Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Committee for Gender Equality (NCGE) jointly organized the 4th Development Partners’ meeting on 29 April, 2021, to introduce the findings of the Evaluation of the implementation of the Law of Mongolia on Promotion of Gender Equality. The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of the diplomatic corps, UN and other international organizations in Mongolia.
In her opening remarks, Foreign Minister B.Battsetseg noted that Mongolia is committed to promoting the rights of girls and women, ensuring gender equality and empowering them in line with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Beijing Plan of Action and further informed about the gender policy in foreign service.
L.Tsedevsuren, Gender Advisor to the Prime Minister said that leadership and higher level of participation of women in public life leads to lower level of corruption, unemployment, violence and crime. Further she noted that the Government of Mongolia pursues gender policy aimed at increasing the number of women at the decision making level as well as among the workforce in megaprojects.
NCGE Secretary and the Chief of NCGE Secretariat, T,Enkhbayar briefly informed the participants of the Committee’s activities in the first quarter of 2021 and requested the international organizations to reflect recommendations of the present evaluation in the development and implementation of the ongoing and new projects and programs.
According to the Evaluation conducted by the Expert Group of the NCGE and “MMCG” LLC, lack of public awareness and initiative, and a weak attitude and capacity to promote and implement gender equality hindered overall implementation of the Law.