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, 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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Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bolivia to the Russian Federation
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06.09.2022
EEF 2022
BRICS+ Women Leaders Join Efforts to Promote a Fair World and Sustainable Development
We have to work together to analyse the causes, e.g. climate change, poverty, exploitation of labour. Otherwise, we will not be able to offer real solutions to these problems. <…>
We need to include men in all dialogues and discussions on women’s issues, because if we stay in isolation, they will never know our views and concerns. We also need to make men understand that it is not about confronting the sexes, but about joining forces to deal with factors such as poverty, resource depletion, access to education, health care and so on. We need to abandon the paternalistic role of men in relation to women, including among women
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
BRICS+ Women Leaders Join Efforts to Promote a Fair World and Sustainable Development
With women making up 50 per cent of the population, and in some countries even more, it is clear that we have a great responsibility, especially when it comes to dealing with the fate of humanity. <…>
It is no secret that throughout history the dominant ideas have been strongly sexist and patriarchal. This has reduced our social role to domestic responsibilities, which involve women being inside the home. At the same time, issues that apply to everyone are dealt with outside the home. <…>
Housewife’s work is not paid and is not included in national economic calculations. Thus, domestic work continues to ‘subsidise’ the economies of countries. If this contribution were counted in monetary terms, it would help assess the role of women in society