The Third Eurasian Women's Forum was held in St. Petersburg on October 13–15, 2021.
The forum was held in a face-to-face format using modern digital technologies, which allowed a large number of participants to join the events remotely. The Forum was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko, high-ranking officials and representatives of governments of different countries, heads of large Russian and foreign companies and banks, representatives of international organizations and associations , leading experts from among representatives of science, the media and the business community.
The Forum is organized by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Forum operator is the Roscongress Foundation.
The theme of EWF 2021 is “Women: a global mission in a new reality”.
The key event of the business program of the Third Eurasian Women's Forum was the plenary session, which took place on October 14th. The guests of the forum were welcomed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
“The Eurasian Women's Forum, as a platform for international dialogue of new initiatives, the development of common approaches to solving global problems, brings the achievement of all the goals you are talking about at this forum closer. As those to be strived for and to be achieved. And your personal example - the personal example of women leaders who enjoy well-deserved recognition in their fields of activity, I am sure, inspires many people in different countries of the world, - said Vladimir Putin.
Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Third Eurasian Women's Forum Valentina Matvienko emphasized: "Today the Russian state continues to protect the interests of women, the strategy of action in the interests of women, the program "Decade of Childhood" is being implemented. We are ready to share our experience at the site of our Forum. It is this kind of multi-format and multifaceted cooperation between the women of the world that can bring us closer to achieving ambitious, ambitious goals.”
The Third Eurasian Women's Forum brought together more than 2.5 thousand participants (hybrid format). Among them: women parliamentarians, representatives of executive authorities, international organizations, global corporations, business circles, academia, public organizations and charitable projects, authoritative figures of the international women's movement.
About 3 million people connected to the forum events in real time via the Internet.
“During the days of the Forum, which will undoubtedly leave a bright mark among the events of 2021, St. Petersburg has become a real capital of the women's community. It brought together women leaders, representatives of all regions of Russia and more than 100 countries of the world, leading international organizations. A busy agenda and a constructive atmosphere have become a source of new ideas and new joint projects. The forum will give a powerful impetus to their implementation, as well as to the interaction of parliaments, international organizations, global corporations, professional communities both in the development of the women's agenda and in the promotion of progressive ideas for the sake of prosperity and peace on our planet» , — said Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the forum and Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Women's Forum.
As part of the business program of the Forum, plenary sessions, strategic and expert sessions with the participation of international organizations, discussion platforms, including those with public opinion leaders, parity discussions, public-private and business dialogues, webinars, workshops were held and business breakfasts.
The topics of the strategic sessions were:
The mission of women in the development of diplomacy of peace and trust;
Women's mission: together for a healthy present and future;
Social change 2030. Women's mission in achieving inclusive sustainable development;
Digital world. Points of growth and opportunities for women;
Women for the planet: creating our future.
There are 90 events in the business program. Also, as part of the site, the following were organized: a beauty festival, a medicine cabinet of the future, a media studio, fashion shows of Russian designers' collections, and 4 photo exhibitions.
“Today, the role of women in solving many issues on the world agenda is not just weighty, but one of the key ones. They manage enterprises, occupy high positions, are active in social activities, head corporations, ministries and states. Their entrepreneurial spirit in all spheres of life serves common interests, contributes to the maximum disclosure of human potential. The Eurasian Women's Forum is being held for the third time in Russia and, in fact, is a driver for the development of the global women's agenda. A rich program and a representative composition of participants served as a guarantee of bright, lively discussions, an open exchange of opinions and experience. This will set the impetus for future projects and initiatives,” said Anton Kobyakov,adviser to the President of the Russian Federation.
The Third Eurasian Women's Forum was held in compliance with all necessary security measures and the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor and the World Health Organization to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. To be admitted to the forum, participants underwent PCR testing at one of the specialized points of Rospotrebnadzor.
GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS OF THE FORUM
Among the high-ranking foreign officials, Juel Keaineh Howard, Vice-President of the Republic of Liberia and 5 foreign Ministers: Anahit Avanesyan, Ministry of Health of Armenia; Fabiana Dadone, Minister of Youth Policy of Italy; Doris Zapata Acevedo, Minister of Labor and Labor Development of Panama; Dorothy Gwajima, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children of Tanzania; Agrepina Shin, Minister of Preschool Education of Uzbekistan.
