Cooperation to be expanded in preserving nomadic culture

2021-09-15 10:19:15

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. There are many peoples who carry nomadic civilizations. Mongolia is unique in its policy of supporting nomadic culture. There is a growing need today to correctly identify the pressing issues facing nomadic cultures.

Under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations (IISNC) was established by an agreement concluded in 1998 between the governments of Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Mongolia.

The IISNC yesterday signed Memorandum of Understanding with UK based research journal Nomadic Peoples, and International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences with aims to identify the pressing issues, seek solutions, and bring them to the attentions of international decision-maker.     

Under the MoU, opportunities will be opened up between the sides to exchange information, mutually support researchers, and hold international conferences, which are in line with the goals set out in Mongolia's ‘Vision-2050’ policy document, the government's goal of promoting nomadic culture, UNESCO's strategy to promote cultural expression and improve cooperation between nomadic countries. In addition to further research, the two sides sought to develop policy recommendations for member states on nomadic culture and the protection of nomadic interests.

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