Timed to the 75th anniversary of the UN and its specialized agency UNESCO

UNESCO Chair “Societal, Legal and Ethical Frameworking of Knowledge

Societies (Information Society)”

Higher Business School

State University of Management

The conference is held on the 16t of APRIL 2020.
(Ryazansky Prospekt, 99, p. 16)

Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students and young scientists (under the age of 35) are invited to participate. Conference working languages: Russian, English.

In accordance with UNESCO's SDG 4 the purpose of the conference is: ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and encouraging lifelong learning for all in order to transform our world, to create the conditions for building a Smart Society, to form a common position and propose projects and programmes to overcome informational and gender inequality in access to information and knowledge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conference materials will be published in the collection of scientific articles

To participate in the conference you must:

  1. Register on the portal and mark your participation in the conference (until March 20, 2020);
  2. Provide the organizing committee with the text of the article by e-mail (until April 10, 2020)

Requirements for the design of articles:

The language of the article is Russian or English, the volume of the article is from 2 pages;
Headset "Arial", font 12, line spacing - single;
Page parameters: left margin - 2.0 cm, right margin - 2.0 cm,
upper margin - 2.0 cm, lower margin - 2.0 cm;
The indentation at the beginning of the paragraph is 1.27 cm, the paragraphs are clearly marked;
The text of the article is accompanied by page footnotes. At the end of the article, a bibliography (alphabetically) is indicated. Information about the author (name, place of study / work, e-mail, contact phone number) must be indicated without fail.

It is recommended to use the template file “Template.docx” attached to this newsletter with predefined indents, font sizes, etc.

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”