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June 5, 2022

Governments given ‘golden opportunity’ to transform labour market after Covid-19.

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March 30, 2022

His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, today outlined his concerns at new threats to economic and political stability.

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May 23, 2022

Five-stage recovery process outlined for global governments.

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November 15, 2022

A report released by the World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation focuses on introducing working Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to address the harmful effects of climate change in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), African, and East Asian countries.

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October 18, 2022

The World Government Summit (WGS) Organization and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, signed a Cooperation Framework to deepen their partnership around key development issues in the Arab region.

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September 12, 2022

Over 200 high-level officials convened in the "Ambassadors Forum", organized by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to rally for international partnerships.

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September 8, 2022

The World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation and the World Health Organisation (WHO), during a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further dialogue and partnerships on global health.

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August 22, 2022

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, including such innovations as crowd-tracking sensors to collect real-time data, mixed reality and metaverse, will define the future of megaevents in the post-COVID-19 world

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August 22, 2022

Increased adoption of digital-health technologies are expected to unlock an estimated US$230 billion globally including US$10 billion in the Middle East over the next 5 years, a new report entitled, Digital Health

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August 18, 2022

DUBAI, 18th August, 2022 (WAM) -- The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, including such innovations as crowd-tracking sensors to collect real-time data, mixed reality and metaverse, will define the future of megaevents in the post-COVID

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July 4, 2022

DUBAI, 4th July, 2022 (WAM) -- The World Government Summit Organisation in collaboration with McKinsey & Company released a report highlighting the opportunities for governments in the Middle East to boost productivity across public-sector entities t

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June 27, 2022

DUBAI, 27th June, 2022 (WAM) -- The World Government Summit Organisation's (WGSO) knowledge report has affirmed the historical role of governments in developing technological innovations, which can provide important lessons to stimulate social innova

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June 22, 2022

DUBAI, 22nd June, 2022 (WAM) -- Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and The Future, and Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, took part in an opening session organised by the United Na

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June 22, 2022

The Middle East will need to reduce its projected greenhouse gas emissions by 42 per cent by 2030 if the region is to help limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, a report has suggested.

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June 22, 2022

A knowledge report issued by the World Government Summit 2022 Foundation revealed that the governments of the Middle East region, which have set ambitious goals to achieve climate neutrality in the coming years.

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June 21, 2022

A report released by the World Government Summit (WGS) urged governments in the Middle East to focus on harmonising national priorities and strategies to achieve climate neutrality.

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June 21, 2022

The report urged countries in the Middle East to take urgent climate action before arriving at "a point of no return".

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June 9, 2022

‘Path to Net Zero’ stresses opportunity still there to turn the scales on climate change.

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June 9, 2022

A knowledge report published by WGS organisation has called upon countries and governments around the world to intensify their efforts in fulfilling their commitments to achieve CO2 emission reduction goals in key national sectors.

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June 5, 2022

Governments given ‘golden opportunity’ to transform labour market after Covid-19.

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May 30, 2022

The brain drain is a direct challenge for future development, especially in the technological industries monopolised by a handful of companies in an ever-growing chip market now worth more than US$600 billion.

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May 30, 2022

There is a dearth of talent in the chip industry, which is currently facing a global shortage, who would further hardware innovation.

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May 26, 2022

UAE committed to global collaboration in enhancing governments’ readiness — Al Gergawi.

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May 25, 2022

Launched with KPMG, report calls upon governments to build patient-centric medical care.

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May 25, 2022

The time is now right for governments to lead positive transformation in the healthcare sector, a report released by the World Government Summit organization in partnership with leading consultancy firm KPMG.

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May 25, 2022

The time is now right for governments to lead positive transformation in the healthcare sector, a report released by the World Government Summit organization in partnership with leading consultancy firm KPMG.

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May 23, 2022

Five-stage recovery process outlined for global governments.

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May 21, 2022

A report released by The World Government Summit (WGS) Organization in partnership with KPMG titled ‘The Future of Higher Education within the Knowledge Economy’, outlines the need to build more resilient and agile education systems.

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April 25, 2022

A report released by the World Government Summit Organisation focuses on introducing mainstream mental health services by the government by the year 2025 in a bid to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing.

