Mongolia-UNESCO Cooperation Advances to New LevelPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, January 16 /MONTSAME/. Mongolian National Commission (MNC) for UNESCO held its annual review meeting on January 13, 2023.
In her opening speech B. Battsetseg, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, highlighted the advancement in cooperation between Mongolia and UNESCO to a new level and concrete outcomes in 2022.
“Last year marked the 60th anniversary of Mongolia’s accession to UNESCO. On the occasion of this anniversary, we invited the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, to Mongolia and her visit was significant to advance the relations and cooperation between the two sides and increase our contribution to UNESCO’s mission.” she continued.
Then the representatives of the participating organizations, which were members of the MNC, including the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy industry, the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, MONTSAME News Agency, and the Mongolian National Library, exchanged views on implementing more optimal projects and programs, improving their transparency and outcomes and evolving the cooperation in the framework of our single window foreign policy in the further.
Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg called upon relevant ministries and their partner organizations to pay special attention to intensifying the MNC’s operations, improving coordination, reinvigorating our country’s participation in UNESCO convention and intergovernmental activities, promoting our country through this organization and registering Mongolian historical and natural monuments and historical evidence to the UNESCO’s commission and programs.
During this meeting, S. Boldsaikhan, Secretary General of the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, presented the performance report of the 2022 plan, and members of the commission expressed their opinions and agreed to adopt the draft plan of 2023.