President Elbegdorj attends un general assembly in nyc

The Mongolian delegation led by President Ts.Elbegdorj is taking a part in the 67th regular session of the General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters on September 20th to 28th.
According to the Department of Public Information of the News and Media Division of New York’s General Assembly of the United Nations Sixty-seventh General Assembly, Plenary Meetings, the President of Mongolia gave a speech. His speech was part of a group of speeches from other world leaders on the state of their respective governments and international relations—“World Leaders Adopt Declaration Reaffirming Rule of Law as Foundation for Building Equitable State Relations, Just Societies.”
Ts.Elbegdorj said that one of the main goals in Mongolia’s transition to democracy was the establishment of a society ruled by law. Since that democratic revolution more than 20 years ago, “where not a single window was shattered”, he heralded Mongolia’s firm commitment to the rule of law. However, the rule of law and corruption could not co-exist together. The core principle of democracy was that no one was above the law. “That includes everyone from high government officials to ordinary citizens,” he stated.
Mongolia, governed by rule of law, had strong penalties for corruption, which he called the “mortal enemy” of democracy in developing countries. Because those crimes were committed by public servants and not citizens, the fight against corruption was a test for all leaders and public servants. There was also a strong correlation between corruption and socio-economic development, with higher levels of corruption resulting in less development. Thus, the fight for the rule of law was also a fight for more transparent and successful economic development.
“Mongolia is a young democracy,” he stated. Its success was not just political or economic. It needed an independent judiciary, one immune from political pressure. In that regard, there were more than 20 new legislative acts to bring structural reform to its legal system. He also expressed his belief that Governments — which were created by people, there to serve people, and were not above the law — needed to honor human rights and never take human life. Capital punishment “brings no peace to society”, he stressed, nor did it deter crime. Therefore, Mongolia had been commuting death sentences since 2009, and was developing legislation that would abolish the death penalty “once and for all”. Since assuming the presidency over the Community of Democracies, he said that his top priority would be educating on the negative impact of corruption, and building zero tolerance, while strengthening capacity to fight such crimes. The rule of law was a top priority and “a passion” of his as well as a goal for his country. “Our democratic progress and economic success depends on it,” he stated.


President Ts.Elbegdorj who is attending the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly has visited Harvard University, reported the Office of the President of Mongolia, Public Relations and Communications Division.
President Elbegdorj visited Wadsworth House, the first headquarters for George Washington, the 1st President of the United States, where he received by Mrs. Jackie O’Neill, Marshal of the Harvard University.
Mrs. Jackie O’Neill noted that she is truly proud of President Elbegdorj, a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for becoming the Head of State and participating international high level meetings.
Mrs. Jackie O’Neill said “Now, eight Mongolians are studying at Harvard University. The democratic transition model of Mongolia has become an example for other countries. We are aiming to increase the number of Mongolian students at Harvard and send more students and researchers to Mongolia to cooperate in case studies. We are working towards to establishing Mongolian research, which is dedicated to Mongolian national cultural, historical heritages. Mongolian artists have participated world famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road” tournament and his compositions. Mongolian national long songs and “morin khuur” musical instruments are very exciting. I’m truly glad to see one of the alumni’s of Harvard University as the President of Mongolia, and to have met him in the headquarters of George Washington, the 1st President of the United States”.
President Elbegdorj replied “I’m glad to hear that you are planning to increase the number of Mongolian students at Harvard University and send experts to Mongolia. Harvard is recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious universities. We even have founded Harvard alumni’s club in Mongolia, which has already more than 40 members. We hope that many Mongolian students will graduate from Harvard University, and will have more achievements in Mongolia as well as in the world”.

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