Mongolia is considering joining in a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, which is one of the international assistance programmes provided by the United States.
The Director General of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs L.Munkhtushig and Deputy Director of the MFA’s Department for the Americas, Africa and Middle-East, D.Ganbold, held a meeting with a U.S. delegation led by Ms. Jane Sigmon, Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office for Monitoring and Combating Trafficking. At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on establishing a COC Partnership.
A CPC Partnership would be significant for intensifying efforts and improve coherence between the Government of Mongolia and civil society organizations that are combating child trafficking and resolving related issues. If Mongolia joins such a partnership, financing of USD 5 million will be available from the U.S. assistance budget for combating human trafficking and protecting children in Mongolia.