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April 25, 2022

A report released by the World Government Summit Organisation focuses on introducing mainstream mental health services by the government by the year 2025 in a bid to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing.

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April 19, 2022

A report published by the World Government Summit Organisation (WGS), in partnership with the consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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April 4, 2022

An NEA delegation led by Director-General William D. Magwood, IV, was in the United Arab Emirates on 27-30 March for a series of meetings with the representatives of ministries, institutions and other authorities. During the mission, DG Magwood also

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March 31, 2022

The empowerment of women was a recurring theme of this year’s World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai, with representatives from governments and the world of business sharing their recipes for success on a slew of expert panels.

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March 30, 2022

The World Government Summit Foundation (WGS Foundation) signed three strategic partnerships to host new initiatives and forums, including the first Investopia investment summit, during WGS2022.

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March 30, 2022

His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, today outlined his concerns at new threats to economic and political stability.

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March 30, 2022

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, presented Azucena Arbeleche, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance, with the Best Minister in the World Award.

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March 30, 2022

Over 500 thought leaders and decision-makers, 4,000 participants to attend World Government Summit 2022.

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March 30, 2022

Dubai Municipality will work with private sector companies and investors to create a futuristic, human-centred version of the city that capitalises on opportunities offered by the metaverse.

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March 29, 2022

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS) Organization.

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March 29, 2022

The World Government Summit, in partnership with Forbes, will this year host the “Forbes Under 30” Forum.

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March 29, 2022

Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM, said that artificial intelligence (AI) will add up to US$10 trillion to the global economy in the next decade.

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March 29, 2022

A report released by the World Government Summit (WGS) Organisation focuses on introducing mainstream mental health services by the government by the year 2025 in a bid to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing.

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March 27, 2022

Over 110 sessions to discuss global challenges, set agendas for government performance.

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March 27, 2022

World Government Summit will host 14 specialised forums to address metaverse, energy, cryptocurrency, economy, and cybersecurity.

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March 24, 2022

The World Government Summit (WGS2022) will organise 15 global forums, including six new forums, tasked with tackling the threats emerging from volatile financial markets and new virtual worlds as society recovers from the unprecedented disruption of

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March 24, 2022

The World Government Summit Foundation (WGS Foundation) today signed three strategic partnerships to host new initiatives and forums during the eighth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS2022), which will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai between Mar

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March 24, 2022

The World Government Summit (WGS) 2022 eighth edition is set to help shape the future of government and design a post-pandemic era marked by rapid and inclusive socio-economic recovery.

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March 24, 2022

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation (WGS), today said that the World Government Summit (WGS) has become the largest global platform for shaping the future of governments,

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March 24, 2022

The Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Foundation, Muhammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, confirmed that WGS has transformed, with the visions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum.

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March 23, 2022

This year’s World Government Summit (WGS2022) will organize 15 global forums, including six new forums.

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March 9, 2022

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation (WGS), said that WGS has become the largest global platform for shaping the future of governments.

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March 7, 2022

Thousands of leaders, experts and senior officials from 190 countries will gather in Dubai this month to help shape the post-pandemic agenda on sustainability, health care, economic recovery and the cities of the future.

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March 7, 2022

An exceptional event to promote meaningful partnerships and develop frameworks for constructive cooperation

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January 19, 2022

As cities around the world are facing a range of new challenges, a recent report has highlighted factors that can help governments formulate resilient, agile plans for long-term growth.

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December 22, 2021

The World Government Summit hosted the third annual CEO Dialogue under the theme "MENA’s future challenges and opportunities.

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December 19, 2021

The World Government Summit has launched a new report titled "Public Service Workforce Disrupted: Evidence for Improving Public Service as a Career of Choice Around the World", in collaboration with Accenture.

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December 19, 2021

The World Government Summit has launched a new report titled "Public Service Workforce Disrupted: Evidence for Improving Public Service as a Career of Choice Around the World", in collaboration with Accenture.

