Announcement! Presentation of the analytical report Demographic Policy in Russia: from Reflection to Action

WHERE: Alexandre Hause, 1st floor, conference hall, Bolshaya Yakimanka Str., 1, ‘Polyanka’ metro station (entrance 3)

WHEN: Monday, 28 April, 12:00-13:40



The United Nations in the Russian Federation and the Center of Strategic Research present the UN in Russia joint publication Demographic Policy in Russia: from Reflection to Action prepared by a group of independent national experts.


The demographic problem remains one of the most severe challenges in modern Russia: the ongoing population decline and shrinking workforce caused by low fertility, high mortality, ageing, a reduction in the working share of the population, and so far indistinct migration policy pose risks for the future of the country.


The demographic situation directly affects the economic development, competitiveness and stability, and in the end, the well-being and prosperity of the population. That is why the UN agencies in the Russian Federation have brought the strategic support to national efforts in overcoming the demographic crisis to the forefront of its joint activities.


The Report is based on a wide range of statistical and empirical data describing - in a concise and clear form - general trends of demographic situation development in Russia as well as basic properties and causes of the demographic crisis and its negative consequences for the country. Importantly, it shows how demographic policy is linked to broader social policy and demonstrates the deleterious consequences of leaving demographics unaddressed in social policy as well as identifies some concrete tasks for different levels of implementation of demographic policy (federal, regional, and local).


The Report will be presented by Valeri Elizarov, Chief Author, Head of the Center for Population Studies, Moscow State University Economics Department and other authors. Participants of the discussion will include Mikhail Dmitriev, President of the Centre of Strategic Research, Nelli Naigovzina, Deputy Head of the Expert Directorate of the President of the RF, Alexandra Ochirova Chairperson of the Commission on Social and Demographic Policy of the Public Chamber of the RF, Olga Sharapova, Director of department of the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Marco Borsotti, UN Resident Coordinator in the RF, head of UN agencies, representatives of academia and civil society.


The presentation will take place on 28 April 2007, at 12h00 in the Center of Strategic Research, Ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka, 1, (Alexander House). Registration begins at 11h30. The presentation will be followed by a light buffet lunch.


For accreditation, please contact UNDP Communications Analyst Victoria Zotikova at 787 21 15/769 97 91 or before 12:00 25 April 2008