WVSA participates in the Ulaanbaatar Democracy Forum on promoting and measuring SDG 16
On February 26-28, the World Values Survey Association participated in the Ulaanbaatar Democracy Forum 2019. Ulaanbaatar Democracy Forum (UBDF) 2019 was the second joint initiative of the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies (PSCD), Asia Democracy Network (ADN), and Asia Development Alliance (ADA) in partnership with the government of the Republic of Korea.
The UBDF 2019 was hosted by the Local Organizing Committee in Mongolia in partnership with the Mongolian government, National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia and the Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD). UNDP and the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful Justice and Inclusive Societies joined the UBDF as a partner organizations.
The UBDF 2019 took place under the theme “Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democracy through Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16+ - Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies in Asia and beyond”. The SDG 16+ indicates that SDG 16 is a stand-alone goal itself but need to be implemented as an integral part of the SDGs in connection with other goals in particular cross-cutting goals.