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.
PM meets Russian Minister of Trade and Industry
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh today received Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Valentinovich Manturov.
President receives Russian Minister of Trade and Industry
President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga today received Denis Valentinovich Manturov, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry who are attending the ongoing ‘Mongolia-Russia Initiative – 2018’ event.
Mongolian fine art masterpieces: “Portrait of V.I.Lenin”
Original Portrait of V.I.Lenin has been kept in the Mongolian Modern Art Gallery since it was painted in 1922. Mongolian News Agency MONTSAME in cooperation with the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery is presenting the Mongolian fine art masterpieces in a series of documentaries. The Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery displays Mongolian fine art and craft masterpieces created since the People’s Revolution in 1921.
Speaker M.Enkhbold delivers speech at International Forum in Moscow
On June 4-5, Mongolian parliamentarians headed by Speaker M.Enkhbold are attending in the International Forum themed ‘Development of Parliamentarism’ being organized by the State Duma in Moscow, the Russian Federation.
Speaker M.Enkhbold meets State Duma Chairman V.V.Volodin
Speaker of Mongolian Parliament M.Enkhbold met with Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V.V. Volodin during the International Forum ‘Development of Parliamentarism’, being organized in Moscow, Russia on June 4-5.
‘Gobi Wolf-2018’ international exercise starts
On June 4, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) U.Enkhtuvshin opened an international exercise ‘Gobi Wolf-2018, being co-organized in Khovd aimag by the NEMA of Mongolia, Embassy of the United States in Mongolia and United States Pacific Command.
O.Anujin becomes ‘The best of the best’
The First Mongolia International Ballet Competition initiated by the Mongolian Ballet Development Foundation and co-organized by the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports announced its bests.
New edition of ‘Majestic and Intellectual Wonderful Heritage’ journal released
A new edition of a scientific journal ‘Majestic and Intellectual Wonderful Heritage’ has been released. The new edition covers articles, essays and explanations of the works developed by Ph.D Enkhtur Nasanjargal including ‘Social enlightenment and Literary theory’, ‘Modern expedient model of human social development’, ‘Intersection of three lines of principle of triple interlace’ and ‘Method for making an analogous likeness of Mongolian Ger’.
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade