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February 9, 2014

Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Over politics and the economy

Author: Samira Azarba

Over politics and the economy

 18 , the UNESCO headquarters hosted a meeting of the Secretary of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, President of the International Association of economic and social councils and similar institutions (МАЭСССИ), Evgeny Velikhov and the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova.

The main topic of the negotiations was an issue of the prospects of establishing a partnership between UNESCO and the МАЭСССИ. Let's remind, that the Public chamber of the Russian Federation heads the Association to the 2015 The Russian party at the meeting was also attended by the Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to UNESCO Eleonora Mitrofanova.

Meeting participants agreed on regular interaction between МАЭСССИ and UNESCO in the field of science, education, culture, youth employment.

Evgeny Velikhov invited UNESCO to participation in the work on the main theme МАЭСССИ on the next two years  the national human capital and new sources of national competitiveness». In its turn, Irina Bokova expressed its willingness to join the this joint work and the interest in the cooperation with МАЭСССИ as a major international non-governmental organization.

President МАЭСССИ noted that although the Association is not is a global civil society in all its diversity, the position of this international organization, will become increasingly important factor, since it expresses the interests of the national institutes of civil society 72 member countries.

«МАЭСССИ operates a network way through the hierarchy and governments. In its the advantage of     stressed Velikhov. The him, МАЭСССИ and UNESCO natural interest in cooperation, as the current global context, the decision of can only be taken on the basis of economic parameters, hence the importance of social factors, and it is human capital, in the basis of which   education, science and culture.

Besides, the parties discussed the necessity to develop uniform national and international standards for manuals and textbooks in schools other educational institutions, the crisis phenomena in modern science, the activity of non-governmental organizations in the Russian and the world.

Mr. Evgeniy VELIKHOV