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Oct 27, 2020

Dubai Cares launches e-platform for teachers in Paraguay

50,000 students will get access to quality education through the programme
Oct 26, 2020

UAE is presenting message of peace to world, to work together for a better world: Nahyan bin Mubarak

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, confirmed that he is pleased to join this celebration organised yesterday by World Government Summit in cooperation with United Nations, UN, on the occasion of the 75th celebration of the founding of this honourable international organisation in 1945.
Sep 18, 2020

Liberalizing capital, trade, and labor markets are keys to accelerating post-pandemic recovery in Middle East

At a private CEO Dialogue on post-pandemic challenges and opportunities in the Middle East—convened by the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East in partnership with the World Government Summit and Majid Al Futtaim—there was agreement among participants that the region presents appealing demographics for economic growth and that the pandemic has underscored the need to accelerate economic diversification.
Jun 25, 2020

ADNOC CEO joins leading investors at World Government Summit to discuss regional and global investment dynamics

The UAE Government held a series of knowledge workshops and specialist sessions aimed at reinforcing the capacities of government working teams in Costa Rica for the post-COVID-19 era.
Jun 22, 2020

Diversity helps UAE fight coronavirus: Minister

The UAE's cultural and demographic diversity has been a secret ingredient in the war against Covid-19, said the country's health minister.
Jun 22, 2020

Coronavirus: 'None of us are safe until all of us are safe,' says WHO chief Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus

Director General of the World Health Organisation issues a stark warning at the World Government Summit Virtual Health Forum
Feb 12, 2019

A.I. advances and world trade take centre stage at 7th World Government Summit

The 7th World Government Summit, which took place on 10th - 12th February in Dubai, took in a range of topics that are expected to be of interest to governments and governance in the near future.
Feb 12, 2019

Qlue wins Best M-Government Service award at World Government Summit

Complaint-handling smartphone application Qlue won the Best Mobile Government Service award in the Public Empowerment Category at the seventh installment of the World Government Summit held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 10-12.
Feb 12, 2019

Carrot Wins Global Innovation Award At World Government Summit

Carrot Rewards, the Canadian startup that revolutionized the promotion of public wellness, was just announced as the global winner of the OECD's 2019 Edge of Government Award.
Feb 12, 2019

WGS 2019: Harrison Ford – Climate Change is the Greatest Moral Crisis of Our Time

Actor and conservationist Harrison Ford said climate change presents humanity in the 21st century with its most urgent moral crisis in an impassioned speech at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai today.
Feb 12, 2019

World Government Summit 2019 Award honoured

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended today a ceremony to honour winners of the Global Universities Challenges, held as part of the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai.
Feb 12, 2019

UNICEF Executive Director concludes visit to the UAE

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore concluded a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates during which she attended the annual World Government Summit and met with senior leaders from Government and the private sector.
Feb 10, 2019

World Government Summit 2019: Afghanistan takes home Best Minister Award

Title in recognition of Dr Ferozuddin Feroz's efforts to better his country
Feb 10, 2019

World Government Summit 2019: You lose when you give up, says Imran Khan

Pakistani PM shares his plans for governance - and some life lessons
Feb 26, 2018

WGS 2018: Industry Leaders Urge Economies to Focus on Coding and Problem-Solving Skills

Panelists laud the UAE Government's One Million Arab Coders Initiative as a unique and forward-looking effort Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Up to 800 million workers, amounting to a fifth of the global labor force, might lose their jobs because of automation by 2030, according to a McKinsey report. While the prospect of technological change is often daunting, it is also presenting new opportunities for economies to upskill workforces and prepare them for tomorrow's business environment.
Feb 19, 2018

WGS 2018: Can We Create a Pandemic-Free World? "Strengthening health systems is the best way to safeguard against health crises," says WHO Head

Dubai-UAE: 13 February 2018 - "Strategic investments in health systems globally, along with improved preparedness, surveillance and response capabilities can all help us in our mission towards a pandemic-free world," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), at a talk titled 'Can We Create a Pandemic Free World?' on the second day of the World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018) today.
Feb 19, 2018

Equipping Youth with the Right Skills is Key for Future

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Alliances between universities and the private sector, training centers and continuous upskilling will be vital elements in preparing the next generation for the modern digital era, said Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer at SAP, at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

Juan Enriquez Explores Post-Humanism and Being Human in the Next Century

Dubai-UAE: 13 February 2018 - At the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018), Juan Enriquez, eminent futurist and author of Evolving Ourselves, a paradigm-shifting account of how evolution is no longer driven just by nature but also by human choices, explored the possibilities of what the future could hold for humanity.
Feb 19, 2018

Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former President Nelson Mandela

Mandela's widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone's view is valid Dubai-UAE: 13 February 2018 - Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled 'The Mandela I Knew" at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
Feb 19, 2018

