The National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSO), collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO), organized national workshop on “Accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through Decent work: SDG Monitoring and Country profile for Mongolia” presenting and discussing the latest draft of the project for its final version.
In this workshop, Mr. Tim De Meyer, Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, Mr. Igor Chernyshev, ILO Consultant, Mr. Tite Habiyakare, ILO Regional Adviser for the South-East Asia and the Pacific, Mr Faraz Shibli, International consultant, Mr. Chinzorig Sodnom, member of the Parliament of Mongolia, Chairman of Sub-committee on SDGs, Minister for Labour and Social Protection, Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, Chairperson of NSO, Mr. Amarbal Avirmed, Director of Population and Social Statistics Department of NSO, Mr. Amgalanbaatar Kh, President of the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Union and the representatives of government organization, NGO’s, civil society, academies and international organizations have attended.
Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, chairperson of NSO, during the workshop, stated that “Since May of 2017, we are working with International Labor Organization consultants on evaluating the report that will be modeled in other parts of the world. It is pleasure to note that the design of the model is a basis for determining the scope and current status of the Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in Mongolia, since Mongolia is one of the first implementing countries in the world. Draft will be finalized in the first quarter of next year. In the future, we will prepare a national report on the Decent Work and pay attention to the regular research and development of a unified database of information and to enrich it”.
Mr. Chinzorig Sodnom, a member of the Parliament of Mongolia, Chairman of Sub-committee on SDGs, Minister for Labour and Social Protection stated that “In the 17th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, about 193 countries made a commitment to the "Sustainable Development – 2030” to reach fundamental goals and objectives of the global development agenda over the next 15 years. Therefore, countries started to report on the implementation of the "Sustainable Development - 2030" program at the global and national level since 2017, so as ministries, agencies and other public authorities are becoming obligated to submit their own national data and submit it to the National Statistical Office, using the consolidated data from the National Statistical Office, for preparing national report on the goals and objectives of sustainable development. In this context, the National Statistical Office of Mongolia has collaborated with the International Labor Organization to implement specific actions.”
Mr. Tite Habiyakare, ILO Regional Adviser for the South-East Asia and the Pacific stated that “The National Statistics Office of Mongolia makes good comparative information with other developed countries. Mongolian statistical office processes data on a high level using international methodology. Therefore, we are selecting Mongolia as a benchmark country. In the coming year, we will begin to assess the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Statistical data are important to monitor the implementation process. The above mentioned was a part of today's workshop.”