For the Mongolia Country Office, it has become a tradition to observe this day by organizing national human rights forum since 2005. The topics of these forums were “Safe living environment” (2005), “Rights of People with Disabilities” (2006), “Rights of Victims“ (2007), “Human Rights and Bureaucracy” (2008), “The Role of NGOs in implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan” (2009), “Business and Human Rights” (2010). UNDP also supports preparation of background papers and studies on selected topics and follow-up activities.
This year, a topic “Progress and Results of Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan” is chosen. The Parliament of Mongolia adopted this landmark document in 2003. The Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs has completed evaluation of the NHRAP. The forum was attended by over 200 participants from parliament, government, including local government, law enforcement and the civil society. The forum discussed the findings of the monitoring and provided the recommendations on future actions.