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Politics

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the sidelines of the 71st session of UNGA, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts.Munkh-Orgil met Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs  Sergey Lavrov on September 22. The dignitaries emphasized the commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Mongolia and Russia.

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian President and the UN Secretary General had an official meeting on September 22. Mr Ban Ki-moon extended gratitude and expressed high recognition of Mongolia’s constant commitment and dedication to the UN-organized actions for peace and universal prosperity.

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On September 22, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts.Munkh-Orgil chaired the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) in the margin of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Foreign Minister Ts.Munkh-Orgil has met with the North Korean FM Ri Yong-ho at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

Economics

Sep 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Green Days of Autumn trade fair, which lasted for 5 days at the Misheel Expo center, was officially closed on Wednesday. Attracting more than a hundred companies and collectives from 17 provinces, the event enabled 306 greengrocers to make profit of over MNT 800 million.

Sep 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Such a forum was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia on September 20. The event took place at the very due time when the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Mongolia and Japan which took effect in June is on the early stage.

Sep 19, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Social Insurance Fund revenue and expenditure amounted to MNT 1119.3 billion and MNT 1112.6 billion respectively in the first 8 months of 2016. It shows increase of MNT 229.9 billion (25.8%) and 92.6 billion (9.1%) respectively compared with the end of August, 2015.

Sep 16, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In August of 2016, about 29,932 people were registered as unemployed. Compared with July records, the number of unemployed decreased by 612 (2%). Against 2015, unemployment fell by 492 (1.6%).

Agriculture

Aug 26, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a survey on prices of agricultural products on the market by July of this year, an average price of cow-hide of 2 cm more thickness was the lowest (MNT 10-16.5 thousand) in Ovorkhangai, Khovsgol, Dornod and Bulgan aimags, while the highest (MNT 25 thousand)--in Zavkhan, Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, Tov aimags and Ulaanbaatar city.

Aug 25, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, a preliminary balance of harvest for this autumn was presented.

Jun 24, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ministry of Food and Agriculture reported Friday that the number of livestock has reached 73 million heads after the country received 18.8 million heads of baby animals this spring.

Jun 15, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As of June 1, 2016, grain, vegetables, potatoes and other plants have been sown on 367.9 thousand hectares.

Society

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Great Gobi Six has been introduced, bringing about an alternative of environmental conservation at the Gobi desert and as a Mongolian version of Africa’s BIG 5 (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros).

Sep 23, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Out of the total 859,106 households, 67 percent live in Ulaanbaatar and 33 percent live in the localities. The average number of family members is 3.5. In 2016, 17 thousand and 600 couples obtained new marriage certificates, while 3,600 couples dissolved their marriage, reports the Department for Families, Children and Youth Development of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.

Sep 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ This documentary has been created with the support of the International Republican Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada, inspired by the challenges and obstacles facing 6 women candidates during their campaigns for the 2016 parliamentary elections of Mongolia. The creation was officially released to the public on September 20 at Tuushin Hotel.

Sep 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports J.Batsuuri issued an ordinance on September 16 on banning use of cellphones during lessons for teachers and students of the general education schools. The ordinance will take effect on October 1.

Education

Sep 06, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Role of Scientific Field in the Green Growth” international scientific conference is being organized on Wednesday in Ulaanbaatar, by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sciences and Sports.

Sep 05, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Second Mongolia-Russia Conference of Young Scientists is commencing today (September 5) in Ulaanbaatar, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Aug 17, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the margin of the 11th International Congress of Mongolists, taking place in Ulaanbaatar on August 15-18, the Mongol studies’ scholars along with historians and Roerichs Society members are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Central Asian Expedition of Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (a.k.a Nicholas Roerich), in quest of Shambala.

Jul 29, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Northeast Asian Think Tank opened on July 28, under the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia, at the initiative of the Institute for the Humanities of Japan, with an aim of studying the social and historic processes in the Northeast Asian region.

Sports

Sep 14, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On September 14, the congress of the Mongolia Judo Association -re-appointed Kh.Battulga the president of the MJA.

Sep 14, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/The Polo team of the UK Army has arrived in Mongolia to participate in the annual friendly match with the Mongolian army’s polo team which will take place on September 17 at Khan Polo club, located in Gachuurt.

Sep 14, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Powerlifter E.Sodnompeljee won the bronze medal in men’s 88 kg category at the Paralympic Games 2016, being held in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. He lifted 210 kg in the first round and ordered 217 kg, and lifted this weight in the third round.

Sep 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian athlete G.Tsogtgerel has taken fifth place in the women’s shot put at the ongoing Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mining

Sep 06, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Vice Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry Kh.Badamsuren worked Tuesday at the coal mines of West and East Tsankhi at the “Erdenes Tavantolgoi” LLC, the “Ukhaa khudag” coal mine and the concentration plant at the “Energy Resource” LLC and a coal mine of the “Tavantolgoi” company.

Sep 05, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Officials from the Ministry of Mining and the General Agency for Specialized Inspection paid a site visit to the head stream of River Orkhon, located in Tsenkher soum of Arkhangai Province last weekend. At that time, the river was flowing red, because of the excavation in nearly 13 km long area alongside the river shore.

Sep 01, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX:XAM) has successfully completed preliminary metallurgy work on samples from its Kharmagtai copper-gold project in Mongolia, writes Proactive Investors.

Aug 29, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi LLC announced Sunday its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, and released its latest Performance Scorecard.

Art and Culture

Sep 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Son of Heaven drama by B.Tsognemekh will kick off  the month of historic plays on October 1 at the State Academic Theatre of Drama. Ticket prices will range from MNT 15,000 to MNT 25,000.

Sep 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ulaanbaatar is hosting the Noise Metal Fest 2016 international rock music festival. It will take place on September 23 and 24 at the SS Club.

Sep 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The exhibition opened on September 13 in Vienne to last until October 4. Initiated by Mongolist Dr Catherine Lang the exhibition is co-organized by the World Museum of Vienna, The Austrian Art History Museum, the National University of Mongolia, the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Kharkhorin Museum and the Palace Museum of Bogd Khaan.

Sep 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Tsagaan Khadag” (White Khadak) film, inspired by the life story of judoka D.Sumiya, a silver-medalist of Rio 2016 Olympics, will be screened on September 28 in cinemas.