Experts

  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
complete list

Related articles

Addressing multiple new threats and challenges to the global security architecture in a cooperative, well-coordinated and result-oriented way is a huge task for the BRICS “Peace and Security” basket by itself. This report concentrates on five areas, both in "hard" and in "soft" security, such as fig...

The BRICS states that today together account for over 900 mln internet users, remain underrepresented in the global internet governance discussions. To erect the ICTs as another pillar in its agenda the ‘new giants’ should get more engaged in the policy-making process and demonstrate well-orchestrat...

PIR Center joined the Working Group for the Russian Non-Governmental Organizations on BRICS and G20 issues

31.10.2014

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 31, 2014. PIR PRESS – “At the Foreign Ministry, we are sure that participation of the Russian non-governmental organizations in work associated with BRICS will  help to build the new system of cooperation, will expand the socio-political base of BRICS and will strengthen its position in the global policy system,” – Vadim Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Coordinator of G20 and BRICS affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PIR Center joined the Working Group for the Russian Non-Governmental Organizations on BRICS and G20 issues.  The Director of the PIR Center, Vladimir Orlov and Executive Director, Albert Zulkharneev became representatives of the PIR Center within the Working Group.  The first meeting of the Working Group took place on October 16, 2014.

At the October meeting Vadim Lukov, the Coordinator of G20 and BRICS affairs at the Russian Foreign Ministry noted: “At the Foreign Ministry, we are sure that participation of the Russian non-governmental organizations in work associated with BRICS will  help to build the new system of cooperation, will expand the socio-political base of BRICS and will strengthen its position in the global policy system.

The Russian NGO Working Group on BRICS and G20 was created within the framework of Civil BRICS project.  The aims of the project include active engagement of the Member States societies in the BRICS civil procedures, development of recommendations to the BRICS governments and coordinations of positions on the G20 Agenda.  Within the framework of the Civil BRICS project will be created several working groups on politics, harmonization of interethnic and interfaith relations, economics, trade, sustainable development, culture, education, and healthcare. 

A number of other well-known organizations have also joined Russian NGO Working Group on BRICS and G20. These organizations include the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the International Organisations Research Institute of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, MGIMO University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the National Committee for BRICS Studies, the All Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”, the New Eurasia Foundation, the Agency for Social Information, the Open Health Institute and some other organizations.

At the October meeting the main objectives of the Russian chairmanship in BRICS for 2015 were highlighted.  These include promoting discussions on major international issues (conflicts in the Middle East, the fight against international terrorism and drug trafficking), the launching of the BRICS New Development Bank, as well as practical action on the reform of the IMF.  The first Parliamentary Forum of BRICS Countries was also scheduled during the meeting.

For questions concerning the PIR Center Project “Shaping Russia’s Agenda for BRICS”, please contact the Project Coordinator, Andrey Baklitskiy by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by email at baklitsky at pircenter.org.

Comments

 
 
loading