WGS 2018: Cryptocurrencies are Here to Stay

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - 'Is the Future of Cryptocurrencies Gold or Dust?' was the theme of a breakout session held on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

Malcolm Gladwell Explains Theory of 'Puzzles and Mysteries' in Relation to Governments and National Security

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Building on the theory of puzzles and mysteries by Gregory Treverton, one of America's top authorities on national intelligence, globally acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell explained the paradigm shift in the way governments approach data, on day three of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

RTA announces Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

● The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation ● Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019 ● Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University ● Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility The Roads and Transport Authority - Mohammed Al Munji:
Feb 19, 2018

World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give way to regional and bilateral trade

" Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure " Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today's international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holistic Approach

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: Dubai is a global model for clean energy and green economy Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - A holistic view of the energy sector is driving innovation at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

Talented University Students from around the World offer Roadmaps to Implementing UAE Centennial 2071 Goals

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Some of the brightest minds at top graduate schools of public policy and business administration from across the world engaged in the unique Global Universities Challenge on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today. The lively dialogue included participation from more than 100 students from 17 renowned universities such as Harvard Business School, Imperial College London, University of Oxford and Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
Feb 19, 2018

WGS 2018 Explores Meaning of Citizenship, Government, Country

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - In an increasingly borderless world, what does it mean to be a citizen, a government and a country? questioned Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer at global design firm IDEO, on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

Futurists at World Government Summit 2018 Identify Knowledge, Information and Care as Drivers of Future Economies

Dubai-UAE: 13 February 2018 - "The world is being dematerialized and as we have fewer resources at our disposal, we will need more knowledge economies driven by information and ideas. The UAE intuitively gets that," said Ramez Naam, author and futurist at the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank focusing on scientific progress and exponential technologies, on the closing day of the World Government Summit 2018.
Feb 19, 2018

The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 19, 2018

United Nations E-government Roundtable Explores Effective Frameworks to Enhance Digital Economy in the Arab World

Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 - Internet usage, big data, cybersecurity, business usage of ICT and the empowerment of citizens across the Arab world were some of the key themes explored at the E-government Roundtable, held as part of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today. The event was led by experts from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), showcasing its efforts to support the enhancement of an innovative and progressive digital Arab region.
Feb 19, 2018

WGS 2018: Children Must be Given Skills and Tools to Work with Technology of the Future Will.i.am: Invest in human intelligence

Dubai-UAE: 13 February 2018 - At the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018), His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, held a discussion with musician Will.i.am on 'Access to Technology and Development'. Will.i.am, best known as founder of the band Black Eyed Peas, is a vocal advocate of STEM education, and passionate about helping students of all ages to have access to quality education.
Feb 19, 2018

Release Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focused on Augmented Humanity and not Augmented Reality

" The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work " Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs " 75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable " Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes
Feb 19, 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls for 7th Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 17-19, 2019

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi: " The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments " WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future " The World Government Summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE's global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations
Feb 13, 2018

World Undergoing Shifting Reality with Rise of Populism, Migration and Technology, Says Renowned Political Economist Fukuyama

Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 - The old bipolar order of capitalism versus communism is dead "and is giving way to a world that is based on identity," said renowned political economist Dr Francis Fukuyama on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Feb 13, 2018

Global Policy Platform Attempts to Find Balance Between Cooperation and Competition in Trade

Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The final Global Policy Platform on day two of the World Government Summit discussed multilateral, bilateral and regional approaches to trade at a high-level panel that also explored ways to encourage better cooperation.
Feb 13, 2018

Experts Urge Governments to Take a Leading Role in AI and Robotics for the Benefit of Society

Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 - The powerful potential of robotics in all aspects of life was under the spotlight in the sessions 'Can We Govern AI' and 'Why Governments Need to Invest in Robotics and AI' on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Moderated by His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, the 'father of self-driving cars' Sebastian Thrun attempted to answer the question: 'Can we Govern AI?'.
Feb 13, 2018

Highlights Role of Citizens in Co-creating Government Services

Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 - It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In her opening remarks in a session titled 'Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens', Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.
Feb 13, 2018

How Advances in Education Technology (EdTech) and Emotional Intelligence are Critical for Learning in the 21st Century

Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 - Experts in education and learning participated in a conversation at the World Government Summit (WGS 2018), outlining the opportunities and challenges faced by governments to redefine the process of learning to the country's advantage. Max Ventilla, entrepreneur and CEO of AltSchool, focused on the topic of education technology (EdTech), while psychologist and neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson outlined the importance of wellbeing as a life skill.
Feb 13, 2018

Outcomes of Sustainable Development Goals Discussions Remain Positive

Dubai-UAE: 10 February, 2018 - Held in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, and part of the SDGs In Action 2018 program, a high-level panel examined a wide range of topics related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From the progress already being made, through working together to finding solutions to issues that are still a big concern, such as combating poverty.
Feb 09, 2018

