About the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly
The International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly was established at the First Congress on May 27, 2017 in Moscow. More than 2,500 representatives from 67 countries of the continent attended the Congress.
The establishment of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is one of the most important tasks dictated by the modern time.
On December 1, 2016, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in his Annual Address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation noted: "The Priority of Russia's foreign policy has been and remains further deepening of cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union, interaction with other CIS States. The Russian idea of forming a multi - level integration model in Eurasia - the Great Eurasian Partnership - is of serious interest too."
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly was established having a goal of creating, an integration model of the Great Eurasian Partnership, extension and deepening of contacts between peoples in addition to the development of political cooperation, transport and logistics, commercial and financial relations of the Eurasian countries.
Considering the role of civil society and people's diplomacy in the development and strengthening of integration on the Eurasian continent, in creating a solid foundation for the future of the most densely populated region of the world, the participants of the Congress called the creation of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly " one of the promising forms of implementation of the social integration model.
In accordance with the Charter of the organization - the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is a corporate non-profit organization, in the legal form “a union”, created on the basis of the common interests of the members of the Assembly to achieve the statutory goals.
Full name of the Assembly in Russian: Международный союз неправительственных организаций «Ассамблея народов Евразии»; in English: International Union "Eurasian Peoples 'Assembly".
The image on the emblem of the Assembly - two equal, symmetrically reflected forms of blue and yellow - symbolize two wings. Blue color is a symbol of Europe. Yellow (gold) color is a symbol of Asia. The intersection of these colors gives a green color - a symbol of new beginnings, a life-affirming color of nature, which characterize the revival and renewal of life, reflecting the unity of man with nature and the whole world.
The headquarters of the organization is in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Andrei Yuryevich Belyaninov, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation “Russian Heritage” , was elected Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.
Representatives of Russia, Asia and Europe were elected Co-chairs of the General Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly:
- Igor Khalevinsky - Chairman of the Council of the Association of Russian Diplomats;
- Bernard Loze - Vice-President of the Association of French-Russian Dialogue;
- Dalbir Singh - a prominent public and political figure in India, National Secretary of Indian National Congress; President of the Foundation for Policy and Governance (India).
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is intended to become a platform for uniting the efforts of non-governmental organizations and business communities in the development of integration processes and approvement of the ideas of peacemaking and strengthening of good-neighborly and business relations; for further development of the main activities of the established International Union of non-governmental organizations as an important tool of public diplomacy and increase of its role in the formation of a multipolar world.
The thesis about the need for broad consolidation of the peoples of Eurasia is not new. A special role in its popularization played national structures such as:
- The Assembly of the People of Kyrgyzstan (established on January 22, 1994 on the initiative of national-cultural centers on the 1st Kurultai of the People of Kyrgyzstan);
- The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (established on March 1, 1995 on the initiative of the President of the country N. Nazarbayev, voiced by him at the First Forum of the People of Kazakhstan in October 1992);
- The Assembly of People of Russia (established by representatives of a number of public organizations and the expert community on July 8, 1998 in accordance with the Concept of State National Policy of the Russian Federation approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 15, 1996);
- The Assembly of the Peoples of Moldova (established March 10, 2010).
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly will strive to accumulate and creatively use as widely, as possible, the experience of multifaceted, multi-format work gained by the above structures, primarily in the implementation of international projects of various kinds.
More than 20 Specialized International Councils are formed by the Assembly in the main areas of its activity. The spheres of attention are issues of scientific, economic, cultural cooperation. Representatives of different countries of Eurasia carry out the activities of all Specialized Councils.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly members are united by common goals and aspirations: to make the world stable, without war, violence and suffering; a shared responsibility to history - for preserving the achievements of its predecessors; responsibility to the future - for the preservation of the ethno cultural identity of all peoples, spiritual and moral ideals and the transfer of social experience to subsequent generations.
The Assembly's main objectives are:
1. The creation of a broad communication platform for the interaction of civil society institutions and authorities, bringing people together regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion to strengthen the harmony and unity of the peoples of Eurasia.
2. The unity of the Eurasian peoples on the basis of spiritual and moral values common to all mankind.
3. Support for public and state initiatives aimed at maintaining peace and harmony, strengthening friendship and international good-neighborliness.
4. Joining forces to preserve the Eurasian continent in all the diversity of its natural, spiritual, cultural, historical heritage and create safe and comfortable living conditions.
5. Development and implementation of programs, projects, events related to the statutory activities of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and aimed at strengthening cooperation between the peoples of Eurasia.
- awareness of interdependence;
- peacekeeping dialogue;
- development of public diplomacy;
- integration processes;
- approval of interethnic Eurasian communication;
- humanitarian cooperation.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is open for the broadest dialogue and interaction with all who share the ideas of the need for harmonious interaction, coordination and complementary efforts of state and non-state acts in maintaining peace, stability and security, and strengthening friendship between the peoples of Eurasia.