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40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO

Rector of the SMU, the Head of the UNESCO Chair Ivan Lobanov and Vice-rector of the SMU, the Executive Director of the UNESCO Chair Svetlana Malkarova attend the Ministerial Conference of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris!

The discussion at the Ministerial Conference of the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO defines the trend of global higher education:
Overcoming inequalities in terms of access to education, addressing mobility issues in the context of increased migration, higher education in the digital revolution.

Discussion of participants:

Prof. Anibal Josami, Rector of the University of Tre de Ferbero, Argentina:
“This is not about building new universities, but creating the conditions for getting education for a wider circle of people. Not only higher education, but the necessary professional education. To expand the educational opportunities of universities. ”

Tina Baudry-Mellor, Minister of Continuing Education Saskatchewan, Canada:
“The challenges of inclusivity in perceptions of knowledge are changing, the attitude towards the democratization of education is changing”
“Not to undermine the education system, which formed, we are for the recognition of diplomas internationally ensured ”

Anvar Horani, Refugee from Syria:
“Having received a physiotherapist’s diploma, I was forced to leave my country and go to Greece, where I was lucky to take part in the project of qualification passports, and I received such a passport. Providing a qualification passport and other documents, Norway accepted me. EU program
«Qualification passport» is a great opportunity for refugees and immigrants to confirm their qualifications and not get lost in immigration conditions »

Minister of Education of Cuba:
“Inclusion must be ensured not only at the expense of the government. Everyone should have the right to education.

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”