On March 24, 2022, Amangul Shugatai, Researcher of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS), Institute of International Relations, Regional Studies Department gave an online seminar on “International Migration Issues of Mongolia 1991-2020”.
In his speech, Amangul Shugatai explained the migration dynamics in Mongolia between 1991 and 2020, noting that international migration is a very common phenomenon that plays an important role in the modern world. Stating that 3.5% of the world population, that is, 272 million people, live in migration today, Amangul Shugatai noted that Mongolia did not participate in global migration processes for a long time.
Stating that 123 thousand Mongolians (approximately 3.7% of the total population) live in other countries today, Amangul Shugatai listed the main countries where Mongolian immigrants live: South Korea, USA, Japan, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic and others. Mentioning that the main type of migration from Mongolia to abroad is labor migration, Amangul Shugatai drew attention to the increasing number of Mongolians traveling abroad for other purposes. In the continuation of the seminar, Amangul Shugatai said that many immigrants are involved in education, family reunification, climate change, etc. He announced that in 2020, the volume of money transfers to Mongolia from other countries reached $574.5 million.
At the end of the seminar, the participants exchanged views on the subject. Director of Eurasia Research Institute, Assoc. Dr. Vakur Sümer thanked Amangul Shugatai for his seminar.