Ulyanovsk Demographic Summit (Sept. 12) A World Congress of Families Regional Event
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Ulyanovsk International Demographic Summit: Enhancing the Regional Dimension of the Family Policy is a World Congress of Families Regional Event and will be held September 12th in Russia.
The Demographic Summit, in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, will be an important international, inter-religious conference with the participation of leading social scientists, public figures and businessmen from around the world as well as the best Russian demographers and sociologists.
The Governor of Ulyanovsk region, Sergey Morozov, is one of the most active supporters of family-friendly policies in Russia, and has introduced many effective demographic measures that have boosted birth rates in the region. Mr. Morozov has initiated the Ulyanovsk International Demographic Summit in order to share the best practices in the field of the family and demographic policies and to encourage an exchange of ideas between leading international and Russian experts in the field.
The Summit will cover a wide range of issues relating to the demography and family policy, including an in-depth analysis of the worldwide demographic crisis and successful family policies. Organizers hope the Ulyanovsk region will become the pilot for the effective implementation of family policy (this experience could then be used in other regions of Russia, as well as on the federal level), and the first Russian region to be rated as "family-friendly" (FamilyPolicy.ru think tank will do ratings of the family-friendly businesses, universities and regions).
WCF Communications Director Don Feder will represent the Congress and speak on "The Cultural Roots of Demographic Winter." In the past four years, Feder has spoken on the phenomenon of rapidly declining birthrates at conferences and forums in Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, Trinidad, Latvia, Australia and Russia.
Other speakers include John Mueller (Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics and Director of the Economics and Ethics Program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a WCF Partner), Anatoly Antonov (a professor at Moscow State Lomonosov University, a leading Russian demographer and sociologist and a founding father of WCF), Alexey Komov (President of the FamilyPolicy.ru Advocacy Group and WCF Representative in Russia and the CIS) and Pavel Parfentiev (Chairman of the Pan-Russian organization For Family Rights).
A Ulyanovsk Resolution and the results of the Ulyanovsk Summit will be announced at the press conference at the Interfax news agency in Moscow on September 14 with the participation of the Governor Morozov, Antonov, Komov, Feder, Mueller, Parfentiev and other Summit speakers and representatives of the Russian pro-family movement.
Ulyanovsk International Demographic Summit (which will take place at The Imperial Club Deluxe Hotel) is part of the preparation for the proposed World Congress of Families VIII in Moscow in 2014 in the Kremlin Conference Center (www.worldcongress.ru
The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society (www.profam.org) is located in Rockford, Illinois and is an independent, non-profit research and education center that provides sound scholarship and effective strategies to affirm and defend the natural family, thus renewing a stable and free society. The Howard Center is the publisher of the journal, "The Family In America" and is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families (WCF) project which is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and inter-faith people of goodwill from more than 80 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw, Poland (2007) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009). World Congress of Families VI was held in Madrid, Spain in May 25-27, 2012. World Congress of Families VII will be held in Sydney, Australia, May 15-18, 2013, www.wcfsydney2013.org.au.