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November 22, 2021

Dubai, October 2021: By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Catering to the demands of this ever-increasing population in cities and the impacts on business operations will require innovative methods and digital solutions to

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November 22, 2021

Dubai, October 2021: It has become apparent that healthcare systems around the world are not prepared to meet the demands of the populations they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored this harsh reality, where strengthening the resilience of h

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November 22, 2021

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Catering to the demands of this ever-increasing population in cities and the impacts on business operations will require innovative methods and digital solutions to accomplish this.

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November 22, 2021

Dubai-UAE: September, 2021 - The World Government Summit Organization has signed a partnership agreement with the EDGE, the region’s leading advanced technology group, as part of its continuous efforts to enhance cooperation and expand the circle of

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October 31, 2021

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, according to a new study of the World Government Summit.

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September 26, 2021

The World Government Summit Organization signed a partnership agreement with Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), as part of its efforts to expand partnerships

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September 20, 2021

The World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations hosted the inaugural meeting that took place virtually under th

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August 30, 2021

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and World Government Summit today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote the development of the renewable energy sector globally.

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August 22, 2021

The World Government Summit has launched a report entitled "Time to Future Proof: A blueprint for holistic urban resilience", in partnership with Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network.

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August 22, 2021

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation, has approved the appointment of Mohamed Yousef Al Sharhan as Deputy Managing Director of WGS, in a step that embodies the directions

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July 8, 2021

World Government Summit Organisation’s report highlights agenda in recovery from pandemic

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July 8, 2021

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization, stated that the global changes that occurred due to the C

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July 8, 2021

The World Government Summit Organization (WGS) today launched a new report highlighting 21 critical priorities for the world’s governments as they rebuild and recover from the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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June 21, 2021

World Government Summit announced today 8 new knowledge partnerships, with the most prominent consulting companies and specialized global research institutions, to launch a series of reports and studies to identify the most important trends and new o

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March 31, 2021

The World Government Summit has launched an "Exceptional Edition" of the Best Minister Award in the world, to honour leading figures who have made distinguished achievements serving humanity in facing the difficult global challenges caused by the cor

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March 30, 2021

• Vaccines must be shared equitably between nations • Health must be seen not as a cost but as an investment in future

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March 30, 2021

The world’s leading healthcare experts and key stakeholders today delivered an impassioned plea for an equitable solution to global vaccination against COVID-19, in a virtual session titled ‘Will the Earth’s Population be Vaccinated by 2021’ on Day 2

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March 30, 2021

Dr. Ing. Christian Bruch: Governments have moral responsibility to invest in decarbonization efforts, ensure people have access to clean energy

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March 30, 2021

Renowned scientist plays down suggestions that humans could live on Mars long-term Lord Rees says the “hostile environment” is like living on the South Pole, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson adds that SpaceX CEO Musk’s plan is “unrealistic”

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March 17, 2021

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs has participated in the World Government Summit which took place virtually under the patronage of HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

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March 10, 2021

Renowned futurist and technology forecaster underscores need to change behavior patterns as human race hurtles towards becoming climate refugees in next 30 years

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March 10, 2021

Innovation and peace represent core factors in achieving prosperity for peoples and societies. They can be the two driving forces behind efforts to shape the world's future in the post-COVID-19 era, virtual audiences heard today, during a session tit

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March 10, 2021

Prof Daniel Kahneman, a psychology professor who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and one of the founders of behavioral economics, stressed that relying on intuition and unfounded expectations represents a cognitive bias that separates succes

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March 10, 2021

China with its digital yuan is a leader in the field of digital currencies. However, other countries are closely following suit. This was the consensus of a session titled ‘Is Crypto the New Currency Beyond 2021?’ on day one of the World Government S

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March 10, 2021

Cloud and blockchain technologies have enormous potential to fast-track the adoption of innovations in developing decentralized financial models and direct financing, and empower individuals and entrepreneurs to build more sustainable and stronger fu

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March 10, 2021

• Nandan Nilekani: Asia’s economies will recover quicker than most from the pandemic • Asia’s Tourism, travel and hospitality sectors will witness a boom in next few months • Globalization of services will be a key sector government can invest in •

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March 10, 2021

• Energy access plays crucial role in poverty alleviation in Africa post-2021 • Prosperity is key to lasting peace in Africa

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March 10, 2021

Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, emphasized that governments must usher in a new era of cooperation and transparency with the media and citizens after public trust in their leaders has hit an all-time low.

