A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 159 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The Northern Sustainable Development Forum

27-30 September 2020
Yakutsk, Russia
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Северный форум по устойчивому развитию
27 September 2020 09:00
The Northern Sustainable Development Forum
Sustainable development is one of the major challenges of our age. In 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, the concept of global development named «sustainable development», derived from the Brundtland Report, was officially acknowledged; it can be classified as «development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations». The essence of sustainable development is balancing the economic, environmental and social spheres of human life, meaning that economic growth should not lead to the degradation of the environment and should be accompanied by solving social problems. At present, the concept of sustainable development has become central to the Arctic region. The Arctic’s significance for the humankind is primarily defined by the fact that it is the region to influence the status of the global environment, and the application of the sustainable development concept in the Arctic is a strategic decision. Moreover, the Arctic is the territory of sovereign states as well as the region of global significance. Unlike the Antarctic without permanent population, the Arctic regions consists of eight sovereign countries (Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden), responsible for the wellbeing of about 4 million of their residents. The issue of sustainable development is a problem of not only national but also global level, which requires productive international cooperation of both the Arctic and the non-Arctic countries, interested in the region. The countries of the North-East Asia are particularly interested in the opportunities of the Arctic region (China, Japan, South Korea). Due to its geographical position, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) can act as the region joining the Arctic and the North-East Asia. The experts of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum from eight circumpolar countries (Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden), as well from the countries of the North-East Asia (primarily, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea) discuss the opportunities and challenges of sustainable development, socio-economic and ethno-cultural development of Northern regions. Cross-country dialogues on the Arctic agenda to identify the priority and promising cooperation areas are assumed within the Forum’s frameworks. The first Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) was held in September 2019 in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia).