377. At its 1213th meeting, held on 21 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1213), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Mongolia based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/149/Add.23 and CERD/C/172/Add.10) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.383-340). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1988.
378. The Committee regretted that Mongolia had not responded to its invitation to participate in the meeting and to furnish relevant information. The Committee decided that a communication should be sent to the Government of Mongolia setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed as soon as possible.
379. The Committee suggests that the Government of Mongolia may wish to avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights/Centre for Human Rights, with the aim of drawing up and submitting as soon as possible an updated report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.