BRUSSELS, October 25. / TASS /. The international annual youth forum “Brussels Dialogue”, which brings together participants from Russia and Europe, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, resumed work in Brussels this weekend in a face-to-face format. As reported on Sunday by the correspondent. TASS Director of the Russian House in Brussels Vera Bunina, the main topic of the forum was the discussion of ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the contribution of youth to this task.
“We discussed how the achievement of the UN goals and the 2030 Agenda, joint actions, common volunteer projects will allow us to create that common future in which we want to live together. – noted Bunina. “The Forum made it possible to study Russian and European practices in the implementation of the SDGs, in particular, related to the topic of accessible education, healthcare, environmental protection and the fight against climate change.”
“Our main goal is to promote the development of a dialogue between young people in Russia and European countries, to attract young Europeans to cooperate with their peers from Russia, to create and promote an objective image of the Russian Federation in the foreign youth environment in order to create a single cultural, scientific, informational and educational space”, – she emphasized.
The organizers of the forum, together with the Russian House in Brussels, were also MGIMO, the Foundation for the Support of Public Diplomacy. A. M. Gorchakova and the World Association of University Graduates
… The European regional forums, in particular, were the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, the UN Information Center in Brussels, the European Solidarity Corps. The forum was attended by about 200 participants from 40 countries of the world. The discussion was also broadcast online on social media.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 were adopted by the United Nations Sustainable Development System in 2030. It contains a set of goals aimed at eradicating poverty, conserving the planet’s resources and ensuring the well-being of all the world’s people. Each of the 17 goals contains a set of indicators to be achieved within 15 years.