Foreign Ministry organizes workshop jointly with IOMPolitics
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On October 19, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Mongolia and IOM jointly organized a workshop on the review of the
implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
(Global Compact on Migration).
Organized at the MFA’s premises, the workshop brought together 23 representatives from government agencies, NGOs and UN agencies to inform on and discuss operational steps to complete the first voluntary review of the Global Compact on Migration in Mongolia. Participants also identified priority objectives for Mongolia in the Global Compact for Migration, familiarized themselves with the soon to be established UN Network on Migration in Mongolia, and generated ideas for possible future joint projects relevant to internal/international migration to be submitted for funding to the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
Munkhtushig Lkhanaajav, Head of the Consular Department of MFA, emphasized the need to build on the good collaboration between MFA and IOM in returning Mongolian citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19 and, considering the good practices available globally, to build a comprehensive program to support the connection and interaction between Mongolia and it’s diaspora abroad. Representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection highlighted the need to increase protection of Mongolian labor migrants abroad, while our colleagues from UNICEF Mongolia reminded that the issue of children migrants should be at the forefront of Mongolia’s priority objectives.
Following the discussion, participants were requested to fill in the GCM Voluntary Review Questionnaire after the workshop, which includes questions about migration trends and patterns, migration inclusive laws and policies, challenges and obstacles for implementation and outputs in their respective fields and agencies. The resulting national report for Mongolia will inform the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that is now scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10 to 12 March 2021.
Source: IOM Mongolia