As part the US visit, H.E. Mr. Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, met Mrs. Sheila Crowley, Acting Director of the Peace Corps, on June 12, 2017, and exchanged views on cooperation.
Minister Ts.Munkh-Orgil expressed gratitude to the Peace Corps for sending its volunteers to Mongolia for the last 25 years and underlined the important contribution that these volunteers made towards the social development of Mongolia, including education and health.
Mrs. Sheila Crowley expressed her gratitude to the Government of Mongolia for close cooperation and support provided to the Peace Corps volunteers and indicated that upon the request by the Mongolian side, the Peace Corps is launching a project to support volunteering in Mongolia. Through the project, the Peace Corps will share its volunteering experience with the Mongolian Government. The two sides will collaborate in creating environment for participation in volunteering process.
An experienced volunteer, who previously worked in Mongolia, will undertake necessary researches and design the program, based on exclusive demand in Mongolia. The two sides agreed to cooperate towards the possibility of sharing the experience of American local volunteering through NGOs, such as the AmeriCorps.
In 2016, the Peace Corps commemorated the 25th anniversary of the arrival of its first volunteers in Mongolia. Since that time, over 1200 volunteers worked in every corner of Mongolia.
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 American volunteers worked in 140 countries worldwide.