The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Chairman of the National Commission of the UNESCO L.Bold has taken a part in “Education enhancement through the use of new technologies” meeting by invitation.
The meeting was co-organized by the UNESCO and the Microsoft-Nokia corporation within the 37th General Conference session of the UNESCO in Paris.
Speakers of the meeting appraised highly a contribution of Mongolia to the improvement of the global literacy. Several meeting have run between the Minister and a director of the Division for Basic Learning and Skills Development Ms Mmantsetsa Marope, a director of Worldwide Education Strategy at Microsoft Corporation Steven Duggan, a director of the International Literacy Institute Prof Daniel A.Wagner, and a director of UNESCO Institute of lifelong Learning Arne Carlsen.
Addressing the debate, Mr Bold said the literacy education occupies an important position among Mongolia’s initiatives taken within UN and that Mongolia stands for reflecting a resolution on Literacy education adopted at the 68th session of the General Assembly of the UN on October 31 in post-2015 development agenda, and expressed a readiness to cooperate in establishing international partnership.
The same day, a joint session of NAM and Group of 77 was held which resulted in issuing a joint statement. The latter includes a provision calling upon UNESCO to draw a particular attention to education for democracy with Mongolian delegation’s initiative.
During the session, the Minister met with Janis Karklins, an Assistant Director-General of Communication and Information of the UNESCO to discuss opportunities for further expansion of the cooperation. UNESCO agreed to render a support in operating 24-hour TV channel for the promotion of Mongolia in the world.
He also met with the heads of Swedish and Norwegian delegations to focus on bilateral relations and cooperation. After this, Mr Bold visited the Museum of Asian Art in Paris where he talked to its administration about the creation of a section of Mongolian artifacts and the organization of an exhibition.