The 29th session of the United Nations Convention Committee held in Geneva, Switzerland on August 17-18, 2023 discussed the second and third regular reports of the Government of Mongolia on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The members of the interdisciplinary working group, led by the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Security, S. Zulphar, consisting of representatives of ministries and agencies, submitted to Mongolia the report of the activities carried out since 2012 in the field of ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities and increasing their participation within the framework of ensuring the implementation of the Convention. The report was discussed according to recommendations and 54 short questionnaires submitted by the committee.
Colonel Ts. Uranchimeg, Director of the Prevention Department of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), participated in the discussion. And defined the report on the activities being taken for people disability by the article 11 of the United Nations “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” or “Humanitarian Disasters and Situations of Risk”.
Aside, Mongolia ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its additional protocol in 2008 and is implementing the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which conforms to the concepts and principles of the convention.
The first report was sent to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2011, and the report was discussed in 2015, and 37 recommendations, 3 requirements, and 1 request were submitted to the Government, according to Government Resolution No. 281 of 2013, “Action Plan for the Implementation of the Convention in 2013-2016”, and worked to ensure its implementation.
In addition, according to the 54 short questionnaires submitted by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2018, the 2nd and 3rd reports of the Government were prepared and discussed by governmental and non-governmental organizations and submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in October 2019.