German Press

Beim 11. AEPF in Ulaanbaatar wurde das Thema Ressourcengerechtigkeit mit dem Fokus auf Begbau intensiv diskutiert. Denn gerade auch in der Mongolei boomt der Bergbau schon seit einiger Zeit. Die negativen Auswirkungen des Booms zeigen sich schon jetzt. 

Artikel in der deutschen Presse:

Rohstoffe in der Mongolei: Der Berg ruft, 15.7.16, taz, von Sven Hansen

Mongolei: Der Fluch des Goldes, 14.7.16, Frankfurter Rundschau, von Kathrin Hartmann

Contributions from the civil society

Minegolia – Mining in Mongolia, Juni 2016, PowerShift, by Katja George and Michael Reckordt 

Extractive industries in graphics

In 2017 a graphic novel about human rights defenders challenging extractive industries worldwide will be published by Front Line Defenders. One chapter will focus on Mongolia provided by Sukhgerel Dugersuren, executive director of the NGO Oyu Tolgoi Watch (OT Watch), which monitors the impact of mining in Mongolia. Below you can read an excerpt from the chapter:

Mongolia: New Frontier for an Old Industry 

Building New Solidarities in Mongolia: Asia-Europe People’s Forum 2016 - TNI report

Between 4 and 6 July, over 750 activists, academics, social movements and civil society representatives from all over Asia and Europe gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to share national and international struggles, exchange ideas and build new alliances during the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF).

The event, organised ahead of the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting for heads of states (ASEM), offered a valuable space for activists from both regions to share experiences and develop proposals for common coordination and actions. For TNI, which was co-initiator of the very first 1996 AEPF in Bangkok and has had a presence at the event ever since, the meetings in Ulaanbaatar provided a valuable opportunity to continue building convergences on shared struggles and connect with likeminded movements.

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