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A “breakthrough” in people’s perception on women’s political participation

On 7 May 2012, the National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia launched the second public perception study on women’s political participation. This study - the final activity supported by the UNDP/DGTTF project “Representation and Inclusiveness through Electoral System” (RITES) confirmed a maj more

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Better managed natural resources expand livelihoods

Naranbek Ristan slings his binoculars and notebook around his neck and mounts his horse with graceful ease. He is setting off on a monthly patrol of 6,000 hectares of community land to check on wildlife.   The country he will cover is harsh, magnificent and daunting. But for Ristan, most import more

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Building partnership and collaboration for livelihood security in pastoral communities

Interventions and Results The Alternative Livelihood Project was directly implemented by United Nations Development Programme in Shinejinst soum of Bayankhongor in the period of March 2011 – June 2013. The main objective of the project was to alleviate social inequality of most neglected and vulnera more

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Enhancing adaptive capacity for livelihood security in rural area

Since livestock privatization in 1992, rural households’ income was primarily based on private livestock production. Across all country the total number of livestock gradually was growing from year to year until 2000. Figure 2 illustrates changes in the total number of livestock in Sant in the perio more

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Herders’ communal work revives degraded pastureland

This summer, herder communities involved in UNDP’s “Sustainable Land Management for Combating Desertification” project harvested high yields of hay, which was the result of several years of effort to improve the soil condition in their localities, representing arid and semi-arid regions.  With more

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Human Rights Open Days: 12 years of Linking State Duties to Rights of People at the Local Level

Steppe in south western Mongolia seems endless but blue-grey mountains faraway and changing grass patterns make the road colorful. For hours no vehicle was sighted, except the white Land Cruiser that we follow, which turned into brown because of dust. This is the National Human Rights Commission’s t more

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Made in Mongolia: From an artist’s studio to a world-renowned Mongolian brand

We, Mongols, have many things that we must be prideful for. Most importantly, we must discover, preserve, pass onto generations, develop and raise public awareness of these items and fame them as “our and Mongolia’s brands”. Products of Hangain Sor, which laid the cornerstones for such achievement, more

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