This year Russia's nuclear industry celebrates 65 years.“I reckon the discovery of atomic energy, the development of nuclear fission and synthesis, as well as the creation of a rocket engine, among brilliant discoveries of the XX century.This breakthrough to civilization is like a creative flight of the arts in the Renaissance,” says Academician Viktor Mikhailov, longtime head of the nuclear industry of the country, currently the director of the Institute for Strategic Stability of Rosatom, academic adviser of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov.
In compliance with the resolution of the 35th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, will host the first UNESCO World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in September 2010. At this conference, UNESCO Member States will assess progress in achieving the first goal of the Global Education for All (EFA) program and co-ordinate ECCE policy towards 2015.
This congress, held in Moscow on 28 September, was organized by the Commission of The Russian Federation for UNESCO, Coordinating Committee of RF UNESCO Chairs and Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RAPA).
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.
On the 43rd Session of the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO On 8-16 June, the 43rd Session of the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
On June 14, 2010 the VIII International Conference and Exhibition “Library Consortia: Technologies and Innovations” began its work.The conference was organized by St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University and the Association of Regional Library Consortia (ARLICON) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Culture Committee of St. Petersburg and with the participation of the Russian Committee for the UNESCO Information for All Program and Interregional Center for Library Cooperation (ICLC).
On June 10, 2010 within the framework of the Seventeenth International Conference “Crimea 2010”, a special seminar “The UNESCO Information for All Programme: New Opportunities and New Challenges” took place, devoted to the 10th anniversary of the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Programme and organized by the Committee and Interregional Library Cooperation Centre under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.