The State Great Hural of Mongolia and the Inter-Parliamentary Union recently organised the Second Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliaments on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The seminar took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 27 to 28 May 2019 and was a follow up to the first seminar held in 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

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The aim of the seminar was to define the opportunities and challenges facing parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region in exercising their role in SDG implementation. It also acted as a platform to share experiences, facilitate mutual learning on meeting the SDGs, engage in comprehensive discussions and get acquainted with good practices in developing effective parliamentary strategies for SDG implementation.

The recently elected PARIS21 Chair, Ayush Ariunzaya (Chairwoman of Statistics Mongolia), shared insights and progress in statistical capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.

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