UAE well ahead of curve in making happiness reality: WGS 2018 Report

DUBAI, 8th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Happiness is a subject taken very seriously in the modern world. On the global level, a movement to consider, evaluate and measure happiness and well-being among individuals and societies has gained increasing momentum in recent years.
Feb 09, 2018

World-Renowned Officials to Attend ‘SDGs In Action 2018’ Forum

DUBAI, 8th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Committee on the Sustainable Developmental Goals announced today that global high-profile participants will be attending this year’s ‘SDGs In Action event’, that will take place on February 10th, 2018 in a pre-summit gathering right before the World Government Summit 2018.
Feb 09, 2018

UAE Ambassador receives Indian official

NEW DELHI, 31st January, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of India, has met with Sanjay Verma, Chief of Protocol at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. They discussed a number of issues of mutual interest. The UAE diplomat highlighted the high-profile meetings held recently including exchange of visits between government officials of both countries. He also highlighted the efforts exerted by the UAE and India to promote ties to higher levels.
Feb 09, 2018

UAE youth participate in World Government Summit 2018

DUBAI, 30th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, has applauded the great turnout from young Emiratis for the "SDGs in Action 2018" event, set to take place on 10th February, 2018, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit, to engage the youth in SDG plans and programmes.
Feb 09, 2018

World Government Summit to tackle artificial intelligence

DUBAI, 6th February 2018 (WAM) - Today's Artificial Intelligence (AI) can fly a drone, drive cars, park vehicles, detect cancer, predict crop yield, warn of super storms, schedule personal meetings, become a personal trainer, trade stocks and even beat you at Candy Crush! No longer relegated to the realm of possibilities, Sci-Fi movies and intellectual forums, AI is real, it’s here and it has infiltrated our lives. From self-driving cars to popular digital assistants such as Siri and Alexa, every cutting-edge innovation that is an integral part of our lives today incorporates artificial intelligence at some level.
Feb 07, 2018

Landmark Group confirmed as retail partner of World Government Summit and partner of Global Dialogue for Happiness

Dubai-UAE: 6 February, 2018 - Organisers of the World Government Summit, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, have named Landmark Group, a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, as retail partner of the event and also exclusive partner of the Global Dialogue for Happiness. The second pre-WGS Global Dialogue for Happiness takes place on February 10, bringing together 500 government officials, decision makers and experts in a day dedicated to the advancement of human happiness around the world. The World Government Summit, which runs from February 11-13, is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide.
Feb 03, 2018

PM Modi at 6th World Government Summit UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the keynote speaker at the sixth World Government Summit which will kick off on February 11, bringing together more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries.
Feb 02, 2018

World Government Summit 2018

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the sixth edition of the World Government Summit, WGS 2018, will run from 11th to 13th February 2018.
Feb 16, 2017

Public acceptance a major challenge to nuclear power

Nuclear power is cited as a tool to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the production of electricity, but public acceptance remains a major challenge, the World Government Summit heard.
Feb 16, 2017

Governments need to take page out of venture capitalist playbook, says LinkedIn founder

Global governments need to take a page out of the venture capitalist playbook and adopt risk portfolios to ensure their successful evolution, said the Executive Chairman of LinkedIn.
Feb 16, 2017

Autonomous driving could be here in two years

The world could see the commercial use of autonomous driving within the next two years, said the Chief Executive Officer of Zendrive, on the last day of the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai.
Feb 16, 2017

The courage to change digitisation could bring peace and prosperity

Digitisation has the potential to propel economies in the Middle East, and elsewhere, into a bright future, as long as governments and companies have the courage to dream and innovate, John Chambers, Executive Chairman & former CEO of CISCO Systems, told delegates during the final day of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Slovenia entrusts its future in digitisation with a human face

Slovenian success is focused on an innovating society while respecting the country’s values and natural surroundings, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, told the World Government Summit (WSG) 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Governments, a university and charitable app awarded for pioneering tech

Governments from around the world, a university and a charitable giving app were awarded for their efforts in pioneering tech and smart services on the final day of the World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Heart attacks will be commonplace in young people without fundamental change

Doctors in developed countries will routinely treat people in their late teens and 20s for cardiovascular disease if current trends continue, the 2017 World Government Summit heard.
Feb 16, 2017

100% of UAE desalinated water production to use clean energy by 2030

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) aims to expand its water production by 36 per cent using reverse osmosis said the Managing Director of the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) on the final day of the World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 14, 2017

Sir Suma Chakrabarti: Private sector is key for growth of MENA region

Corruption, political instability, unreliable electricity supplies, poor access to finance, skills gaps and excessive red tape, are what stunt the growth of the private sector in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.
Feb 14, 2017

Elon Musk warns global governments about the future

Global governments should keep a close watch on the progress of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is adopted across nations, warned Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
Feb 14, 2017

