“Keep Truth Alive” press conference held by Globe International Center in Mongolia

This statement was originally published on gic.mn on 7 November 2019.

The Globe International Center (GIC) held a press conference on November 1st, 2019 to commemorate  the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. This day spotlights the fundamental right to freedom of expression and its corollaries such as access to information, freedom of the press, and journalist safety.

Mr Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Uyanga Sukhbaatar, Secretary-General for the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, and Mr Traian Laurentiu Hristea Ambassador for the European Union, gave opening speeches on the occasion and highlighted the main concerns of the United Nations and the international community on Mongolia´s context.

The researcher A. Amartuvshin presented the findings of GIC’s work on “Journalists’ Safety Monitoring” conducted in 2018-2019. The GIC conducts continuous research on the relevant areas which generated the following recommendations to the President, the Government and the State Great Khural (the Mongolian Parliament).

Recommendation 1: Recommendation of the Freedom of Expression Report in the Universal Periodic Review of Freedoms of opinions and expressions sent to the UN Human Rights Council

Recommendation 2: Recommendations for an analysis of legislation that limits the Right to Information

Recommendation 3: Recommendations for improving the human rights situation through the GSP + Mechanism for Trade Agreements between the European Union and the Government of Mongolia

The GIC also joined UNESCO´s social media campaign #KeepTruthAlive and provided materials with Mongolian translations.

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