Mongolia urges UN to create
by Mongolia Web News
Mongolia has introduced a measure at the United Nations to have each October 15 recognized as the International Day of Rural Women. The issue was approved in committee and sent for consideration to the General Assembly.
In a statement from the United Nations, it was noted that, “The representative of Mongolia, the main sponsor of the resolution, pointed out that the text would highlight the vital role played by international organizations in the improvement of the situation of rural women, particularly in promoting education for all. Particular attention would also be attached to improving the economic and social conditions of older rural women, and would highlight the importance of decent work for all, among other initiatives.”
In the same meeting, it was noted that the number of refugees, the majority being women and children, has risen to 10 million in the past year. Much of this increase was due to war in Iraq and the Horn of Africa.
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said, "In the midst of migrants in search of a better life, there are people in need of protection," he said. "The ability to detect them, assure them of physical access, namely to asylum procedures, and to a fair consideration of their claims, is a key element of our mission."