Passenger drones to take to Dubai skies in summer 2017

Passenger drones could be seen in the skies above Dubai as early as July 2017, according to the city’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).
Feb 14, 2017

Traffic could be a thing of the past in five years, says Uber founder

One of the goals of Uber is to improve cities and the lives of people who live in them by eliminating traffic from the roads, the 2017 World Government Summit heard.
Feb 14, 2017

We must act on climate change to avoid catastrophic impacts

In addition to the higher temperatures and more violent storms, Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, said climate change was a factor in world conflicts.
Feb 14, 2017

The secret of happiness lies in a two-minute email

A way to make yourself happy is to sit down once a day and send a two-minute email to someone you know, praising them, said a happiness expert.
Feb 14, 2017

Invest in education to harness world’s ultimate renewable energy

To capitalise on the world’s ultimate renewable energy, we need renewed investment in education, said the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Feb 14, 2017

Platform for Education launched in Dubai

A new Platform for Education will meet every year at the World Government Summit to find ways to address a mismatch between the skills taught in schools and those required in the labour market.
Feb 13, 2017

Countries need to adopt the Paris climate deal and a ‘third way’ to rescue development

Speaking on Day Two of the World Government Summit 2017, Prof Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics & Professor at Columbia University, proposed taxes on countries failing the Paris climate deal, and eradication of inequality.
Feb 13, 2017

Activate the next generation of global citizens through design

The way to activate the next generation of youth, citizens and learners is by using design, said the chief creative officer of Ideo – an international design and consulting firm.
Feb 13, 2017

MIT launches initiative to empower radical entrepreneurs

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently launched an initiative called ‘The Engine’ that seeks to empower radical entrepreneurs with the comprehensive support needed to develop their biggest and most transformative ideas.
Feb 13, 2017

Bring back the spiritual element of Islam to tackle radicalisation, Summit hears

The Islamic curriculum is being delivered without the spiritual element of the religion that preaches the love of good, said the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Tolerance.
Feb 13, 2017

Income gap a conflict trap

World trade may have grown exponentially over the years; wages though haven’t, leaving plenty of room for disillusion and mistrust in the global economy, Alan Krueger, professor of economics and public policy, told delegates on Day Two of the World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 13, 2017

International relations to change as countries are forced to look inward

The nature of world relations was bound to go into reverse, as technocratic multi-lateral institutions have started failing at solving the world’s problems, according to Dr George Friedman, geopolitical forecaster, who was speaking during Day Two of the World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 13, 2017

Liquid borders lead to new power plays

Globalisation is far from over, but it is leading to new power plays, according to Parag Khanna, author and international affairs expert, speaking on Day Two of the World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 13, 2017

Tackling food waste begins with every individual on Earth

If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2), said the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Feb 13, 2017

It starts with the family, but government should inspire youth to innovate

Innovation starts with young thinkers, but they need support for their ideas to see the light, according to young innovators speaking their minds at World Government Summit 2017.
Feb 13, 2017

Sustainable development imperative to ensure peace

The director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called upon the world to continue implementing SDGs to combat violence, and on her own organisation to look at he big picture to find ways to foster peace.
Feb 13, 2017

Prioritise mental health at government level to achieve happiness

Governments around the world need to prioritise the combat of mental health issues, given that happiness indexes indicate most people generally desire good health to be happy – particularly mental health.
Feb 13, 2017

Recipe for a long, healthy life boils down to nine traits

The most cost-effective way to achieve the wellbeing of a population is to have governments adopt policies based on the nine common denominators that promote longevity.
Feb 12, 2017

UAE praised for its role as a business hub of the Middle East

Japan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs congratulated the UAE on its success in creating a diverse economy.
Feb 12, 2017

UAE is an example of how all nationalities can work together – Prime Minister of Japan

The UAE was praised by the Prime Minister of Japan for its efforts in creating an open society and being a place where all nationalities can work together.
Feb 12, 2017

IMF director lauds Sheikh Mohammed efforts to thrust happiness at centre of global debate

International Monetary Fund (IMF) director, Christine Lagarde, praised His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s effort to thrust the wellbeing and happiness of people at the centre of the global debate.
Feb 12, 2017

Anti-globalisation sentiments just a phase

The current unstable climate will pass. That's according to the chairman of Dubai's biggest trade operators.
Feb 12, 2017

Get off social media and get things done

Social media addiction is costing the world time, creativity and knowledge, according to Robin Sharma, author and leadership expert, who imparted advice on becoming a great leader during the first day of the World Government Summit (WSG) 2017.
Feb 12, 2017

Combat value driven extremism through counter engagement and not just narrative

ISIS is a classical state revolution, and to call it just a terror organisation is delusional, anthropologist, Scott Atran, said on the day one of the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai.
Feb 12, 2017

