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International "roundtable" of the NGO's experts, February 16, 2006

Opening of the meeting. Report from the spot.


Moscow, 16th February. Representatives of the Russian and foreign nongovernmental organizations gathered in Moscow to work out recommendations for the coming G8 Summit in St Petersburg this summer.

These consultations usually take the form of a round table to clarify the civil society opinions on the key subjects of the Summit agenda. This time the topic are the following education, infectious disease control and energy security. The coordinator of the project is Ella Pamfilova, the chairman of the President Counsel on the Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights Development.

Opening todays meeting she pointed out that participation of the foreign NGOs will help the Russian community which has no experience in the organization of such consultations and find their place in such an important process.

Pamfilova invited the participants to take part in the International Forum that will take place on the 9-10th March. G8 countries Sherpas have already agreed to meet with the representatives of the Russian NGOs and hopefully, well have something to say to them by then, she pointed out.


Pamfilova assured that Russian NGOs will do everything possible to provide for the ground to discuss different opinions on the key matters to be discussed by the G8 leaders during Russian presidency.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group