Guided by the interests of forming a benevolent, creative Eurasia, preserving and consolidating peace on the continent, representatives of non-governmental organizations, scientific and creative intelligentsia, business community from different countries have established the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly".
THE EURASIAN PEOPLES’ ASSEMBLY
The International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations and citizens with an active life position who share and promote the ideas and values of Eurasian integration, protection of peace, strengthening friendship, harmony, partnership and good neighborliness between peoples.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ASSEMBLY
The main purpose of the Assembly is the formation of a social integration model of the Great Eurasian Partnership of peoples based on spiritual and moral principles, in the name of peace and harmony, through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy.
THE MAIN TASKS OF THE ASSEMBLY:
- development of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly as an important tool of public diplomacy and enhancing its role in the formation of a multipolar world;
- creation of a broad communication platform for interaction between civil society institutions and authorities, uniting people regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion to strengthen the harmony and unity of the peoples of Eurasia;
- the unity of the peoples of Eurasia and the upbringing of the younger generation on the basis of basic spiritual and moral values common to all mankind;
- support of public and state initiatives aimed at preserving peace and harmony, strengthening friendship and interethnic good neighborliness;
- joining efforts to preserve the Eurasian continent in all its diversity of natural, spiritual, cultural, historical assets and create safe and comfortable living conditions;
- introduction of new formats of interaction and creation of effective partnership of the Assembly with civil society institutions and authorities of the Eurasian countries;
- development and implementation of programs, projects and activities related to the statutory activities of the Assembly and aimed at strengthening cooperation between the peoples of Eurasia;
- creation of opportunities and favorable conditions for the use of the resource potential of each person seeking to make a creative contribution to the development of Eurasia.
OUR MAIN TOOLS:
- peacemaking dialogue
- public diplomacy
- integration projects
- forms of interethnic communication
- multifaceted cooperation
OUR WAY is a multi–level model of interaction between peoples, including COOPERATION, COMMUNITY, HARMONY.
EURASIAN PEOPLES’ ASSEMBLY
The Assembly is open for a broad dialogue with everyone who shares the ideas of harmonious interaction, coordination and complementarity of efforts of state and non-state actors in preserving peace and strengthening friendship between the peoples of the Eurasian countries.
The first Congress of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly was held on May 27-30, 2017 in Moscow; it was attended by more than 2,500 representatives from 67 countries.
At the Constituent Assembly on May 27, the governing bodies: the Secretary General, the General Council, the Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly were elected.
Secretary General - Andrey BELYANINOV
First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat - Svetlana SMIRNOVA, Chairman of the Council of the Assembly of Peoples of Russia
Co-Chairs of the General Council:
- Bernard LOZE, Vice-President of the Franco-Russian Dialogue Association (France);
- Igor HALEVINSKY, Chairman of the Council of the Russian Diplomat Association (Russia);
- Dalbir SINGH, Secretary of the Indian National Congress Party, President of the Foundation for Policy and Governance (India).
On July 9, 2021, the General Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly - the general meeting of the Assembly members - was held in Moscow. It is the highest governing body of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly". The event was held with the support of the UN Information Center at the site of the main information partner – TASS.
The General Assembly summed up the results of the organization's activities since its establishment, approved a long-term plan for the next four years, and elected the governing bodies of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.
Andrey Yuryevich BELYANINOV was re-elected Secretary General of the Assembly.
First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat - Svetlana Konstantinovna SMIRNOVA, Chairman of the Council of the Assembly of Peoples of Russia.
The Co-Chairs of the General Council:
- Alexandra Vasilyevna OCHIROVA, Member of the State Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador (Russia)
- Jean-Pierre THOMAS, President of the Russian-European Financial Company (France)
The General Assembly received greetings from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, many leaders of reputable international organizations and associations.
Based on the results of the first four years, we can talk about the first successes and positive results of the organization's activities. The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly continues to be confidently formed as an international platform that affirms the ideology of peace, benevolent good-neighborliness between different countries and peoples.
Three quarters of the world's population lives in Eurasia. Eurasia and the peoples inhabiting it are the cradle of human civilization. This is where modern culture, its material and spiritual values came from. Eurasia is the birthplace of world religions, and the world economy also stands on the economic power of the countries of Europe and Asia. But the main wealth of Eurasia lies in the diversity and uniqueness of the cultures of its peoples, in the basic spiritual and moral values common to all mankind, in the common desire for peace for all peoples.
More than 800 individuals and legal entities, representatives of non-governmental organizations from 53 countries are members of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly: Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Israel, India, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, China, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, France, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, USA.
The members of the Assembly are united by common goals and aspirations to make the world stable, without wars, violence and suffering; common responsibility to history for preserving the achievements of predecessors; responsibility to the future for preserving the ethno-cultural identity of all peoples, spiritual and moral ideals and the transfer of social experience to future generations.
