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Global Greens 2008 - Olzod Boum-Yalagch (Mongolia)

Olzod Boum-Yalagch, Mongolian National Green Movement, speaks about exploitation of natural resources in Mongolia. Global Greens Second Congress 2008. May 1-4, 2008. Fundacao Memorial da America Latina. São Paulo, Brazil. 

Visit to Mongolia and meeting with Mongolian Greens Party

Most Australians are vaguely aware of Mongolia, a vast country roughly the size of Queensland, located between two giants – Russia and China. I first noticed Mongolia as a Green when in the 1990s following the introduction of democracy, the MGP became the first Greens party in Asia. From 1996-2000 the party was in governing coalition with 3 other parties. Since that time the party fractured with another party Civil Will remaining in or close to government and the MGP struggling to gain attention.


Electoral System: Mongolia

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Semi-presidential system, Parliamentary republic


Reduce urban air pollution 3 to 5 times a year

A brief description of the project

This project is intended to help the public, government and political forces reach a common understanding of the legal, financial, and infrastructural issues that need adressing;



Leader of Mongolian Green Movement arrested during peaceful protest

On Tuesday 5 August 2008, Ms. Saruul Agvaandorj, Leader of the Mongolian Green Movement, and Mr. Arslan Gombosuren, Leader of the Just Society Front, were arrested while taking part in a peaceful protest. They have been detained for 14 days but what happens after that is unknown. Saruul recently attended the Global Greens Congress in São Paulo, Brazil.


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