Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Government of Mongolia
Oyuna is Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism for Mongolia and serves as president of the Democratic Women’s Union of Mongolia and non-staff advisor to Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia. During her 15 years in public service, she has worked on the country’s privatization efforts and social insurance reform, and served as advisor to the prime minister and a member of parliament. As the co-founder and Executive Director of the Liberty Center, a human rights watchdog, Oyuna has developed a reputation as a tireless advocate for democracy and gender equality in Mongolia. As the co-founder and President of the Local Solutions Foundation, she actively educates the Mongolian public on environmental health. Oyuna is an activist with the Mongolian Democratic Party. She is the author of many books, including Note on My Study in America, a bestseller in Mongolia; Nomadic Dialogues; and Green-Eyed Lama, which was awarded The Best Book of 2008, 2009, and 2010 in Mongolia.