The ISA XVIII World Congress of Sociology (July 13-19, 2014) is being held in Yokohama, Japan under the theme of “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology”. The Congress is held every four years the last of which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2010. Breaking all records, the current ISA World Congress gathered more than 5,600 participants from 101 countries around the world. 

Representing Mongolian sociologists, IRIM Executive Director Dolgion Aldar is presenting a paper on “Social Inequality in Mongolia from Comparative Perspective” (co-authored with Bold.Ts) while Board Member Tsemegsaikhan Lkhagva is presenting a paper on “Conflicts Between Artisanal Miners and the Government in Mongolia” (co-authored with Tamir.Ch). 

As the President of the ISA notes, ‘even as the world faces crisis upon crisis, deepening inequality, and environmental disaster, the international sociology has never been stronger - stronger because it is resolutely concerned to dissect and meet these challenges’. IRIM is proud to be part of these efforts.