A delegation of the Federation Council, headed by the Chairperson of the House Valentina Matvienko, is in St. Petersburg to participate in the work of the Third Eurasian Women's Forum.

A delegation of the Federation Council, headed by the Chairperson of the House Valentina Matvienko, is in St. Petersburg to participate in the work of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum.

Photo: Artem KILKIN

Delegation of the Federation Council headed by Chairman of the Chamber Valentina Matvienko is in St. Petersburg to participate in the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum. The organizers of the event are the Federation Council and the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The operator of the forum is the Roscongress Foundation.

The theme of the event is “Women: a global mission in a new reality”. In the modern world, this issue acquires particular relevance, the main tasks are strengthening international cooperation in order to strengthen the role of women in achieving sustainable development goals, shaping a women’s agenda, as well as new approaches to solving global issues in a new reality, the organizers of the event note.

The forum takes place at the sites of the Tavricheskiy Palace, the Parliamentary Center, the Museum and Exhibition Complex “Universe of Water”.

For three days, plenary sessions, strategic and thematic discussions, discussion platforms dedicated to the mission of women in shaping a new agenda of peace and trust, a healthy society, preserving the planet, social transformations, digitalization and economic development will take place.

Expert sessions with the participation of international organizations and associations will traditionally become an important part of the program. Among them – a visiting session of the “Women’s Twenty”, a session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank, a presentation of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance.

Photo: Artem KILKIN

Particular attention will be paid to the projects of the Eurasian Women’s Forum: the program includes an international teleconference of women winners of the Startup Tour and women leaders of international technological and innovative projects, a direct line with women entrepreneurs, an open dialogue “Russian compatriots abroad.”

For the first time, a meeting of the International Club of Winners and Participants of the APEC International Competition (APEC BEST AWARD) will take place.

The forum will be attended by women parliamentarians, representatives of executive authorities, international organizations, global corporations, business circles, the scientific community, public organizations and charitable projects, authoritative figures of the international women’s movement.

The forum will be held face-to-face using modern formats such as teleconferences and online broadcasts. This form of holding will maximize the reach of the audience and ensure its involvement in the work of the main sites.

The Third Eurasian Women’s Forum was organized in strict compliance with safety measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), taking into account the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor and WHO.

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