Since recently UNESCO maintains the idea about the necessity of new humanism formation. It is reasonable to consider that modern world needs to do some specific actions in order to achieve this high social ideal
On December 10, 2009 the official establishment of the Russian Association “Cities of the World for Civic Solidarity and International Harmony” took place in Moscow. The establishment of the Association was declared at the II All-Russia Conference under the same title organized by the Moscow government and the International Assembly of Capitals and Cities (IACC) in cooperation with the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
Over 80 people from different countries (Armenia, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, France, Finland etc.) and Russian cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Omsk, Volgograd, Obninsk took part in the Round Table's work, of which: 17 Doctors of Science, 18 candidates, 15 students and postgraduate students, 15 schoolchildren from Russia, Armenia and Finland, as well as journalists, teachers, lecturers and college teachers, representatives of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, education authorities.
An international celebration of World Philosophy Day 2009 will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg from 16 to 19 November 2009. A country with a long tradition in philosophy and a true passion for thought and word, this year the Russian Federation takes the place of honour, as organizer and host of this international event.
In establishing World Philosophy Day in 2005, the General Conference highlighted the importance of this discipline, especially for young people, underlining that “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace”
UNESCO and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO co-organized a UNESCO Future Forum on the theme “Gender Equality: The Missing Link? Rethinking the Internationally agreed Development Goals beyond 2015” scheduled from 9 to 11 September 2010 in Athens, Greece.