Violent extremists are not psychopathic

Decades of research has uncovered that terrorists are neither schizophrenic, depressed, anxious or psychopathic, but simply experiencing a mental motivational imbalance, it was revealed on day one of the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai. Professor Arie Kruglanski, Distinguished Professor of Psychology from the University of Maryland said extremism, whether geared towards the far right or left, is a wilful deviation from general norms of conduct, driven by a motivational imbalance, where everything performed because of that motivation becomes permissible.
Feb 12, 2017

Eradicate ignorance by liberating your mind

Education cannot eradicate ignorance in the Muslim world, but instead serves to enroot it within the mind – since education systems only serve to reinforce the inherent values of specific societies – said writer and thinker, Ibrahim Al-Buleihi on Day One of the 2017 World Government Summit.
Feb 12, 2017

Onus on Muslim world to tackle Islamic extremism

Muslims and the Islamic world must shoulder the responsibility of tackling terrorist extremism by understanding the origins of politicised Islam, said writer and political analyst, Abdulla Bajad Al-Otaibi, during Day One of the 2017 World Government Summit in Dubai.
Feb 12, 2017

Senegalese delegate receives ‘Best Minister’ award at World Government Summit 2017

Minister of Health and Social Action from the Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency Awa Marie Coll-Seck, was bestowed with the ‘Best Minister Award’ during Day One of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2017 in Dubai.
Feb 12, 2017

Young people and women key to acting on regional challenges

Governments must empower young people and women, said the deputy secretary general of the Organisation for the Economic Cooperation Development (OECD).
Feb 12, 2017

Learning networks should take over traditional university degrees

As universities fail to address ever-changing job descriptions, companies are taking over the role of education, requiring the need for embracing new learning networks, Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University, told delegates during Day One of the 2017 World Government Summit.
Feb 12, 2017

Technology is a game-changer in medical diagnosis

Super computer Watson, created by IBM, has the potential to revolutionise medicine according to Steve Kotler, author of 'Bold' and 'Tomorrowland'.
Feb 12, 2017

‘Surveillance must be separated from espionage’ - privacy expert

Privacy expert Bruce Schneier told delegates at Day One of the 2017 World Government Summit that the current generation will be judged on the way they deal with the handling of data created by smartphone and internet use.
Feb 12, 2017

Follow Gen Z example of transparency to create communities, summit hears

Generation Z demands greater transparency than ever, the Day One of the World Government Summit heard.
Feb 12, 2017

Set curricula squashes student talent

The scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania reckons that intelligence tests should be replaced by imagination tests to predict and ‘coach’ the real talents of the future.
Feb 12, 2017

‘Play and learn’ methodology wins battle with violence

In regions troubled with violence, teachers can transform feelings of anger and hatred into love and joy, but need government support, Hanan Al-Hroub, recipient of the Global Teacher Prize Award in 2016, told delegates during Day 1 of the 2017 World Government Summit.
Feb 12, 2017

Governments need to ‘talk’ science for future success

Festival, pointed to the importance of creating a culture of discovery in the world. “Science is the rational basis for truth governments need to celebrate that in public, it’s our guide to the future. Beyond supporting research government also needs to foster the public perception of what science is about by creating public educational events,” he said during Day One of the 2017 World Government Summit. Dr Greene suggested that governments funding science projects in their own countries was vital, and suggested that international collaboration perhaps represented a new way of global conversation among governments. As an example, he referred to existing successful international cooperation on monitoring big bang waves in the universe.
Feb 12, 2017

World Government Summit 2017: Governments must work together to meet global challenges

Governments need to navigate the backlash against globalisation and resist the building of walls, the 2017 World Government Summit
Feb 11, 2017

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi launches inaugural Global Dialogue for Happiness

Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, the UAE's Minister of State for Happiness has launched the inaugural Global Dialogue for Happiness. The full-day event – which brings together top thinkers, decision makers and experts from around the world to start a global discussion on the importance of happiness and well-being, and the imperative role of governments in achieving elevated levels of happiness worldwide – takes place as a precursor to the 2017 World Government Summit from 12-14 February, 2017.
Feb 07, 2017

Mohammed bin Rashid to lead Q & A Session on Reviving Development in the Arab World During WGS 2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced he will be leading a Q&A Session to examine the revival of the development process in the Arab World.
Feb 07, 2017

WGS World’s Best Minister Award: 8 Candidates to Compete in Final Stage

The World Government Summit announced that eight candidates will compete in the final stage of the World’s Best Minister Award, organized in partnership with Ernst & Young.
Feb 07, 2017

WGS Partners with Al Tayer Motors for the 4th Year in a Row

The World Government Summit, held on 12th-14th February under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has chosen Al Tayer Motors as its exclusive automotive partner for the 4th year in a row. This collaboration is in line with the Summit’s efforts to promote its partnership with the national private sector in various fields.
Feb 06, 2017

