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Matvienko spoke at the SCO forum on education and poverty reduction for women
Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko spoke at the forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Education and Poverty Reduction among Women. The All-China Women's Federation organized an event in Beijing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SCO.
According to the press service of Roscongress, in the video message Matvienko noted that the authority of the SCO and its influence are tangible in all spheres.
“The digitalization of the economy, the development of robotics, artificial intelligence are designed to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life of people. And this is impossible without achieving gender equality and full participation of women, ”she said.
She also emphasized the special role of the SCO University, noting that the purpose of its creation is to develop integration processes in the educational sphere, expand opportunities for youth.
“The People's Republic of China and its Chairman Xi Jinping make a significant contribution to the advancement of the women's agenda, the practical solution of problems both in their country and in the international arena. One cannot fail to note the contribution of China to reducing the level of poverty in the world, ”added Valentina Matvienko.
According to the chairman of the Federation Council, Russia is ready to share the best practices and measures that have made it possible to avoid a crisis in the health care system, a large-scale lockdown, a disruption of the educational process and a surge in poverty.
The forum participants were also addressed by the spouse of the head of the People's Republic of China, UNESCO Special Envoy for Supporting the Education of Girls and Women Peng Liyuan and Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the National People's Congress, Chairman of the All-China Federation of Women Shen Yueyue, wife of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ziroat Mirzieva, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Matlubahon Sattorien, wife of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Masumeh Ebtekar, UN Deputy Secretary General Pumzile Mlambo-Ngkuka, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Novrov.
Valentina Matvienko recalled the forthcoming third Eurasian Women's Forum.
“His Council works on a permanent basis. More than two dozen projects with international participation are being implemented. They, in particular, are aimed at the introduction of social contracts, the development of women's entrepreneurship, the involvement of women in the field of high technologies. We will continue our work there, including on the topics raised at the SCO forum, ”Matvienko said.