In December 2012 the President of the Russian Multiple Sclerosis Society Yan Vlasov attended a charity concert in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York,

where he met with the mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg. Today our Organisation remains fully represented in New York, and the RuMSS will participate in events, devoted to the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

With the assembly celebrating its 70th anniversary, many of the world`s most important people will attend the UN Headquarters, among whom the Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis. On the 25th of September during the 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly our representatives from «Russian Centre New York» with other organisations in ECOSOC consultative status will meet the Pope and attend his welcome address.

Our country will be represented at the General Assembly by a delegation led by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a general debate that will take place from the 28th of September, the President of Russia will speak before the General Assembly for the first time in 10 years.

The honour of hearing the most important people in the world on the anniversary of the most influential international organisation was given to only 35 public organisations from all over the world. The RuMSS, having ECOSOC consultative status, was given such an honour of participating in planned events.

Pavel Zlobin
Vice President, International Affairs

Translated by Anastasya Savchenkova