Ts.Elbegdorj, former President of Mongolia, and Member of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA – CdM) will lead a mission on 30 and 31 October 2018 to Lahore (Pakistan), aimed at promoting a dialogue on improving the socio-economic conditions of women workers in the agricultural sector in Pakistan. Meetings are planned with local authorities in the Punjab region, the Regional Assembly and other civil society actors.
During his visit, former President Ts.Elbegdorj, together with INSPIRED+ local team, Aurat Foundation and WLA – CdM staff, will participate in a roundtable on ´Launching of Participatory Policy Assessment Report on the Socio-Economic Rights of Women Working in the Agriculture Sector in Punjab´. It is expected that the Mongolian politician will also meet the Governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, and the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, at Governor’s House and Chief Minister’s Office respectively. Lastly, former President Elbegdorj will participate in a meeting with women MPs of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. A talk with Pakistani national TV and a dinner with Pakistani journalists have been scheduled too.
The World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid is the largest, worldwide assembly of political leaders working to strengthen democratic values, good governance and the well-being of citizens across the globe. As a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization, its network is composed of more than 100 democratic former presidents and prime ministers from over 60 countries, together with a global body of advisors and experts practitioners, who offer their voice and agency on a pro bono basis, to today’s political, civil society leaders and policymakers.
INSPIRED+ is an action that is funded by the EU through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The objective is to contribute through participatory and inclusive dialogue processes, to the effective implementation of the core UN and ILO conventions in nine beneficiary countries of the EU Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP+). The beneficiary countries of the action are: Armenia, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay and the Philippin