The Declaration of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly spells out the Mission of the Assembly: "Formation of human consciousness of the third millennium, creating and affirming the co-creation of peoples in the name of peace and prosperity." Changing consciousness is a long process, therefore, among the priority areas of public diplomacy used by the Assembly there are:
- Youth diplomacy. Projects for working with children and youth.
- Scientific and educational diplomacy. Education and science projects.
- Cultural and humanitarian diplomacy. Projects dedicated to a common history. Projects based on unifying spiritual and moral values. Projects promoting the unifying Russian language. Cultural exchange and Humanitarian security.
People's trust is the key to success. Common views on the achievements of culture, science and the desire for peace lay the best foundation for strategic economic integration.
The activity program of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly includes various international projects and events.
A number of events organized by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly were held under the support of UNESCO and the UN Information Center.
In March 2021, the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly" was nominated as a candidate for the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, meeting all the criteria for a high-level award.
Among the dozens of projects implemented by the Assembly, the leading megaprojects are: the Days of the Assembly in different countries; the EURASIA KIDS and the IMMORTAL MEMORY.
The holding of the Days of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly contributes to the unification of the efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the development of Eurasian integration processes, the approval of peacemaking ideas, the expansion of international cultural, humanitarian and economic cooperation, the development of business partnerships, the establishment of new business contacts, the signing of agreements and the exchange of experience of representatives of the participating countries of the Days of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the expansion of the organization's peacekeeping mission. The Days of the Assembly were successfully held in France, India, the UAE, Bulgaria, Serbia, Mongolia, and Azerbaijan.
The project "IMMORTAL MEMORY" includes activities aimed at preserving the memory of the Great Patriotic War and World War II. The binding basis of the project is the International Public Forum "Preserving the memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War".
The continuation of the development of activities to perpetuate the Great Memory was the International public action "Garden of Peace" under the slogan "Save the world - Plant a tree - Save the planet". The project was launched by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly together with partners. The indefinite action started on the day of the historic meeting on the Elbe and became a reminder that peace on earth can be established only through joint efforts. Already on the first day of the campaign, participants in 18 countries joined it.
Since the first days of the Assembly establishment, the priority activity of the organization is the ongoing humanitarian project - "EURASIA KIDS", which includes information and cultural exchange between children of the countries of Eurasia. The objectives of the project: to introduce children to the life of peers in different countries, to give children the opportunity to tell themselves about their vision of the world and the surrounding life.
An important area for the Assembly is the formation of the Eurasian Youth Assembly. Many events of the Eurasian Youth Assembly are significant for the younger generation in their content and relevance. They include the annual Eurasian Youth Issyk-Kul Forum “New Generation of Eurasia", the International Friendship School for Schoolchildren in Serbia, ongoing projects: "Friendship Lessons", the challenge "My Way", the Lecture Hall of the Eurasian Youth Assembly, the International Contest "Discover Eurasia", the Eurasian School of Journalism and others.
At the initiative of the Assembly members, specialized councils have been established in a variety of areas, both in the economic and humanitarian spheres. The activities of the specialized councils are carried out by representatives of different countries of Eurasia. This ensures broad public support and interest of the Assembly participants.
The Happiness Department has been established by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. Its main tasks include the organization of cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to increase the happiness index in the countries of Eurasia. Support of public and state initiatives aimed at creating conditions in which the social and personal happiness of the peoples of Eurasia becomes one of the most important criteria for the authority of the state in the international arena.
The annual program of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly includes activities aimed at strengthening integration processes through multifaceted cooperation with partners from different countries of Greater Eurasia. The Great Eurasian Partnership is a new style of building international relations that simultaneously takes into account national and global interests.
The Assembly has concluded more than 140 cooperation agreements with business organizations, chambers of commerce, higher education institutions, foundations, research centers, various public organizations and associations from India, France, Serbia, Greece, Syria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Azerbaijan, England, Italy, Spain, Benin and other countries.
The community of partners is the most effective form of self-organization of the world community based on the cohesion of partners and active joint activities.
The official symbol - the emblem of the Assembly means: two equal-sized, symmetrically reflected forms of blue and yellow colors symbolize two wings. The blue color is a symbol of Europe. Yellow (gold) color is a symbol of Asia. The intersection of these colors gives the green color – a symbol of new beginnings, a life-affirming color of nature, characterizing the revival and renewal of life, reflecting the unity of man with nature and the whole world.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is not just another public international association. The formation and development of the Assembly comes from a conscious need to strengthen integration processes at the public level. Along with the expansion of mutually beneficial economic ties between States within the Eurasian partnership, it is important to simultaneously intensify cultural and humanitarian cooperation between peoples, strengthen the interaction of non-governmental organizations, and create public structures aimed at the community. It is on this affirming, basic principle of the community that the main activity of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is formed.