NGOs supplementary Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in accordance to the fifth Periodic Report of the Government of Mongolia

The Government of Mongolia sent the 5th report on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in April 2015. In accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the supplementary report was designed to provide additional information concerning the rights of children in Mongolia and has been facilitated by Save the Children Japan, and funded by Save the Children Japan and World Vision Mongolia. It has been developed jointly by the national NGO networks including “Education for All!” National Civil Society Coalition; the Association of Parents of Disabled Children; the National Network of Child Participation Organizations; National Network to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour; and End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) Mongolia Network. The above networks include a total of over 50 NGOs.

In order to develop the report, the Child Rights Governance Program of Save the Children and the national NGOs conducted public discussions about implementation of the CRC with participation of 245 people in Khovd, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, and Dornod aimags representing 4 regions of Mongolia, and Ulaanbaatar city districts. We also held children’s discussions involving 177 children, organized meetings to collect data about cases of violations of children’s rights and individual meetings, and consolidated and made conclusions on the collected information. Consulting team for development of the supplementary report gathered information through focus group discussions with member organizations of the NGO networks, and individual interviews with key informants. The surveys and reports written by various organizations during the period between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed and combined with other information to be included in the report. The draft report was discussed by the NGO networks and was improved with comments provided by them.

Published 2017-09-18

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