Representatives of the United Nations and European Parliament to take part in the Gaidar Forum 2017

Expert discussions of Gaidar Forum 2017 at RANEPA will be attended by representatives of international organizations, such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Parliament.

At the panel discussion Contours of Sustainable Development Are Being Defined Today, which will take place on the first day of the Forum, January 12, Guido Schmidt Traub, Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), shall give a speech. He is known as an expert on climate change: he has served as climate change advisor to the Africa Progress Panel secretariat and was CEO of CDC Climat Asset Management. Mr. Traub served as Policy Advisor and then as Associate Director of the UN Millennium Project in New York.

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President of the European Parliament, shall be an expert of the discussion Europe after BREXIT, which will also be held on the first day of the Gaidar Forum. The German politician has been member of the European Parliament since 2004, he sat in the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and was a member of the of the European Union Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China. In 2014, Mr. Lambsdorff was elected Vice President: as part of this role, he represents the European Parliament at meetings of the UN and WTO. In the course of the Europe after BREXIT discussion, the integration processes in Europe and EU trade policy after UK leaves shall be discussed.

Organizers of the Gaidar Forum: “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” (RANEPA), The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

Registration and accreditation for the Gaidar Forum


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