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March 10, 2021

His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, stressed that successful future governments will be those capable of adapting the lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-1

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March 10, 2021

Need to create resilient societies, agile governments discussed at two-day virtual meet

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March 10, 2021

Minister commends scientists, private sector and govts for vaccine development in eight months time.

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March 10, 2021

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation, stressed that successful future governments will be those capable of adapting the lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to

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March 10, 2021

Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, emphasised that governments must usher in a new era of cooperation and transparency with the media and citizens after public trust in their leaders has hit an all-time low.

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March 7, 2021

Virtual event to take place on March 9-10, organised by the World Government Summit

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December 9, 2020

World Government Summit in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the African Union – African Peer Review Mechanism (AU-APRM), held the Africa Futures Forum, aiming to share successful experiences, strategies, and outlin

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December 8, 2020

The “SDGs in Action” forum hosted by the World Government Summit, on "Preparing for the Next Decade", discussed the role of governments in implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering individuals and communities, and developing the i

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October 27, 2020

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

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October 26, 2020

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit, stated that the United Nations has created hope for the future and promoted international cooperation since its inception 75 years ago. He has

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October 26, 2020

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 celeb

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October 26, 2020

Within the framework of the World Government Summit, the global virtual dialogue "75 Minutes for Global Cooperation" discussed the future of digital cooperation, education, employment, and climate change. The dialogue hosted a group of prominent Emir

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September 18, 2020

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 agree

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June 25, 2020

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.

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June 22, 2020

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

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June 22, 2020

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

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June 22, 2020

His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS), stressed that strengthening global cooperation and developing opportunities for global partnerships in shaping

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June 15, 2020

In line with its efforts to enhance the capabilities of governments to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and build a better future for humanity, the World Government Summit Organization explored the future scenarios of the global order post the Covid-19 p

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June 15, 2020

Governments have a strong role to play in lessening the profound negative psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people around the globe, and they can do it through data.

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June 10, 2020

The World Government Summit (WGS) emphasized the need to bolster open global partnership and employing modern technology to explore and build on new opportunities, in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its implications.

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February 17, 2019

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has made the World Summit of Governments a platform for 140 governments around the world to become a laboratory and platform.

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February 17, 2019

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Chairman of the World Government Summit, stated that the summit, through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Ministe

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February 17, 2019

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed two models of the Sky Pods, a mobility system being tested by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in conjunction with Skyway G

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February 14, 2019

is Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has visited the 2019 World Government Summit hosted in Dubai.

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February 12, 2019

Presidents, Prime Ministers, business leaders, philanthropists gather in Dubai to map-out sustainable future for citizens Rwanda President Paul Kagame: Africa can realize its full potential if it becomes a united continent Imran Khan, Harrison Ford

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February 12, 2019

A track of sessions titled ‘Best Practices From Estonia – Europe’s Digital Leader’, held on the first day of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2019, brought together leading experts to discuss Estonia’s digitalization success journey to become one of

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February 12, 2019

One of the most senior officials of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, has called on governments and institutions around the world to collaborate far more closely around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR, to harness

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February 12, 2019

Improved public and private partnerships for the holistic benefit of the technology sector are crucial for governments across the world, advised a panel of thought-leaders at the seventh World Government Summit, WGS 2019.

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February 12, 2019

Panellists at a session on the ‘Future of Technology in Communications’ at the World Government Summit being held in Dubai from 10-12 February, said that technology is merely a channel and should not be blamed for the proliferation of fake news.

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February 12, 2019

Knowledge exchange, accountable public institutions, national and local ownership, multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovation essential to the achievement of SDGs

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February 12, 2019

The UAE is launching a fiscal risk management project with the IMF’s help and will produce its first fiscal stress test this year, according to Christine Lagarde, Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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February 12, 2019

Governments around the world need to act now before the devastation wrought by climate change on the planet is irreparable, senior international leaders said today at the Climate Change Forum on the stage of the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 12, 2019

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.

