Conference Sections

Section 1. Information Society: Education, Ethics, Law

With the advent of new communicative areas of activity in society, there is a need to
rethink moral and ethical standards. Key issues remain universal unhindered access to
information, mutual respect and respect for human rights, the fight against cybercrime, and the
creation of a fair and multicultural information society. Ethical and legal aspects of the
information society are the priority in the activities of UNESCO.

ALLA KANKE — Moderator

Director of Higher School of Business of the State
University of Management, PhD in Economics, Associate


Programme Director of «Boiling Point» of the State
University of Management

Section 2. Digital Wave: Truth and Post-Truth

The globalization of the economy, the technological development of the media, the active
use of social networks allow us to talk about the transition of society to a new information state.
The huge flow of information created by the digital society is characterized by a low percentage
of true statements and facts. The blurring of the boundaries between fiction and truth,
falsification of data, and the pretentious interpretation of historical events give rise to the
phenomenon of post-truth.


Senior Researcher, Research Institute of Digital
Transformation of Economics of the State University of
Management, Editor in Chief «E-Management», Doctor
of Economics, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Professor


Graduate student of RAS Primakova, Researcher of the
UNESCO Chair “Societal, Legal and Ethical
Frameworking of Knowledge Societies (information
society)” of the State University of Management, Expert
of Valdai Discussion Club

Section 3. Smart Nations: Industrialization, Innovation, Infrastructure

The concept of Smart Nations, a balanced management system for transnational social
and economic systems, requires the creation of a new infrastructure for the integration of
innovations in a modern industrial setting. Infrastructure changes in social and economic systems
lead to an improvement in the quality of life of the population through the integration and
creation of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient industries.


Head of the Department of innovation management,
State University of Management, associate Professor,
Doctor of Economics


Deputy head of the Department of innovation
management, State University of Management, associate
Professor of the Department, Ph.D. in Economics

Section 4. One second: gender equality, access to education for girls and women

A necessary condition for social progress and sustainable development is gender equality and
providing of equal opportunities for women and men to exercise the fundamental rights and
freedoms enshrined in the UN Human Rights Declaration. Gender equality in access to education
for girls and women implies significant shifts in the structure of employment in the digital
economy, significantly expanding the opportunities offered by international organizations and
associations to women.


Head of the Design and Training Laboratory «Digital
Economy and High Technologies» of the State University
of Management, Research Teacher


Head of the Project Office of the National Programme
«Digital Economy» of the Analytical Center under the
Government of the Russian Federation

Gusman Mikhail Solomonovich

First Deputy General Director of TASS, Chairman of the Russian Committee for the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication

Du Toit Jaco

Programme Specialist Section for Universal Access and Preservation Communication and Information Sector UNESCO

Borisov Alexey Nikolaevich

Vice President of the World Federation of the UN Associations, Head of the UNESCO Chair of MGIMO

Chukov Roman Sergeevich

Chair of the Board of the “Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives”

The Russian Committee on the Artificial Intelligence is a specialized open-ended advisory body purpose of which is to develop and coordinate Russia's approaches to international cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence at the UNESCO. The Committee includes representatives of relevant ministries and departments, famous scientists and specialists in the field of digital and information technologies, heads of leading scientific, educational and commercial structures involved in the development of artificial intelligence technologies and who took part in writing the Russian National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence for the period up to 2030.

The widespread use of information and communication technologies, new media, social networks, blogs, media platforms in the global network to assist government agencies to carry out functions and communications on issues related to the foreign policy agenda give rise to the phenomenon of “digital diplomacy”. The virtual statements of leading politicians and significant media personalities, their tweets, instagram posts can decisively influence not only the worldview of individual social groups, political elites, and the basic electorate, but also provoke local and global conflicts and upheavals.

The digital economy and diplomacy can act as a new mutually complementary format, which overcomes aging contradictions, as a type of partnership and cooperation between countries. Combining competitive advantages in the field of information and communication technologies in order to achieve a common goal will help to build Eurasia that can open a new path for the development of the region and the world as a well.

UNIDO aims to improve the quality of life of the world by using its combined global resources. The United Nations Youth Agenda, as well as the UN Women programme, are based on the World Programme of Action, which covers fifteen priority action areas and contains proposals for action in each of these areas.