New platform helps Mongolian youth find opportunities for volunteering
Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic has been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform has just been revived and relaunched in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.
Mongolia starts using COVID-19 exposure notification - iOS, Android tracking feature
The State Emergency Commission of Mongolia launched the ‘COVID-19 Ersdel’ system, on April 19, Monday.
Weekly review of Parliament plenary sessions for April 12-16
Working groups responsible for preparing draft legislations for discussion at the affiliated Standing Committees held virtual meetings on April 13, 2021. Working groups discussed the draft laws on amendments to the Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, on Copyrights, and the revised draft on Patent.
Mongolia sees single-day spike of 889 coronavrius cases, death toll reaches 49
Today’s daily COVID-19 press briefing by the Ministry of Health reported that 889 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours after a total of 12,384 tests were carried out at 23 PCR laboratories nationwide.
First meeting of Coordination committee of EU ‘Budget Support for employment reform in Mongolia’
In the framework of the Financing Agreement signed by The Government of Mongolia with the European Union on the “Budget Support Employment reform in Mongolia, the first Coordination Committee meeting has been organized by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection for an online meeting.
Banks start issuing cashmere loans totaling MNT 200 billion
Beginning from April 15, the government is providing loans to support cashmere production industry as part of its MNT 10 trillion economic recovery, health protection plan.
Additional seismic stations to be installed
On April 15, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia S.Amarsaikhan worked at the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics and gave an order to conduct studies in establishing new seismic stations designed for earthquake prediction and public warning in connection with the increasing earthquake activity in Mongolia.
Discussion on ‘Constitutional amendment and Mongolia’s Development Model’ held
At the initiative of the Chairman of the State Great Hural, Mr.G.Zandanshatar, an online deliberative discussion on “Constitution Amendment Mongolia's Development Model” was held on April 14, 2021.
EU, GIZ and FAO sign agreement to implement agriculture, forestry project in Mongolia
On 15 April 2021, the European Union Ambassador to Mongolia Traian Hristea, the Country Director of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Daniel Passon, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Mongolia Vinod Ahuja, and GIZ Project Manager Dr. Michael Trockenbrodt signed a Multi-Partner Contribution Agreement to implement a new cooperation project.
Mongolia reports record 1,107 coronavirus cases, 6 deaths in single day
Today’s daily COVID-19 press briefing by the Ministry of Health reported that 1,107 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours nationwide.
Ancient Deel garments dating back to the Mongol Empire
There are more than 10 tombs southwest of a high granite mountain in a place called Bukhiin Khoshuu in Delgerkhaan soum of Khentii aimag. While unearthing and researching the tomb discoveries in 2003, archaeologists of the Mongolian National Museum found three pieces of silk Deel garment and gold-covered buckle and other items.
Accessory-tool set of Buryat wives
Accessories and ornaments worn by a Mongolian woman is generally categorized into of Khalkh, Oirat, and eastern Mongol women. Wives of Khalkha, Dariganga and Barga origin often used headband and head accessories while Oirat women used to wrap their pigtails in a hair holder case and wear earrings, called ‘siik’ at that time.
742 new coronavirus cases reported, total stands at 18,565
Today’s daily COVID-19 press briefing by the Ministry of Health reported that 742 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours nationwide after PCR tests were carried out on a total of 10,666 people.
FRC warns not to receive electronic payment, remittance services from non-licensed entities
The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering is a FATF-style regional inter-governmental body, and Mongolia, as a member, is committed to implement international standards against money laundering, and the financing of terrorism.
First stage trading of Erdenes Tavantolgoi bond successfully completed
For the first time in Mongolia, Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC has announced the issuance of ‘ETT Bond’ with a total value of up to MNT 2 trillion in three stages as part of the ‘MNT 10 trillion Comprehensive Plan for Economic Recovery’ under implementation by the Government of Mongolia.
U.S. Government initiates $450,000 program for health workers to support Mongolia’s effort to combat COVID-19
On April 14, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Development Advisor Gary Robbins announced the launch of a $450,000 (Tugrik 1.3 billion) USAID program to support the Government of Mongolia’s COVID-19 response.
UNFPA celebrates Int’l Women’s Day by encouraging people to choose to challenge harmful gender stereotypes
UNFPA and the Government of Mongolia, in collaboration with local NGOs and other UN agencies, celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with a month-long campaign with the theme “#БИ ...БАЙНА” (“Choose to Challenge”).
Weekly review of parliamentary plenary sessions for April 5-9
April 5, 2021. Members of the State Great Hural Ts.Munkhtsetseg and D.Tsogtbaatar called a press conference regarding the enactment of Law on Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders. The Law will come into force from July 1, 2021. During the press conference, MPs highlighted that Mongolia now becomes the first country in Asia to provide legal protection for human rights defenders.
Parliament reviews MNT 10 trillion economy recovery, health protection plan implementation
State Great Khural of Mongolia at its plenary session dated April 9 reviewed the ongoing implementation of the government comprehensive plan aimed at economic recovery and health protection amid the pandemic with total funding of MNT 10 trillion, as presented by Minister of Finance B.Javkhlan.
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade