State policy on culture /2012/

Ministry of Culture
Culture and Arts Authority Implementing Agency of the Government of Mongolia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The State policy on culture and arts is that the citizens would create, possess and use cultural values, promote traditional culture to the world, increase the role and contribution of culture to national development, and increase the participation of citizens, families, and organizations in cultural activities, the document aims at developing Mongolians from an early age to become a humane and intellectual citizen who respects own culture and traditions. All governmental and non-governmental organizations and artists in the field of culture and arts adhere to the following principles within the framework of Mongolian and international treaties and conventions, the Constitution of Mongolia and related laws, and the Comprehensive National Development Strategy. These include:
1. Ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens to create and benefit, and support the discovery and development of their talents
2. Encourage government-civil society and private sector cooperation in the field of culture and ensure equal participation of families and citizens in cultural activities
3. Free choice for citizens, people's talents, cultural workers, artists to choose and support ideas, methods, trends, and disciplines
4. Develop mutually beneficial foreign relations and cooperation in the field of culture.
Also, this policy document forms the basis of legal documents governing other cultural activities.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* The principle of collective decision-making is followed by the inclusion of the government, civil society, researchers, artists, and citizens in the development of cultural policy and all other relevant documents and the organization of events.
* The ability of the arts and culture organization to spend the surplus and saved income on the organization's activities is creating conditions for activation of creative production in the arts and culture sector and to become economically beneficial.
* The legal environment for the arts and culture sector related to the implementation of cultural policy has been improved and the Law on Cinema has been drafted and submitted to the Parliament.
* Legal regulation is underway to establish a Fund for Supporting Cinematography to support national and internationally significant works.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

* In accordance with the policy document reports annually submitted to the highest governing body.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)