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Activities & Events 2020

 

On December 22-23, 2020 was held the XIth International Conference "International Cooperation: Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes", conducted  online, due to COVID restrictions.  It was devoted to 75th anniversary of the UN and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Plenary Session “COVID-19 and International Cooperation to Overcome its Impact” was held in English language on December 22, 2020 and Russian language on December 23,2020. The purpose of the conference was to create a communication platform for: exchange of best practices in social and economic areas; ensuring the inclusion of innovations in the modern model of education, increasing the mobility of education; definition of favorable conditions for the implementation of various forms of international cooperation. 


On December 15-16, 2020 CII representatives took part in the conference on Global Leadership for the 21st Century, a joint initiative of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the World Academy of Art & Science to develop catalytic strategies for addressing the complex nexus of global leadership challenges.

On December 10, 2020 CII representatives took part in ECE/HLM meeting - Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Infoal Settlements in the UNECE Region. The meeting was held online from the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland).

On September-December, 2020 CII specialists had implemented research and training project for the development of e-commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic under the contract with UNDP.

On October 21,23 and 27, 2020 CII representatives  took part in the meetings of the UNECE Team of specialists on innovation and competitiveness policy on “Building Back Better: Using Platforms to Enable Sharing and Progress towards the Circular Economy” and “Building Back Better: Innovation Enhancing Procurement for Sustainable Development”. The meeting was held online from the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland).

On September 15-17, 2020 CII representatives  took part in the 8th World Sustainability Forum, an international scientific conference coordinated by MDPI, partially sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN). The meeting was held online in Geneva (Switzerland).

On June 9, 2020 CII representatives took part in high-level panel “COVID-19 X SDGs: Inequalities & the Informal Economy – Moving from crisis to long-term resilience”, organized by SDG Lab and International Labour Organization (ILO). The meeting was held online from the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland). Participating in the webcast were: UN Geneva Director-General Tatiana Valovaya; ILO Director-General Guy Ryder; UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena Ibarra; Mohammad Al Maita, Advisor to the National Commission for Migrant Workers and Refugees in Jordan (GFJTU); Henrique Barros, Head of National Health Council of Portugal and Director of Public Health Department at University of Porto; and Kate Philip, Head of the Inclusive Growth Pillar of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative of South Africa. Moderating the panel was SDG Lab Director Nadia Isler. 

On  March 18-20, 2020 CII representatives took part in the Virtual Civil Society Forum and UNECE - Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region that took place in Geneva and online. During the Forum was discussed the first Russian voluntary Report on SDGs implementation, prepared by the government and shadow report, prepared by NGOs.


 Activities & Events 2019

On October 1-4, 2019 was held the Xth International Conference, conducted in UN Palace of Nations, CAGI and WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland. International Conference "International Cooperation: Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes", devoted to 75th anniversary of the UN and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals was organized by CII in cooperation with the International Investment Center (Russia).The purpose of the conference was to create a communication platform for: exchange of best practices in social and economic areas; ensuring the inclusion of innovations in the modern model of education, increasing the mobility of education; definition of favorable conditions for the implementation of various forms of international cooperation.

On October 02, 2019 the Round Table “Promotion and protection of the rights of children and youth through innovation in education.” was held in the Palace of Nations as a Side event of the OHCHR Social Forum under the CII associated status with UN DPI.


On October 03, 2019 the Plenary Session “UN Sustainable Development Goals, International Cooperation and Innovations” was held with the support of International Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI).


On October 04, 2019
the Side event within the frames of the Fifty-Nineth Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “Biodiversity, Green Economy and Traditional Knowledge” was held in WIPO. The event was conducted under the CII observer status with WIPO.

On December 2-6, 2019 CII had conducted International Conference “IT and Eco-Innovations in Social-Oriented Projects ”, which took place in the SATOM and UN Palais des Nations (Geneva, Switzerland). The conference had  discussed issues of sustainable development, the need to create an innovative “green economy” as well as social transformation and innovation.


On December 5-6, 2019  CII representatives  took part in the meeting of the UNECE Team of specialists on innovation and competitiveness policy on “Smart and Sustainable Cities. The role of management and innovation policy.” The meeting was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland).


On December 3-4, 2019
CII representatives  took part in the meeting of the 3rd session of the UNECE working group on Public-Private Partnerships.

On October 8-11, 2019
,  in Geneva (Switzerland), CII representatives  took part in the  WTO Public Forum: Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World. Forum participants were addressed by the Director General of the WTO, Mr. Roberto Azevedo.

On June-July, 2019
CII representatives had conducted presentations/training seminars of the innovative board game for schoolchildren "STOP corruption!", created by CII, in distant regions of Russia (Republic of Tatarstan, Khanty-Mansiiskiy Autonomous region and Republic of North Ossetia).

On May-June, 2019 CII specialists had implemented research and training project for the Agency of Promotion and Protection of Investments of the Kyrgyz Republic under the contract with UNDP.

On May 28, 2019 CII Secretary General Olga Generalova-Kutuzova took part in the international conference and presentation of the IFPRI report “On Global Food Policy - 2019”, which was held in  Moscow State University  with the support of the World Bank and Russian Ministry of Finance.

On April 25, 2019 CII representatives took part in the plenary meeting of the XII International Forum “Intellectual Property - XXI Century” - “Development of the sphere of intellectual property in the light of the main directions of development of the Government of the Russian Federation until 2024: state, tasks and ways to solve them” , organized by Russian Chamber of Commerce.

