The Global Policy Forum “Modern state in the age of social diversity” was held on September 7-8, 2011 in Yaroslavl. The Forum brought together over 450 participants from 35 countries. The Forum events were covered by more than 400 representatives of 198 Mass Media from 25 countries.

President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and President of Turkey Abdullah Gül delivered addresses on September 8, 2011 in the Global Policy Forum.

The plenary sessions and sections of the Global Policy Forum were attended by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Valery Zorkin, Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Vladimir Lukin; Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nicholay Bordyuzha; Representative of the Russian Federation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Dmitry Rogozin; Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russian Federation Vladimir Churov; President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin; President of the Republic of Dagestan Magomedsalam Magomedov; Speaker of the Basque Parliament Arantza Quiroga (Spain); Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Li Jinhua (China); former US presidential national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (USA); UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova (Bulgaria); Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes (Great Britain); Federal Chancellor of Austria in 2000-2007 Wolfgang Schüssel (Austria); Professor at Princeton University, 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Paul Krugman(USA).

A great number of briefings and press conferences of Russian and foreign public figures and politicians, prominent experts in economics, public administration, global politics and international law as well as presentations of books and reports on the main issues of the Global Policy Forum were held within the framework of this Forum. The experts continued to debate problems raised in the plenary sessions and sections during informal discussion panels upon completion of the Global Policy Forum on September, 8.

The Global Policy Forum was held in Yaroslavl for the third time. President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Prime Minister of France François Fillon took part in the international conference “The Modern State and Global Security” on September 14, 2009. President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama were among the participants of the Global Policy Forum “The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency” held on September 9-10, 2010 in Yaroslavl.

“Polylog” CG acted as the Technical Directorate of the Forum for the third time, providing the participants and the media with a full range of management activities on accommodation, transport services, catering and site development. Besides, “Polylog” CG arranged the media support at the stage of organization and preparation of the Global Policy Forum, including presentation activities, media accreditation, organization of briefings and press conferences at the Forum venue as well as the work of the International Press Center.

“Polylog” CG would like to thank its partners, media partners of the Global Policy Forum for cooperation, professionalism and responsibility that contributed greatly to the organization of the Forum at a high level.