A meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations
At the end of October 2018, Minister of the Moscow Government and Head of the Moscow Department of External Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin, along with other members of the Moscow delegation, met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the 73rd session of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
The main objective of the event was the presentation of the fifth edition of the United Nations Association of Russia report, “Regions of Russia and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
António Guterres spoke highly about the significance of this unique program and approved its implementation. Under-Secretary-General Alison Smale, who has supported the United Nations Association of Russia program for many years, thanked the Russian delegation for their invaluable contribution to the sustainable development of the UN.
The United Nations Association of Russia report was also presented at the UN headquarters for the general public. Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya and Deputy Director of UN-Habitat Filiep Decorte gave opening speeches at the presentation. Head of the Moscow Department of External Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin gave a detailed account of the Russian capital’s accomplishments in implementing sustainable economic development goals for the city.
The presentation of the fifth edition of the “Regions of Russia and the UN Sustainable Development Goals” report contributed to the promotion of Russian national projects across UN organizations, improving the image and investment attractiveness of Russian regions. In addition, representatives of various Russian regions were informed about the concept of sustainable development, its main goals and objectives, and expressed their interest in localizing and developing this program.