On April 12,2019 CII representatives took part in the meeting of the Russian Public Committee for the Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the UN.

Activities & Events 2018 

On December 12, 2018 CII had organized a B2B meeting in Moscow for 10 Serbian companies to establish partnership trade relations between Russian and Serbian entrepreneurs within the UNDP project "Aid for Trade: Promoting Strengthening of Production Capacity in the Agribusiness Sector of Serbia". 

On November 13, 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia), CII experts held a seminar-presentation of the study on the export and certification in the Russian Federation of food and agricultural products for representatives of Serbian companies working in agribusiness and food industry  within the UNDP project "Aid for Trade: Promoting Strengthening of Production Capacity in the Agribusiness Sector of Serbia".

On October 22-25, 2018 was held the IXth International Conference, conducted in UN Palace of Nations and World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. International Conference "International Cooperation: Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes", devoted to implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals was organized by CII in cooperation with the International Investment Center (Russia).The purpose of the conference was to create a communication platform for: exchange of best practices in social and economic areas;

• ensuring the inclusion of innovations in the modern model of education, increasing the mobility of education; definition of favorable conditions for the implementation of various forms of international cooperation.

On October 24, 2018 the Bilateral Meeting “International Cooperation: Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes” was held in WIPO as a part of the conference. The event was conducted under the CII observer status with WIPO and project, devoted to creation of CII Support Program for Innovators and Inventors. During the event were discussed such topics, as Traditional Knowledge and WIPO Green. CII had informed WIPO specialists about the results of joint research project with the A.V. Topchiev Institute of petrochemical synthesis of the Russian Academy of Sciences (TIPS RAS) in the field of industrial waste utilization, which was included in the WIPO Green platform. 

On October 24, 2018 CII has established the International Chess Academy under the CII charters.

On October 23, 2018 the Round Table “Investing in Future: Green Economy and Green Technologies” was held in the Palace of Nations as a part of the conference under the CII associated status with UN DPI.

On October 16, 2018 the CII released a cycle of 5 webinars devoted to the fight against tuberculosis, intended for representatives of the civil society, patients and non-profit organizations. Webinars are devoted to various topics, including: tuberculosis and HIV, tuberculosis and diabetes, tuberculosis and children, tuberculosis and smoking, tuberculosis and migrants. 

On September 19-21, 2018 CII representatives took part in the II International Scientific and Practical Conference "Chess in educational institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia and in other countries of the world". The conference was held in Leninogorsk (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia). 

On August 29, 2018 the Center for Information Technologies released a series of 3 webinars on intellectual property (IP) issues, designed for young scientists, inventors, innovators and all people, aimed on creating a new intellectual product. Webinars are devoted to various topics, including: the concept of intellectual property, international IP law, ways of protecting IP, trademarks and patents. 

Activities & Events 2017

On October 2-5, 2017 was held the VIIIth International Conference, conducted in European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), UN Palace of Nations and World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. International Conference "International Cooperation: Innovation as a Tool for Social and Economic Changes", devoted to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals was organized by CII in cooperation with the International Investment Center (Russia) and Russian-Swiss Science Association (Switzerland). The participants of the conference were citizens of 15 countries: scientists, researchers and university professors, representatives of NGOs, government and business, as well as UN, WIPO and CERN. 

The side event “Green Innovations in the Russian Federation: Cases from the small business” was held within the frames of WIPO General Assemblies as a part of the conference. The event was conducted under the CII observer status with WIPO and project, devoted to creation of CII Support Program for Innovators and Inventors.

On January 23-24, 2017 CII representatives took part in meeting of the 1st International Forum of National Committees on Trade Facilitation UNCTAD.

On February 28, 2017 CII representatives took part in the NGO meeting with Mr. Francis Gurry, General Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In his speech Mr. Gurry had addressed  results of NGOs activities in 2016, WIPO plans for  2017 and NGOs role in this process. 

On March 1, 2017 CII representatives took part in the UNCTAD Ocean Forum: Trade aspects in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 14) and distributed information about innovative technology of fish industry waste utilization, within the frames of creation of CII Support Program for Innovators and Inventors.

On March 20-22, 2017 CII representatives took part in the 11th session of the UNECE Committee. on innovation, competitiveness and public-private partnerships.

On May 15 - 19, 2017 CII delegation had participated in the 19th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), held in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda included discussions on technology transfer and WIPO's contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (LDCs).

On June 6, 2017 the web-based UN Relations Support Centre for Russian-speaking Civil Society Organizations (UNRSC RCSO) was launched, featuring information in Russian language about UN system and SDGs, as a part of activities under the associated status of CII with UN DPI.

On June 9, 2017 CII representatives took part in the Opening Ceremony of the Art project and exhibition of the partner Italian association Qualitaly - "Along the Great Silk Road" in Moscow (Russia). The exhibition featured works by Russian, Chinese and Italian artists.

On October 7, 2017 CII representatives took part in the Opening Ceremony of the Biennale Art project and exhibition of the partner Italian association Qualitaly - "Along the Great Silk Road" in Turin (Italy). The exhibition featured works by Russian, Chinese and Italian artists.

On October 20-22, 2017 CII representatives had participated in the International summit "City and of Civil Society Organizations, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The President of Turkey, Mr. Erdogan, has addressed the Forum participants with a welcoming speech. At the Forum CII general secretary Ms. Olga Generalova-Kutuzova had made a presentation "Civil Society Participation in the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals" and CII president Mr. Andrei Generalov had made a presentation: "Cooperation with the United Nations as an instrument for strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations".

 



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