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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