The main trends in the global evolution of society, man and his environment in the XXI century are analyzed. It is shown that these trends are revolutionary and in the coming decades will lead to radical transformations in almost all spheres of society. At the same time, the projected changes are both positive and negative and therefore create for the individual and society not only new unprecedented opportunities for its development, but also new challenges, threats and dangers. To effectively counter them, a new worldview of the intellectual elite and scientific education of society are needed. And today these are the most urgent tasks for science, education and culture.
A critical analysis of the new UN strategy for sustainable development for the period up to 2030, adopted at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in 2015, is carried out.it is Shown that this strategy lacks a number of important geopolitical, information and humanitarian problems of global security, without which further sustainable development of civilization is impossible.
The problem of social stability of society, which is considered as an important factor of national and global security, is analyzed. The structure of this problem and the content of its individual components are shown. Examples of quantitative assessment of the level of social stability in the BRICS countries and the Eurasian economic Union, as well as in the USA and Sweden are given. The necessity of the state policy of increasing the level of social stability of the society is shown.
The analysis of the main trends, challenges and threats to the development of civilization in the XXI century and related new strategic objectives of the education system. The structure of this complex problem is given and its most important humanitarian components are highlighted. The special importance of the information direction of the society development is noted, the result of which will be the formation of a new type of civilization – information civilization. Therefore, the study of the basic laws of the formation of this civilization in the education system is an urgent task of the new education system. Another task is the timely training of the elite and leaders of the new generation, the formation of their scientific Outlook and responsibility to society.
The article systematizes and presents information about a major international scientific and practical conference devoted to the problems of sustainable development of the Countries of greater Eurasia. The main emphasis is placed on the results of the conference related to the need to create a single digital platforms as a technological basis for development in the context of new challenges in the information sphere. These challenges are due, on the one hand, to the intensive development of digital technologies in all spheres of activity, on the other hand, to the increased requirements for information security, especially in the context of the strict sanctions policy of the West towards Russia.