries across the globe.
Mongolia opens AMCDRR 2018
The Government of Mongolia opened the three-day Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) being held in Ulaanbaatar today, on July 3.
Crunching Big Data to Save Lives
This is an open editorial by Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme.
Asian Ground Golf Tournament held
The first Asian Ground Golf Tournament named after the Governor of Capital City was held at ‘Chingisiin Khuree’ camp.
Livestock experts from 34 countries discussed sustainability
The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting or 8th annual meeting of the multi-stakeholder partnership was held on June 11-15 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry organized the meeting in cooperation with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL).
Home team triumphs in ‘Mongolia Open-2018’ wrestling tournament
The Mongolian team led the ‘Mongolia Open-2018’ tournament with 10 gold,14 silver and 14 bronze medals. The Russian team took second place with 7 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze. The Kazakh team followed Russia with 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.
Tax-free supply to EU countries available
Advisory day for private enterprises which are supplying products to the European Union countries or plan to make export was held on June 14 at the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI).
President views exhibition of Russian technologies and equipment
In frames of the ‘Mongolian – Russian Initiative – 2018’ series of events, being organized under the auspices of the Presidents of Mongolia and the Russian Federation, an exhibition featuring advanced technologies and equipment and SME products of Russia opened at the Sukhbaatar Square on June 7.
‘Mongolia-Russia Initiative-2018’ kicks off
The ‘Mongolia-Russia Initiative-2018’ series of events has begun in Ulaanbaatar today, on June 7. The purpose of the event is to enrich the strategic partnership of Mongolia and Russia, promote the development of trade, economic and cultural cooperation, strengthen ties between the two governments and business entrepreneurs, discuss new opportunities for cooperation and improve entities and individuals’ understanding of the other country.