Mongolia

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Mongolia is a vast country in which more than a third of the population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. The rest of the country is populated only sparsely. Mongolia is also a country of the young - people aged 15-34 form more than a third of the Mongolian population.

The Mongolian economy relies mainly on the export of raw materials; however, a number of people make their living through nomadic pastoralism. Although the local economic situation is gradually improving, the state has not been able to provide sufficient support for vulnerable groups of people. Mongolia is also dealing with pollution and insufficient environmental protection.

Caritas Czech Republic has been operating in the country since 2006, and we established a permanent mission here in 2007. In Mongolia, our main focus is on environmental protection work, especially careful waste management, andon active support of young people. However, we also provided humanitarian aid to shepherds affected by harsh winter or aid in the fields of education, social services, and health service.

Sustainable Development

In Mongolia, our long-term focus is on projects coming from fields of environmental protection, efficient waste management, and recycling support. Waste treatment is one of the fundamental problems that Mongolia is currently dealing with, especially in the plastic waste area. In 2020, we successfully carried out a project which focused on construction waste recycling and its use. Currently, we are working on support of treatment of plastic waste which has literally flooded Mongolia. Illegal plastic waste disposal is present not only in households but also in companies.

Support of Youth and Civil Society

Caritas Czech Republic, together with partner organizations, promotes development of Mongolian youth. Through the project “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” we not only support the development of volunteerism among young people, but we also help them with personal growth and advise them how to plan and build their career. In 2020, we also participated in a media campaign to support participation of young voters in parliamentary elections.

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Mongolian Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change
June 16, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Mongolian Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change

Democracies around the world often fail to effectively engage young people or hear their voices.  Young people can feel that their vote doesn’t have an impact, that the issues they face are illegitimate, or that representatives don’t reflect their values.  The youth of today are the citizens who will live with the positive or negative consequences of political decisions longer than anyone else. 

Mongolia will elect a new president. Caritas Czech Republic encourages young Mongolians to vote
June 7, 2021 News

Mongolia will elect a new president. Caritas Czech Republic encourages young Mongolians to vote

The presidential elections in Mongolia will take place this Wednesday, and every vote counts. Great emphasis is placed on the votes of young people who are usually not interested in politics and their participation in elections is low. Caritas Czech Republic created promotional videos to convince young Mongolians to vote.

Mongolia is Helping Communities Reduce Plastic Pollution by Taking Action On Waste
May 6, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Mongolia is Helping Communities Reduce Plastic Pollution by Taking Action On Waste

Waste management is a key issue in Mongolia due to the intense urbanisation, industrialisation and increasing consumption of packaged products over the last decade. Even though more than half of Mongolia’s population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, currently there is no consolidated waste management system for plastic waste (collection, segregation, transport and proper standards) in the city and effective recycling practices are missing. 

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth
April 15, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth

Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic, Mongolian Youth Council and Center of Citizenship Education have been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, Mongolian Youth Council revived http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.