Andrey Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly mentioned this in his greeting to the organizers and participants of the International Online Forum “Dialogue between Generations: a Multipolar World for the Future”, dedicated to the End of the Second World War and the establishment of the United Nations.
Andrey Belyaninov, in particular, noted:
- The End of the Second World War and the establishment of the United Nations (UN) - these events are inextricably linked in world history. The establishment of the UN is the result of a Great Victory of humanity over the most terrible threat: the threat to peace. For the first time, the States of the Earth have come together to strengthen peace, maintain security, and cooperate in a variety of areas.
In a video message at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, the Russian President noted that the UN fulfils its main mission (protecting the world) with dignity, but, like any international organization, the UN “should not become rigid”, but “should adapt to the realities of the modern world, which becomes more complex, multipolar, multidimensional”. In this modern world, the diplomatic role of non-governmental organizations has significantly increased and, accordingly, the assessment of the effectiveness of public diplomacy tools changes. Public diplomacy becomes one of the most dynamic areas of world politics and plays a key role in ensuring trust and mutual understanding between States and peoples in finding ways to jointly overcome the current global crisis and effectively confront new threats.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly considers public diplomacy as the main tool in finding those points of support that will not allow humanity to slide back to another world war. Recently we celebrated the International Day of Peace. This year we held our traditional annual event in an online format for the first time. And, of course, in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, we talked a lot about these great events. This year, the Assembly united all commemorative events and actions on this topic in an International Mega-project “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”. “Together” is the key word for our organization, and it should be the key word for all of humanity. It is thanks to “together” that we can finally come to global peace and harmony. It is for “together” that the UN was established.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is three years old. We have crossed the very threshold after which it is possible to initiate the procedure for obtaining consultative status with the UN and UNESCO, which is important for any non-governmental organization. We have many things that coincide with the sustainable development goals and that we could contribute to achieving these goals.
I thank the organizers of the International Online Forum “Dialogue between Generations: a Multipolar World for the Future”, and I thank the Council for Science and Continuing Education of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly for the initiative to hold the event.