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The UNIDO Center joins Rosatom’s youth initiative as a partner

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Center in the Russian Federation supported the Impact Team 2050, an international youth team initiated by Rosatom.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Center in the Russian Federation, which is part of the global network of UNIDO Offices for the Promotion of Investments and Technologies, has become a media partner of the Impact Team 2050, Rosatom’s global initiative.

The Impact Team 2050 will represent the voice of youth in developing the green agenda. It will promote ideas and support projects in sustainable development initiated by young people from all over the world. Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev announced the launch of the initiative on December 1, 2021. The Impact Team 2050 will include 15 young visionaries aged 18-25, representing 7 continents.

The cooperation provides for interaction in a number of areas related to the implementation of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030. The potential areas of cooperation include UNIDO’s expert participation in the selection of candidates for the Impact Team 2050. “UNIDO is open to industrial development initiatives in all 170 countries where our organization operates. We are very glad that Rosatom is joining in addressing our objectives,” said Sergey Korotkov, head of the UNIDO Center in Russia.

“Partnership with international organizations in the implementation of humanitarian projects is extremely important for us. Rosatom is already a member of the UN Global Compact; cooperation with the UNIDO Center in Russia is our next important step. I am confident that our global partnership with youth will be a role model for other Russian and international companies UNIDO cooperates with,” said Gulnara Bikkulova, Deputy CEO of the Rosatom Corporate Academy.

According to a study by Rosatom, Generation Z, people born between 1995 and 2003, are concerned about the problems of sustainable development. The team of researchers analyzed young people’s social media posts on environmental issues, social injustice, poverty, and inequality. As a result, they identified the most popular hashtags used by Gen Z in developing markets. The study covered China, India, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

The Rosatom researchers found out that Gen Z is mostly concerned about conserving biodiversity (#conservation), access to water (#savewater), affordable and renewable energy sources (#renewableenergy). Another popular hashtag is #youth.

The research on social media posts was done as a part of Rosatom’s initiative, the Impact Team 2050, set to launch by March 1, 2022, with a focus on problems of sustainable development.


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). UNIDO’s mission is to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development and to assist in international industrial cooperation.

About the Impact Team 2050

The Impact Team 2050 is a global partnership between youth and Rosatom; it is an international youth team working to ensure sustainable transformation of the world in the interests of youth. The Impact Team members will provide advice to Rosatom’s executives on the implementation of Rosatom’s Vision 2030 global strategy, as well as act as a pipeline supporting youth initiatives around the world. The Impact Team 2050 will first meet in 2022 at the International Youth Nuclear Congress in Sochi. You can apply to participate in the Impact Team 2050 on the website:

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