S.Oyun receives Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership AwardSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On September 10 in San Francisco, USA, Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren from Mongolia was awarded The Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award, which honors the late U.C. Berkeley chancellor and chairman of The Asia Foundation’s board of trustees.
The former President of the United Nations Environment Assembly S.Oyun was recognized with her extraordinary leadership and advocacy for civil and social rights, including water security. She is known for her leadership in promoting Mongolian democracy and stewardship of the environment.
Holding a degree in geochemistry from the Charles University in Prague and a PhD in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University, UK, Dr. Oyun was Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment and Green Development. She is the director of external affairs at the Green Climate Fund and founder of the Zorig Foundation, named in honor of her late brother, who was a pioneering campaigner for democracy and clean politics.
She also has a wealth of international and domestic experience in green development and political consensus-building and led good governance initiatives in the Parliament including the anti-corruption, freedom of information and conflict of interests’ legislations as well as advanced issues for children with disabilities. Being one of the leading female politicians, Dr S.Oyun actively worked to address critical issues facing Mongolia including health, education, environmental policies and women’s political participation.
The Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes prominent Asian leaders for a lifetime of achievement in government, business, and academia. The Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former grantee and chair of The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, who is widely respected for his accomplishments in science, higher education, and U.S.-Asia relations.