The Roscongress Foundation started working on the International Youth Programme for the Eastern Economic Forum. Its contents and goals were presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 9 to 19 July.
«The topic of sustainable development has been a keynote of all Roscongress Foundations events. The Foundation is thus implementing a number of initiatives aimed at bringing together talented young entrepreneurs, researchers, politicians, economists and public figures in order to create platforms for sharing experience and best practices along with specific projects. One of such platforms is Friends for Leadership international pool of leaders and entrepreneurs that unites over 100 young leaders from 40 countries who are combined into themed project groups on social entrepreneurship, technologies, sustainable cities, education and projects for sustainable development. This initiative has gone beyond Russian events and is in demand at key international platforms, including UN-based formats,» noted Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov.
At the Forum a lot of attention was paid to youth issues and youth involvement in achieving sustainable development goals by 2030. A number of roundtables was held under the auspices of the Forum, where the Roscongress Foundations international community of leaders and entrepreneurs Friends for Leadership was presented. Such roundtables were organized by the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, UN-Habitat and UN Women. Active participants with their own sustainable development projects were invited to take part in the Friends for Leadership programme at the Eastern Economic Forum 2019 that will take place on 46 September 2019.
The Roscongress Foundation held a special projects presentation as part of the Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Regional Integration. Expertise of Eurasian Economic Union countries exhibition organized by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations together with EAEU partners.