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Artisanal mining organisation recertified for Fairmined ecological label


21.09.2017 — Local news Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 21.09.2017 -- “XAMODX” NGO, operated by some 300 artisanal miners in Bayan-Ovoo soum, Bayankhongor aimag, became the first Artisanal and Small-scale Mining organisation in Asia and one of only two in the world to receive Fairmined Ecological Gold certification from the Alliance for Responsible Mining - a special Fairmined label for gold produced without the use of mercury or cyanide - having fulfilled more than 200 standards affirming that the organisation’s operations were economically, technologically and environmentally responsible.

Voicing citizens’ concerns to improve their lives

19.09.2017 — Local news Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 19.09.2017 -- It is a crisp autumn afternoon. The dazzling sun brightens the colors of the wooden compound walls and dwellings of Chingeltei district. Dulamjav sits in the simply furnished office of the khoroo governor. An engineer by profession, the 58-year old woman is now a full-time politician. In addition to her duties as a governor, she holds one of the 35 seats of the Citizens’ Representative Hural (CRH) of Chingeltei district.

Reimagine Mongolia – Papier-mâché Arts Impact Project


27.06.2017 — Article Mongolia

Some creative women from the marginal districts of Ulaanbaatar reimagined the use of the traditional eco-friendly art of papier-mâché to address two key issues in Mongolia: to allow unemployed women to learn new skills with a potential for income generation, and to boost paper recycling through the use of this traditional art.

Revised regulation improves conducive environment for artisanal and small-scale miners


19.06.2017 — Media release Mongolia

On May 24, 2017, the Government of Mongolia passed the resolution No.151 to approve revised regulations on Mineral extraction of artisanal and small-scale mining. This is a result of the partnership between the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (MMHI) and the Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and other stakeholders in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.

SDC strengthens support for Mongolia’s livestock sector

21.03.2017 — Media release Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 21.03.2017 -- Positive results from the Green Gold and Animal Health projects have prompted the SDC to launch a new consolidation project that will scale up and further institutionalise support for sustainable rangeland management in Mongolia.

World Bank and SDC Support Civic Engagement to Improve Social Services


16.03.2017 — Media release Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, 6 February, 2017 – A joint World Bank and SDC project recently brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss solutions for the most pressing issues in health and education facing people living in three Ulaanbaatar districts, including increased outbreaks of communicable diseases and limited access to education services.

From college drop-out to successful businessman


12.03.2017 — Article Mongolia

In his early 20s, Ya. Chagnaadorj found himself at a crossroads in life. Unable to afford college tuition fees, he was forced to leave his accountancy studies, only to find himself unemployed and with little idea of what to do with the rest of his life.

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