World Government Summit 2017 to host largest gathering of governments, international organizations and global thought leaders

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fifth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2017), the world’s largest platform for shaping future governments, is set to launch on Sunday, 12 February 2017.
Nov 10, 2016

World Government Summit Adopts Exclusive Membership System in the Run-Up to its Fifth Edition

The new measure encourages long-term relations with members, allowing them to attend the Organisation’s events throughout the year
Feb 29, 2016

Ten Key Take-Outs From The Paris Climate Change Agreement

Feb 27, 2016

Seven Truths Will Define The Future of Humanitarian Aid

Feb 21, 2016

Ten Record-Breaking Space Missions

Feb 19, 2016

Six Reasons Diabetes is Blighting the Gulf

Feb 18, 2016

Internet of Things

Feb 17, 2016

Five Ways 3D printing will change the world

Feb 11, 2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Directs World Government Summit to Build Year-round Platform to Enhance Government Services Globally

Feb 10, 2016

Artificial Intelligence: Breakthroughs must come with a conscience

Feb 10, 2016

Albert Manero: “Disability should not be an option; we need to engineer hope”

Feb 10, 2016

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum honours M-Government Service Award winners

Feb 10, 2016

Age extension: What if more of us started living to the age of 100 and longer?

Feb 10, 2016

In the pursuit of happiness: The Internet has failed to bring us joy, so can robots do the job instead?

Feb 10, 2016

The future of 3D body part printing: Is this the end of human donors?

Feb 10, 2016

Private sector needs to chip in to achieve SDGs

Feb 10, 2016

World Government Summit Told AI Not the Answer to Creating a More Equal World

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: AI and Robots Are Augmenting Our Intelligence and Changing Our Lives

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: International Cooperation in Building Cities of the Future

Feb 10, 2016

Looking to the future: UAE keen on communicating SDG progress to the public

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Celebrating your 200th Birthday, New Technologies Can Prevent Age-Related Diseases

Feb 10, 2016

Disruptive Technology Could Radically Reshape Cargo Industry, DP World Chairman Tells World Government Summit

Feb 10, 2016

Build Compact and Connected Cities, Reduce Deforestation and Encourage Innovation in Energy, says Former Mexican President at WGS 2016

Feb 10, 2016

Climate change and government: Why protecting the environment is better for economic growth

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Global Governments Pull Together to Bring Labor Markets into the New Digital Economy Century

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Could 100 Truly Be the New 40?

Feb 10, 2016

Automated cranes: The future for Dubai construction?

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Essence of Mindful Leadership Rooted in Accountability and Commitment to Purpose

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Disability is Not an Option: Government and International Partners Should Come Together to Revolutionize Bionic Solutions, Says US pioneer Limbitless

Feb 10, 2016

Cat Stevens at WGS 2016 – Journey to the Peace Train

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: Financing and Monitoring are Challenges to Overcome to Realize 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Feb 10, 2016

WGS 2016: 3D Printing Technology Key to Achieve Scalability and Deliver Affordable Regenerative Medicine

Feb 10, 2016

How the next leader of Emirates Airline could be Emirati

Feb 10, 2016

HH Sheikh Ahmed: "We are working to redesign the airspace of the UAE"

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Governments Need to Create Opportunities for Success to Reverse Arab Brain Drain

Feb 09, 2016

Best Minister in the World praised for efforts towards protecting the environment

Feb 09, 2016

Future of government: The ingredients required for a successful state

Feb 09, 2016

Nobel Peace Laureate calls for social enterprises

Feb 09, 2016

Think small not big to provide the world’s future clean energy

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Egyptian PM Says Future of Egypt Holds Positive Results for Egyptian Citizens

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Why do Governments Fail?

Feb 09, 2016

Technology: How your car could ‘bribe’ others with digital money

Feb 09, 2016

4 guiding principles required for the SDGs of the UN Agenda 2030

Feb 09, 2016

Improving the lives of Egyptians: Three pillars the government is addressing right now

Feb 09, 2016

Dubai to Achieve Smart City Status by 2017 According to Report Released by Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Hyperloop Technology is the Future of Transport

Feb 09, 2016

Let the Internet into schools: Four ways in which pedagogy needs to change

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016 Session Explores Dynamics for Shaping a New Ecosystem

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Cryptocurrencies Set to Revolutionize How People Pay for Goods and Services

Feb 09, 2016

Pods zooming through tubes – travel of the future is closer than you think

Feb 09, 2016

Future of work: Why you shouldn’t measure the impact of what you do

Feb 09, 2016

Ministry of Economy Enters into Strategic Partnership with US Department of Commerce to Promote Cooperation in Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Feb 09, 2016

Why young entrepreneurs in the UAE and the rest of the region need freedom

Feb 09, 2016

Should companies access your private data?

