AKIPRESS.COM - President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga received authorities and representatives of some government bodies in the State Palace on August 30, Montsame reports.
The meeting was held in connection to the beginning of a new academic year, and to address follow-up actions that were taken after the instructions regarding child safety the President gave to government organizations in his speech during the plenary meeting of the State Great Khural on June 28th.
In his address to the State Great Khural, President Battulga had mentioned, “In 2017, 1,752 children became victims of 1,692 crimes, whereas, in the first six months of 2018, the number of child victims increased by 40 percent against the same period of the previous year. Last year, 127 children lost their lives untimely, and 187 children became victims of sexual violence, with the age of the victims getting increasingly younger,” and outlined urgent measures to be taken by the government organizations.
The meeting proceeded with questions directed to the government officials regarding information in the said reports. For instance, President Battulga addressed certain issues, including safety of electrical wires and cables, playgrounds and school environment, nutritional value of food provided to pre-schoolers, child protection standards, risk assessment of day nurseries, lack of professional teachers and educators, and the difference in the working hours of government organizations and kindergartens.
In conclusion, President Battulga instructed the concerned government organizations to work together in order to effectively solve the existing problems. The President mentioned the exemplary actions of the National Police Agency, thanks to which child crimes decreased by 30.2 percent, expressing his willingness to cooperate on such preventive measures. After discussing the preparations for the new academic year, the President called a meeting to review the results after a month from August 30.