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Second meeting of working group to prepare State Council Presidium meeting on implementing national demographic policy

March 28, 2019

Presidential Aide and State Council Secretary Igor Levitin and Novgorod Region Governor, Chair of the State Council Working Group on Social Policy Andrei Nikitin held a meeting of the working group to review material for an extended meeting of the State Council Presidium on implementing national demographic policy.

The meeting was attended by First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection Alexei Vovchenko, the heads of Russian regions and their deputies responsible for social policy, as well as representatives of the concerned federal executive bodies, research organisations and think tanks.

Andrei Nikitin presented the draft report prepared by the drafting committee, containing a review of demography-related problems Russia is facing, and offering solutions. The meeting participants approved the draft report with reservations and put forward proposals regarding measures to increase birth rates, improve reproductive health and promote women’s employment.

March 28, 2019