Human Rights Indicators and Data Unit of OHCHR based in Geneva and UN Mongolia Resident Coordinator’s office hosted and facilitated the workshop on the “Introduction to Human Rights-Based Approach to Data and Indicators for SDG and Human Rights Reporting in Mongolia” on 8, 10, and 14 October 2021.
In Mongolia, National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia and National Statistics Office signed memorandum of understanding for cooperation to gather information, to develop disaggregated data within the scope of the 2030 Agenda, to develop human rights based statistics, to provide joint assistance for the government and other stakeholders in tackling the challenges in implementing the SDG goals and targets without leaving any one behind from the development process, to build up public database with human rights status at national statistics database, and to create methodology to develop human rights index based on human rights indicators infused with criteria of SDGs.
This workshop aims to strengthen NHRI’s and NSO’s to use of indicators and data as effective oversight tools in relation to human rights and SDGs. Promoting their use will ultimately contribute to the aim of establishing and nurturing a culture of human rights in public institutions. In a similar vein, the workshop can help identify populations groups relevant for data collection and disaggregation in line with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, sharpen human rights-related data interpretation, and concretize ways to engage with representative groups for purposes of improving data collection in line with human rights-based approach to data.
The event was organised in an online format and brings together around 30 mid/senior-level participants representing NHRCM, NSO, other government institutions, and NGOs.
Key outputs of the workshop include an initial agreed list of groups left behind in the country, reflecting available disaggregated quantitative indicators and data; and an indicative work plan to jointly implement the MoU. As a result of the discussions held within the scope of 3rd day activities of the workshop, the parties agreed to proceed with the joint action plan and decided to apply for technical support of Human Rights Indicators and Data Unit of OHCHR for further activities to identify the scope of human rights statistics at national level, to assess the human rights status and to release national human rights index.