Switzerland and Mongolia established diplomatic relations in 1964. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Switzerland’s international cooperation agency under the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) opened its cooperation office in Ulaanbaatar in 2004. Siince its establishment, Switzerland, through SDC has been a dedicated development partner to Mongolia on its way to greater democratisation and by contributing to equitable and sustainable socio-economic development in Mongolia. In addition to its significant projects in sectors of governance, economy, education, agriculture and mining, SDC has provided support to arts, culture and cultural heritage.
In 2019, the SDC has granted funding to the project ‘Diversity at Every Click’ – the project to launch a mobile app and website www.urtynduu.mn on Mongolian long song.
As a result of this project, this very FIRST website as well as the mobile application of Mongolian folk arts have been created, introducing the diverse styles, school, techniques and genres of Mongolian folk long song. The website and the mobile application both provide sample audio and bfrief intoduction accessible in English and Mongolian.
We convey our deepest gratitude to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for making it possible.