Mongolia Annual Report 2013 (MAAMN001)

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The Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) made a decision to change its organizational structure. The change process involves taking several steps in accordance with the current statutes, rules and procedures. As an initial step to start the change in the MRCS, the National Council Meeting was held in November 2013 in Ulaanbaatar city. The main outcomes of the National Council Meeting were as follows: (i) positive feedback towards the upcoming change in MRCS; (ii) approved dates for the National Assembly (NA) of the MRCS; and (iii) topics to be covered during the NA including the revision of the Statute and Strategy 2020 of MRCS. To ensure its delivery of humanitarian services to the most vulnerable communities in-country, the MRCS has planned to implement structural changes following the approval of the new statute of the MRCS which has been accepted by the Joint Statute Commission.

International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) has been introduced to the leaders of the government of Mongolia in year 2010. IFRC delegation in Mongolia and MRCS took several steps forward in developing IDRL in Mongolia. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Mongolia is developing the IDRL with close support from disaster law specialists from IFRC Asia Pacific zone office and delegation as well.

To enhance the cooperation with government organizations in widening humanitarian services to most vulnerable communities the MRCS is taking actions and readdressing the agreements made with the government of Mongolia and its amendments to law on MRCS.