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 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Plenary session – interparliamentary dialogue Women for the Sustainable Development of the Global World
20 September 2018
The most important problem facing the world today is the issue of preserving peace and assuring global security. These factors are more fragile and are at greater risk because of political instability, tense relations between nuclear powers, active terrorist organizations, the effects of local conflicts, as well as due to global climate change, pollution, epidemics, and technological threats. How does women’s participation in assuring security help reach the most effective and ‘softer’ solutions to modern challenges? How can and should the parliamentary agenda change to assure the sustainable development of society? Issues of gender equality in government. What is the potential for international women’s cooperation?

Topics for discussion:
  • The contribution made by women in solving current issues on the international agenda and achieving shared security and stability across the globe.
  • Expanding the potential of interparliamentary dialogue in order to increase cooperation on overcoming global challenges and threats, and to build a balanced and unifying agenda.
  • The key role played by women in promoting the humanization of international relations and building a platform for free dialogue between nations aimed at the harmonic development of humanity.
  • Women’s participation in preventing the rise and spread of conflicts and humanitarian disasters.
  • Regulatory provision for expanding women’s legal, economic and social opportunities and protection of their rights.
  • The necessity of securing broad-based involvement among women in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The consolidation of the global women’s community to foster unity for the sake of building a safe future and achieving socioeconomic prosperity.
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Duma Hall, Tavricheskiy Palace
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