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Eminent Academic Affirms Universities of the Future will Deliver Lifelong Education Driven by Artificial Intelligence

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Dubai to Launch 1,000 Information Gathering Projects in Next Three years

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Nanotechnologies can lead to ground-breaking innovations in renewable energy

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Educationist Dr Sugata Mitra appeals to education decision makers to allow use of the Internet during exams

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: The Internet is a Human Right, Must be Free for All; Low-Orbiting Satellites for just US$10 Billion can Transform Inequality of Access

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Lewis Pugh’s Inspirational Journey Lends Perspective on Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Feb 09, 2016

Arif Naqvi: Change is moving much faster than all of us think

Feb 09, 2016

UAE confident of secure data exchange, assures chairman of leading telecommunications provider

Feb 09, 2016

WGS 2016: Noted Travel Writer Pico Iyer Urges Attendees of World Government Summit to Embrace Stillness

Feb 08, 2016

UAE government to make a percentage of electric cars compulsory

Feb 08, 2016

How clean will Dubai's energy be in the future?

Feb 08, 2016

Three “unthinkable disasters” that may be coming up in 2016, according to Salesforce’s Peter Schwartz

Feb 08, 2016

Crowd-sourced shared economies take over traditional businesses

Feb 08, 2016

Lebanon and Jordan to receive $200m amidst Syrian conflict

Feb 08, 2016

5 things Arab governments should act on now, according to Secretary General of the Arab League

Feb 08, 2016

How Bill Gates became a rich man: Why flexing mental maps could change the world

Feb 08, 2016

5 things Arab governments should act on now, according to the GCC Secretary General

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Transitioning to a ‘Shared Economy’ Can Create New Opportunities for Governments

Feb 08, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Two-third of all stars have Arabic names”

Feb 08, 2016

US President Barack Obama: “Countries are more peaceful when they look after their citizens”

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Investment in Cyber Security Solutions, not Cyberspace Regulation, Key to Safeguard Vulnerable Cyber World

Feb 08, 2016

Dubai has Potential to become ‘City of the Future’ by Fostering Culture of Discovery, Affirms Neil deGrasse Tyson at WGS 2016

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Governments Must Serve as Citizen Platforms

Feb 08, 2016

Why there's a need to drive thirst for knowledge in the middle east

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Dubai reaffirms commitment to producing 75% of its energy from clean sources

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Future classroom should resemble a workshop where you read, watch videos, work on skills and then apply them to a project to solve problems in the real world

Feb 08, 2016

Technology Drives The 21ST Century

Feb 08, 2016

Al Gergawi: Mohammed bin Rashid believes that shaping future governments is essential, rather than complementary, for all governments

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: Professor Jim Al-Khalili Says Arab World Must Regain its Past and Look to a New Golden Age of Islam

Feb 08, 2016

Klaus Schwab: Technological Transformations are coming in as a Tsunami

Feb 08, 2016

WGS 2016: American Futurist Peter Schwartz Explains How Governments Can Think the Unthinkable

Feb 08, 2016

Short-term future: Why the fourth industrial revolution is different to previous ones

Feb 08, 2016

World Economic Forum Executive Chairman: The UAE Can Become Role Model For Future

Feb 08, 2016

What Makes a Great Leader? Here Are The 4 Qualities Required

Feb 08, 2016

Crash Course on Life: Surviving Stress

Morning Session in World Government Summit 2016 Offers Insight on Meditation as Way to Overcome Stress
Feb 08, 2016

Future of government: The three changes required right now for progress

Feb 08, 2016

HE Al Gergawi opens 2016 world government summit with outlook to the future

Feb 06, 2016

WGS Partners Commend Summit’s Role in Seeking Futuristic Solutions for Complex Global Challenges

Feb 05, 2016

US President Barack Obama to Address Leaders at World Government Summit at Inaugural Session

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to conduct ‘Dialogue of the Future’ with 10 million followers on social media on opening day of the summit
Feb 04, 2016

World Government Summit Shortlists Final Nominees for ‘Best Minister in the World’ Award

10 Ministers from among 100 Candidates Make the Cut for Final Assessment Stage
Nov 12, 2015

Best M-Government service awars finalist announced

Huge response from UAE university students with 96 entries; 5 qualify to final stage
Nov 12, 2015

Government Summit 2015 announces biggest global gathering to shape future governments

Mohammed Bin Rashid to launch The Museum of Future Government Services; Mohammed Bin Zayed to deliver keynote address; Ban Ki-moon and Klaus Schwab main speakers
Sep 30, 2014

OECD meeting sets the tone for the government summit with discussions on open government and public sector innovation

Pre-summit meeting highlights role of e-government, open data and mobile government in improving service delivery in MENA and OECD states The Second Government Summit, which is being held from 10 to 12 February, 2014, under the theme Leading Government Services, kickstarted on 9
Jun 10, 2014

