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Swiss-Mongolian cooperation strengthens government’s evaluation capacity

16.07.2018 — Local news Mongolia
Continuing to build on the success of Swiss-Mongolian cooperation, Mongolian government and Swiss Parliamentary Services representatives gathered together last month for a week-long workshop aimed at strengthening the evaluation capacities of the national Parliament Secretariat.

Mongolia has hosted the 8th Annual Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

25.06.2018 — Local news Mongolia
Government officials, industry representatives and livestock producers gathered in Ulaanbaatar in June to address the sustainability of the livestock sector given the dynamics and uncertainties of a rapidly changing environment. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) from June 11-15, was themed “Towards Sustainable Livestock, Livestock on the Move” and focused on four key themes: Food and nutrition security; livelihoods and growth; health and animal welfare; and climate and natural resource use.

“Animal health traceability system” pilot project is being up scaled

14.06.2018 — Local news Mongolia
Improving the export potential of Mongolia’s meat is the goal of a new initiative being implemented under SDC’s Green Gold Animal Health Project in collaboration with the State Veterinary and Animal Health Agency. The introduction of a web-based “Animal Identification and Health Traceability System” that is aligned with international standards was tested in 2017 in Tariat and Undurshireet soums in Arkhangai aimag, and, following a request from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, was scaled up to 15 soums in six western aimags in 2018.

Mongolian officials explore ASM practices in South America

11.06.2018 — Local news Mongolia
Mongolian government representatives experienced first-hand the best practices and lessons learned by their South American counterparts in the formalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector as part of a May study to Colombia and Ecuador.

Strengthening Youth in Mongolia’s Decision-Making

26.04.2018 — Article Mongolia
Across the Mongolian steppe, winds of political change are blowing. After decades of governance by generations who endured communism and its collapse, a new wave is stepping up. 27 year-old Ichinkhorol Tumur-Ochir from Gobi-Altai province helped shape her town’s youth policy in a workshop supported by UNDP and SDC. She shares what could be done to raise Mongolia’s young voices further.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visits Mongolia

05.04.2018 — Media release Mongolia
The head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, is travelling to China and Mongolia this week for his first official visit outside Europe.

Migration: Ignazio Cassis signs readmission agreement with Mongolia

05.04.2018 — Media release EDA
Switzerland and Mongolia signed two agreements on Thursday following a meeting between Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis and Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar in Ulaanbaatar. Both ministers confirmed the excellent relations between the two countries at the meeting. By signing the readmission agreement, Mongolia has pledged to take back any of its citizens living in Switzerland without a permit. The second agreement will exempt Swiss and Mongolian diplomats from the visa requirement in both countries.

Culture project fosters cultural diversity in Mongolia

13.02.2018 — Local news Mongolia
The SDC call for Culture Project Proposals was successfully completed by 25 March. We received over 60 proposals. As announced, only the short-listed ones have been contacted by our office. We would like to thank all participants for your interests in the culture projects. We look forward to future opportunities for collaboration!

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