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Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival 2022

21.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia
Since 2019, the Arts Council of Mongolia has been organizing the Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) in partnership with the Ulaanbaatar Governor’s Office, Ulaanbaatar Arts and Culture Department, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Two Swiss projects named SDG Leaders in October 2022

19.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia
The United Nations in Mongolia, in partnership with other key stakeholders, organized SDG Open Day, an outdoor public event held to engage with the public and raise awareness of the SDGs and to acknowledge and promote best practices, individual initiatives, and positive changes created by stakeholders, including the private sector, development partners, and local communities that contribute to the SDGs. 

Small Changes-Big Results: Civic Engagement in the loupe

12.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia
The Civic Engagement Project (CEP), a sub-project of the Governance and Decentralization Programme, is a joint project of the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs of Mongolia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation . 

The Parliamentary Service in Mongolia: A crucial office of the governmental structure supporting Parliament

07.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia

Since the beginning of the development of the Mongolian Parliament, there have been offices that support its legislative and decision-making activities. Switzerland has been supporting this crucial service since 2017. This challenging project[1] has several focus areas, such as a training and capacity-building program for the Secretariat of the Parliament of Mongolia, providing technical support for parliamentary oversight, and the development of a parliamentary education program for youth.


Jürg Burri: Looking forward to visiting beautiful Mongolia

05.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia

Dear Ambassador, since September 1, you have been the new Swiss Ambassador for China and Mongolia in Beijing. We would like you to introduce yourself to our readers, as you’re still unable to travel to Mongolia due to the closed border. What would you like to share about yourself with Onsite Insight readers?

My name is Jürg Burri. I’m a Swiss from Berne, a German speaker, and I’ve been a diplomat for 26 years. 

Message from Head of Cooperation

03.10.2022 — Local news Mongolia

Dear readers,

It’s that time of the year again. In transitioning to the coldest months of the year, we are simultaneously moving closer to the New Year.

We can use this as a moment to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that our circumstances and actions presented.

The Red Flower: A strong personality in Mongolian history

01.07.2022 — Local news Mongolia
The 20th century has been an extraordinary time for women’s development and Mongolia as a whole. Women’s contributions were not equivalent to men’s in the public sector or culture, arts, and economic development. These women have all built and shaped today’s Mongolia. Unfortunately, there has been no video evidence or other documentation of women’s contributions from that time. It is crucial to bring these women’s contributions and efforts to the forefront and celebrate their achievements to teach the young generation of Mongolia about the past, cultural heritage, arts, and literature. 

My pathway connection to Mongolia

30.06.2022 — Local news Mongolia
Ms. Susanne Amsler is the desk officer for Mongolia at SDC’s headquarters in Berne. After two years of virtual collaboration due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related closure of Mongolia’s border, she finally had the chance to visit Mongolia last month to meet SDC colleagues and get to know the various projects. 

A local entrepreneur’s story

29.06.2022 — Local news Mongolia
In 2015, Gantulga and his mother established an instant Mongolian tea enterprise. From the very beginning, they were keen to improve their technology and expand production. However, being a small family business, they could not get any business development advice or soft loans. Opportunities were very limited as SME loans provided by the government were not accessible for such small businesses.

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