Letter No.: 02/2021 2 February 2021
Dear Mr. Khunan Jargalsaikhan, Acting Chief Commissioner and Commissioner,
Mr. Enkhbold Batzeveg, Commissioner
Ms. Munkhzul Khurelbaatar, Commissioner
Ms. Narantuya Ganbat, Commissioner
Ms. Sunjid Dugar, Commissioner
Happy 20th Anniversary to the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia!
On this special day, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the NHRCM, which was founded on the aspiration of protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms, conceived in aftermath of the World War II, aspiring for realization of equality and dignity of every human being around the globe. Throughout the last 20 years, we have witnessed that Mongolia has made great progresses in advancing human rights and assuring of fundamental freedoms. Here, we acknowledge the excellent leadership of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia. National inquiries and investigations have protected rights of numerous Mongolians, who suffered from malpractices and misconducts; human rights dialogue and consultations have become cohesive approach to hear and engage with marginalized groups in the society.
Active participation in UN Human rights mechanism, including Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review; efficient execution of additional mandates on gender equality and right to information; involvement in the establishment of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture are exemplary works to any independent pluralistic National Human Rights Institution that is consistent with the Paris Principles as well as human rights community. Despite the fact that the current environment is very much different from what it was two decades ago, I hereby reiterate that the UN’s principles as stipulated in the Paris Principles continue to be highly valuable and relevant to the Mongolia. Therefore, UN in Mongolia will jointly promote implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in compliance with Mérida Declaration to make human rights the foundation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and help translate the SDGs into reality on the ground. It is our aspiration, in partnership with the NHRCM, that we will ensure the protection of human rights defenders based on the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and Marrakech Declaration.
We see the necessity to designate a national independent monitoring mechanism in 2 conformity with the Paris Principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights to monitor implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. United Nations in Mongolia stands ready to support and actively engage with the National Human Rights Commission to improve its mechanisms conducive to the current setting aimed at ensuring the effective execution of its role, mandates and duties in addressing the challenges that we are facing today. Once again, my warmest greetings and best wishes to the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia on successfully completing two decades of its valuable work!
Yours sincerely, Tapan Mishra UN Resident Coordinator