11 heads of parliaments took part in the Forum: Sagiba Gafarova, Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, National Assembly of the People's Republic of Bangladesh; Lucy Milebou Mboussou, Senate of the Parliament of the Gabonese Republic; Mabel Chinomona, Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Zimbabwe; Experanza Laurinda Francisco Bias, Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique; Natalia Kochanova, Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus; Donatil Mukabalisa, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda; Tanzila Narbaeva, Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Jimena Cecilia Rincón González, Senate of the National Congress of the Republic of Chile; Lindivé Dlamini, Senate of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini; Nosiwive Mapisa-Nkakula, National Assembly of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
Oxilia Mnangagwa, First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and Anna Hakobyan, First Lady of the Republic of Armenia visited the Forum site.
The Forum was attended by representatives of international organizations and associations: Patricia Collins, Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Rural Women; Magdelena Josina de Kock, President of the World Association of Rural Women; Fanny Carolina Salinas Fernandez, President of the Central American Parliament; Dmitry Kobitsky, Secretary General - Head of the Secretariat of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the States Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States; Despina Hadzivasiliou-Tsovilis, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Pia Liisa Kauma, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; Fatou Haidara, Managing Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
International non-profit organizations attended by: Jane Sargus, Executive Director of the Congressional Office for International Leadership, and Wanda Gagiano, Honorary President of the Provincial Women's Agrarian Union Free State.
Among the heads of the diplomatic corps, 7 ambassadors visited the Forum site: Joanna Rose Mamaka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Gabonese Republic; Norma Berta Pensado Moreno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States; Jose Katupha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mozambique; Alba Azucena Torres Mejia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Nicaragua; Johnson Olva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Botirjon Asadov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Christina Marti Lang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation.
The Forum was attended by Deputy Prime Ministers of the Russian Federation — Victoria Abramchenko and Tatyana Golikova, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Northwestern Federal District Alexander Gutsan< /b>.
Among the federal ministers on the site were Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture, and Anton Kotyakov, Minister of Labor and Social Protection.
The Forum was attended by 3 heads of federal services and agencies: Svetlana Radionova, Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources; Anna Popova, Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare; Ksenia Razuvaeva, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
The Forum was attended by 2 heads of the subject of the Russian Federation: Oleg Melnichenko, Governor of the Penza Region; Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra.
The leaders of foreign and Russian business also took an active part in the Forum: Denis Butsaev, General Director of the PIC Russian Ecological Operator; Veronika Nikishina, General Director of Russian Export Center JSC; Ekaterina Pogodina, Director General of Johnson & Johnson"; Tatiana Sorokina, Director General of IBM Eastern Europe/Asia LLC.
Agreements signed at EWF- 2021
At the site of the Third International Women's Forum five agreements were signed aimed at developing and supporting significant areas of the international women's agenda.
signed two agreements aimed at realizing the potential of rural women. This is a bilateral agreement with Health Promotion Center LLC on the development of a program of additional professional education in nutrition for women in Russian and English and a tripartite agreement with the OPORA RUSSIA Women's Entrepreneurship Development Committee and IP Air Media LLCIP Air Media LLC i> on the implementation of activities aimed at empowering and involving in entrepreneurship women associated with the agricultural sector.
In order to develop the export potential, a cooperation agreement< i> to develop and strengthen international relations between small and medium enterprises of Yugra and the BRICS countries, Southeast Asia and Latin America. participation Deputy General Director Ugra Entrepreneurship Support Fund "My Business" and Managing Director Global Rus Trade.
In the field of health protection, Agreements on strategic partnership between the V.P. Filatov International Foundation for the Development of Biomedical Technologies and Japan Medical Society for Clinical Placental Medicine (JSCPM) and the Japan Society for Anti-Aging Medicine.
Official website of the third about the Eurasian Women's Forum: 2021.eawf.ru.