Davaasuren Gerelmaa
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
Davaasuren Gerelmaa

Achieving equal rights, benefits, responsibilities and opportunities for men and women in all spheres of society, along with overcoming all forms and demonstration of gender discrimination, is an important condition for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. With its increasing significance, the promotion of gender equality is one of the most important tasks of Mongolia's development and policy.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Some 52 per cent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia’s staff, including the Minister, and 35 per cent of the Mongolian diplomatic staff abroad are female. Women made up 45 per cent of the Foreign Ministry’s top-level management, as well as there are 6 women Ambassadors and 2 women Consul Generals of Mongolia. In order to expand the network to promote gender equality, I will disseminate information not only in the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, but also in other government bodies to attract leaders to become Gender Champions.
The Government of Mongolia has developed and is implementing a Medium-term Strategy and National Programs aimed at supporting the implementation of the Law on Promotion of Gender Equality, adopted in 2011. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia adopted the Policy Paper on Gender Equality in the Foreign Service in 2020 along with the Plan of Action for the 2021 – 2025. Becoming International Gender Champion, I will learn and share best practices and knowledge about gender equality and its promotion, in order to achieve the set goals, in particular, improving the legal environment, raising awareness on gender equality, contributing to improving a favorable condition in the workplace.