WEF selects UAE to launch "Future of government smart toolbox"report

Feb 14, 2014

HH Sheikh Mohammed Directs to expand participation of global governments

Feb 12, 2014

Plenary: Towards a smarter world

Feb 12, 2014

Plenary: Citizen happiness - The formula for government success

Feb 12, 2014

Day 3 plenary smart government - government services at your fingertips

Feb 12, 2014

Launch of Ajman vision 2021

Feb 11, 2014

Smart societies for smart cities

Feb 11, 2014

Google workshop Johara 4

Feb 11, 2014

Banking on customer services: what governments can learn from the financial sector

Feb 11, 2014

The world in 2050

Feb 11, 2014

Main address: analysis of the latest international experiences

Feb 11, 2014

Latin america laying foundation for e-government

Feb 11, 2014

The secret: delighting your customers

Feb 11, 2014

Hospitality session

Feb 11, 2014

Impacting the future of government services: how technology can enhance the lives of citizens

Feb 11, 2014

Building a result-driven organization: management lessons from the world of football

Feb 11, 2014

Optimising government service delivery: the potential of public private partnerships

Feb 10, 2014

Plenary: “inspired vision, infinite possibilities”

Feb 10, 2014

Plenary: “first class” government services: what governments can learn from leading airlines

Feb 10, 2014

Delivering effective healthcare service: government healthcare 2.0

Feb 10, 2014

The future of transportation: how smart mobility will shape cities of the future

Feb 10, 2014

World class services: first hand perspectives from global cities

Feb 10, 2014

HH Sheikh Saif honours uae students who contributed to achieving excellence

Feb 10, 2014

U.A.E. Tests unmanned drones to deliver government services

Feb 10, 2014

It's time for the third generation of government

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, addresses the Government Summit
Feb 10, 2014

Speech by Klaus Schwab

Main Address: The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government
Feb 10, 2014

Social services in the arab world: opportunities & potential

Feb 10, 2014

Good governments vital for handling future challenges: oecd

Feb 09, 2014

ESCWA and Arab e-Government managers holds pre government summit meeting

Government Summit enhances its position as global platform for exchanging knowledge by partnering with UN and other international organisations
Feb 08, 2014

Government summit launches state-of-the-art mobile app

Participants to benefit from easy access to real-time information.
Feb 07, 2014

Global experts seek ways to promote happiness of citizens through ‘government of the future’

The Government Summit presents an international platform for debate and discussions to shape the future of government services
Feb 07, 2014

GCC ministers to discuss ways to enhance customer service through joint efforts in smart government

Key session for the Government Summit announced
Feb 07, 2014

OECD and ESCWA pre-summit meetings to kickstart second government summit

Government Summit enhances its position as an ideal international platform for exchanging knowledge by partnering with the UN and other international organisations
Feb 05, 2014

31 apps from UAE, Arab and International entities qualify for best m-government service award

Total of 260 Applications received for all categories of the Award
Feb 03, 2014

EMC, SAP & Microsoft announced as technology partners for the government summit 2014

Partnerships to focus on world-class innovation and technology
Feb 01, 2014

Nakheel named leading partner for government summit

Jan 19, 2014

Agenda for second government summit unveiled

Agenda aims to enhance government services related to citizen requirements in health, education and social sectors.
Jan 12, 2014

Second government summit partners with arabtec

The Government Summit announces its partnership with du, which joins a group of other distinguished partners as Headline Partner.
Dec 24, 2013

2nd government summit partners with ADCB

The Government Summit announces its partnership with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, who joins a group of other distinguished partners.
Dec 18, 2013

DU is ‘headline partner’ of the government summit 2014

The Government Summit announces its partnership with du, which joins a group of other distinguished partners as Headline Partner.
Dec 14, 2013

2nd government summit focuses on citizen happiness, lessons from the private sector, and the future of government services

Jun 02, 2013

Government summit report

Understand more detail behind the sessions and workshops at the United Arab Emirates Government Summit 2013.
Jun 02, 2013

Coffee table book - 2013

Read the ultimate compendium of the 2013 UAE Government Summit, held under the theme ‘leading Government Services’.
Apr 09, 2013

Aims to consolidate UAE’s position as hub for government service development

Feb 12, 2013

Summit facts and figures

Feb 06, 2013

The government summit in dubai to focus on innovative solutions for government services

The Government Summit, the first of its kind regional initiative to be held in Dubai from February 11 to 12, 2013, has announced its detailed agenda covering all aspects of government administration and services, with several interactive discussions to be addressed by international experts.
Feb 06, 2013

Mohammed Bin Rashid will hold discussion session with citizens and journalists

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will participate in the two-day government summit, titled ''Leadership in Government Services'', opening next Monday.
Jan 23, 2013

The government summit joins hands with local and global entities for region’s largest gathering of governments