On 17 May 2018, some 100 participants joined the meeting to validate the CSO UPR mid-term report. Government officials from MoJHA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare each gave detailed presentations of actions undertaken to implement 2nd cycle UPR recommendations which fell under their respective mandate. As a result of a concerted effort from the Government to track UPR implementation, the presentations referred to updated data disaggregated by issues, gender, and population groups. This approach allowed for identification of implementation gaps and tailored solutions.
National actors in Mongolia have embraced the UPR mid-term stage to jointly evaluate implementation of 2nd cycle recommendations. In this vein, the Government, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Open Society Foundation Mongolia (OSF), and the Human Rights NGO Forum embarked on a series of activities to reinvigorate the national UPR momentum.
- In 2017, UPR Info continued to support all UPR stakeholders in its strategic areas of engagement: raising awareness about the UPR mechanism; building capacity of UPR stakeholders; developing knowledge materials; improving its database to support the monitoring of UPR recommendations; and working at the policy level to strengthen implementation, and to ensure that the voices of all segments of society are heard.