Through a presidential decree, President Battulga Khaltmaa awarded the Order of the Polar Star to Peace Corps Mongolia and its leadership, including Kim Mansaray, for their invaluable contribution to advancing the friendly relations and cooperation between the United States and Mongolia. Only a handful of U.S. citizens have received this honor.
This year, Peace Corps Mongolia is also celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Since the first volunteer arrived in 1991, 1,500 volunteers have served in every province of Mongolia. As the agency works to safely return volunteers to countries around the world, Peace Corps Mongolia is introducing an enhanced education program that will ensure a more holistic approach to community development.
“The U.S.-Mongolia partnership is stronger than ever,” Director Mansaray said. “I am truly honored to be presented Mongolia’s highest state award and on behalf of Peace Corps Mongolia’s staff, we look forward to continuing to expand Mongolian-American relations and cooperation.”
Since Kim Mansaray began working as the Country Director of Peace Corps Mongolia, she has travelled all over the country, monitored the alignment of Volunteer activities with the needs and demands of Mongolian communities, and leveraged her professional experience to further Volunteer efforts. Under her leadership, Peace Corps Mongolia has improved its partnership and cooperation with the Government of Mongolia, local government, NGOs, and many other organizations.
Congratulations to Director Mansaray! May peace continue on a global scale.
Ollin Women International’s Declaration of Peace
That all humans are a single family living on a fragile and endangered planet whose life support systems must remain intact if we are to survive;
That the well-being of the planet and the well-being of humanity are one and the same;
That the well-being of each requires the well-being of all-security is common;
That all humans have a natural right to peace and a healthy planet;
That all war is a crime against humanity and nature;
That any war anywhere degrades the quality of life for all of us everywhere;
That we live at the decisive moment in history when we will choose between breakdown or breakthrough on a planetary scale;
That we here now dedicate our intellectual, spiritual and material resources to the establishment of permanent peace and conservation of nature, and,
That we are fully endowed by our Creator with the wisdom and the ability to achieve these ends.