Yury Sayamov



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Head of the UNESCO Chair, Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Short Bio:

Dr. Yury Sayamov is known as a student leader, diplomat, scientist, and public figure. In 1970 -1977 he was Vice-President of the International Union of Students, Member of the Consultative Group on Youth and Students at the Director-General of UNESCO. Since 1978 he was working as a diplomat, 1 st Secretary of the USSR Embassy in Prague, Deputy Permanent Delegate of the USSR at UNESCO. From March 1989 – First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Soviet Scientists. From 1993 – Vice-President of the Association of International Cooperation. From 2004 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations of the Moscow City Government, Councilor to the Mayor of Moscow. Since 2010 – Head of UNESCO Chair. In 2013-2018 was a Councilor to the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and participated in the elaboration of the present Global Agenda till 2030.