A farewell ceremony for the Mongolian rescuers to serve in the international peacekeeping mission in South Sudan took place at the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia (NEMA) on July 17, 2012.
A total of 29 rescuers from the National Emergency Management Agency are to serve in South Sudan
for a period of 9 months and this is the first time ever that officers from the NEMA are being deployed to participate in the UN mandated peace keeping missions.
"You are the sons of our homeland, who took an oath to guard the national security of Mongolia, to rescue civilians’ health, lives and their possessions and to dedicate ones strength in saving our mother nature, but today your participation in the UN mandated peacekeeping missions
as the gallant militants who are recognized at an international level with ones discipline and professional skills is opening a new page in your personal life, in NEMA history and further in Mongolian history”, noted the Chief, High Commissioner of the NEMA Ts.Amgalanbayar in his speech delivered at the farewell ceremony.
Mongolia established diplomatic relations with the Republic of South Sudan
on December 20, 2011.
National Emergency Management Agency
The Emergency Management Service was established on January 07, 2004, merging the State Board for Civil Defense; responsible for protecting population, providing stable activities of the national economy, organizing rescue and recovery in nuclear and other strike affected area, radioactive poisoned and flood hazardous area, the Fire Fighting Department; responsible for extinguishing and preventing fire, implementing state fire monitoring and inspecting and the State Reserve Agency; responsible for stocking state disaster reserve items in accordance with an approved list, quantity and quality and keeping them ready for emergency use.
The cornerstones of the Emergency Management Service of Mongolia that meet the international standard
are the State Board for Civil Defense, Fire Fighting Department and State Reserve Agency with a history of 40-80 years.