Demography as a Factor in Global Politics: Current Trends

08 Jun , 12:00–13:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Congress Centre, conference hall D4

The demographic problem is not limited to the birth and mortality rates. Population replacement, changes in its structure, the increase in life expectancy, and migration are becoming fundamental issues in the development strategies of most countries. Non-standard and systemic solutions are moving to centre stage. What kind of opportunities are opening up due to the fact that the population is ageing, and how can high growth rates be maintained? What measures can boost the birth rate and reduce poverty? How much can supporting women increase economic activity in general?

Andras Horvai, Country Director, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group

Alanna Armitage, Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Aleksey Vovchenko, First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Anton Drozdov, Chairman of the Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
Olga Zakharova, Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Anna Kuznetsova, Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights
Maria Morozova, General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation; Head of Senior Citizen Section, Council on Guardianship Issues in the Social Sphere under the Government of the Russian Federation
Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
Elizaveta Oleskina, Director, Old Age for Joy Charitable Foundation
Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Caroline Hickson, Regional Director of the European Network, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Sergey Scherbov, Director of Demographic Analysis, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

Front row participants
Leila Namazova-Baranova, Chair of the Executive Committee, Union of Pediatricians of Russia
Aleksandra Posarac, Lead Economist, Leader of the Program of Social Protection in the Russian Federation, World Bank Group
Vera Shcherbina, First Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory