Josh Friedman


Mongolia Marks Passage of Landmark Anti-Trafficking and Corruption Legislation

February 15, 2012


As Mongolians prepare for next week’s Mongolian Lunar New Year festivities, government and non-governmental organizations are celebrating the passage of two long-awaited pieces of legislation that the Parliament of Mongolia passed in January. The passage of a standalone Law on Combating Trafficking in Persons marks a milestone in Mongolia’s anti-trafficking efforts, and signifies the culmination of more than three years of intense advocacy.


For Mongolia’s Rural Girls, University Education Often Out of Reach, Until Now

June 8, 2011


As university students across Mongolia complete final exams this week, 60 girls at two of the top universities in the country came together over the weekend to look back at their first year as recipients of Merali Scholarships.


Mongolia Cabinet Meets in Gobi Desert to Make Stand Against Global Warming

September 1, 2010


Under a blazing sun and temperatures rising to nearly 90 degrees, Mongolia’s Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar and all 12 of his cabinet members held their August 27 cabinet meeting seated at tables and chairs set up in the sand in the middle of the Gobi Desert, 415 miles south of the capital Ulaanbaatar. The Gobi Desert stretches across 30 percent… Read more


From Mongolia: Endowed Ecology Chair Improves Environmental Research

December 16, 2009


With the signing of a landmark investment agreement in October, Mongolia is about to undergo a mining boom. The country has several world-class mineral deposits that remain undeveloped today. As the Mongolian government prepares to sign more deals to begin developing these deposits, protecting the country’s environment and water resources is critic… Read more