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Dmitry Medvedev takes part in a plenary meeting of the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference

Mr Ryder, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the Russian Federation, I am glad to greet all participants of the 108thsession of the International Labour Conference that is taking place on the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organisation. The ILO is one of the oldest and, undoubtedly, most reputable international organisations. Since its establishment in 1919, the organisation has been consistently defending workers’ interests, their right to decent working conditions, workplace safety and social protection. The national labour laws of many countries are based on ILO conventions. Of course, Russia is no exception.

Statement by H.E.Mr.Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Office in Geneva on the occasion of the Russian Language Day at WIPO

Dear Director General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Permit me to welcome all those who have come here today to celebrate Russian Language Day, which coincides with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin. Today is the 220th anniversary of the great poet, who became the first among outstanding Russian classical writers, to proclain through their talent the limitless potential of the Russian language: its imagery, beauty, power and richness.

Opening statement by H.E.Mr. Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Office in Geneva on the occasion of the Russian language Day, Palais des Nations, 6 June 2019

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, distinguished colleagues. I would like to cordially welcome you today in this wonderful concert hall of the Palais des Nations. I would like to thank the Director-General, the UNOG Cultural Activities for the opportunity, in accordance with tradition, to gather here all our guests and to celebrate the Russian Language Day, which this year coincides with 220th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, the founder of the modern Russian literary language. The Russian Language Day - one of the most important event not only for the Russian culture, not only for Russia, but also for many countries where Russian is commonly used.

About Yvgeny Khaldey's photo exhibition

On the 7th of May to commemorate the Victory in the Second World War the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva in collaboration with the Association for Media and Press opened the exhibition featuring photographs by Yevgeny Khaldey, a war photographer and naval officer. A very special guest - Anna Khaldey, his daughter. Opening ceremony was held by UN Director General Michael Moller and Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia A.Alimov. The representatives of the Geneva diplomatic corps, Consul General of Russian Federation A.Dorovskikh, media and members of the Russian community attended the remarkable event.

Briefing for representatives of mass-media by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on the issues of preparation to the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Moscow, April 26, 2019

On Monday, April 29, one of the most significant events of this year in the field of non-proliferation and arms control will begin in New York: the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (2020 NPT RevCon PC-3, April 29 - May 10).