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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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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Opportunities and Risks for the Ocean Economy: Ensuring Sustainable Use of the World Ocean’s Natural Riches
9 April 2019

Throughout history, the seas and oceans have played a vital role in trade between nations and as a provider of resources and ecosystem services, thereby boosting development. As a result of economic growth and a rising population, the world needs more ocean resources and services. There is a strong interlinkage between clean and healthy oceans, sustainable resource use, and economic growth. Sustainable management and use of the world’s oceans are therefore crucial for our future. The World Ocean’s resources offer huge potential as a source of food, energy, and raw materials. However, current trends indicate that the ecosystem of the World Ocean is deteriorating. The ocean, and coastal waters in particular, are suffering due to mankind’s actions, including increasing maritime activity and exploitation of the ocean’s resources. In order to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources, coastal states need to work together to manage shared sea areas. All nations have raised their technological safety requirements for activities and projects in order to better manage environmental risks. The desire to preserve the ecosystem has also led to more stringent requirements and protection measures. How should a system ensuring the sustainable use of the ocean and its resources look? What measures should be taken to preserve and replenish natural riches? What role should bilateral and multilateral collaboration between nations and scientific communities play? What success stories could we learn from in this respect?

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