The 9th International Conference of UNESCO Associated Schools “Ob-Irtysh River Basin: the Youth Study and Preserve Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Regions of the World’s Great Rivers” and Regional Youth Ecological Forum “Save Ugra’s Blooming World” were held on 12-16 May 2016 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, in the framework of the International ecological action “To save and to preserve”. The topic of the Forum: "In saving the soil we are saving life on the Planet!".
The Conference and the Forum were organized by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO and the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra in cooperation with the ASPnet National Council.
The participants of the Forum were students and teachers of the UNESCO Associated Schools from Armenia, Belorussia, Bulgaria, Finland, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Slovenia; upper school students and students of secondary, vocational and higher education; representatives of the school forestry of the Autonomous okrug; members of youth organizations of the Autonomous okrug.
The program of the Forum included plenary session of the International conference of the UNESCO associated Schools "Ob-Irtysh Basin: the Youth Study and Preserve Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Regions of World Great Rivers"; competition of local socially significant environmental projects; member teams work: "Youth Media and Ecology"; "Environmental youth start-ups"; "Foresight of the future"; "About the soil to children"; round-tables, interactive environmental games; master classes; cultural programs, sightseeing, games, sports and innovative activities.