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February 10, 2019

Within the next five to 10 years, blockchain will fundamentally change the world economy as we know it. It will evolve age-old models of commerce and finance into a distributed, transparent and autonomous system for exchanging value, blockchain exper

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February 10, 2019

Delivering a sober outlook for global trade to an audience of international policymakers, Nobel Prize Laureate Economist Paul Krugman found little to be optimistic about amid a growing backlash against globalization.

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February 10, 2019

Leadership Expert, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Tony Robbins announced today that he is currently collaborating with the UAE leadership to feed one billion people, as part of a personal humanitarian project. Robbins’ announcement, made on the open

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February 10, 2019

Title in recognition of Dr Ferozuddin Feroz's efforts to better his country

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February 10, 2019

Pakistani PM shares his plans for governance - and some life lessons

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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,

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 16, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

A focus on resilience, which includes economic diversification, is key for governments to prepare themselves in these uncertain times, said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, during a session attended by Vice Pre

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February 14, 2017

Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy security, while delivering energy in the large and growing quantities needed to sustain an expanding world population and foster development.

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February 14, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, of Dubai signed an agreement with Tesla Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of autonomous electric vehicles, to buy 200 hybrid electric vehicles fitted with several components of autonomous driving technologies.

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February 14, 2017

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has met with John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco, to discuss enhancing cooperation, and implementing smart solutions to achieve the objectives set by Dubai Gover

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 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).

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

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).

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February 14, 2017

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.

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February 14, 2017

You’ve reached Mars, and the first stop on your tour of the Red Planet is a small hangar, done up in chrome and brown and rust. Here, you are welcomed by a holographic emissary before departing in your hovering spherical craft: “On behalf of the Unit

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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 G

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February 13, 2017

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

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 13, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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. Profess

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 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.

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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.

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 12, 2017

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 nee

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February 12, 2017

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

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February 11, 2017

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

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February 7, 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.

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February 7, 2017

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.

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February 7, 2017

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 par

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February 6, 2017

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 g

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November 10, 2016

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

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February 14, 2016

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the World Government Summit, delivered the opening address at the fourth edition that opened today under the overarching theme, "Shaping Future

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February 14, 2016

Crunching numbers at an insightful panel discussion titled ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming our Global Vision into Reality’, eminent panelists noted that the world today is looking at 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 su

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February 14, 2016

Organised by the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future as part of the World Government Summit 2016, the Museum focuses on shaping the future of robotics and artificial intelligence and their impact on human life. It also offers a unique inter

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February 14, 2016

The UAE is already doing well in the competitiveness report, and has the capability to become a role model for the future, said Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

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February 11, 2016

The fourth edition of the World Government Summit, under the title ‘Shaping Future Governments’, is set to run from February 8 to 10, 2016 under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin R

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February 8, 2016

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

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February 5, 2016

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

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February 4, 2016

10 Ministers from among 100 Candidates Make the Cut for Final Assessment Stage

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November 12, 2015

Huge response from UAE university students with 96 entries; 5 qualify to final stage

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November 12, 2015

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

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February 11, 2015

Smarter cities make for happy residents

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February 11, 2015

Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness. Using happiness as the business model to deliver profitability.

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February 11, 2015

Mansour bin Zayed launches seven educational initiatives, announces new post for innovation

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February 11, 2015

Egypt is writing a new chapter in its development, says Prime Minister

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February 11, 2015

Back to the future: The cities of tomorrow will take design cues from 5,000 years ago

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February 11, 2015

To enable trust, government needs to be adaptive while getting the basics right.

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February 11, 2015

Schools need to adopt smart learning processes, say educators

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February 10, 2015

Employees’ skillset not catching up with current and future job market demand, says Blue.

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February 10, 2015

Health tech brings care out of the hospital and into the home, says Dr. Kraft

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February 10, 2015

Only transparency and innovation will restore trust in government, says Kiviniemi

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February 10, 2015

Machines can learn to interpret data like humans, says Meyerson

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February 10, 2015

In the presence of Mohammed bin Rashid, Abdullah bin Zayed emphasizes UAE's success story cannot be narrated in a minute

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February 10, 2015

Mohammed bin Rashid Forms the "UAE Gender Balance Council"

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February 10, 2015

Why don’t we know what will make us happy

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February 10, 2015

World-changing innovation is impossible without drive and imagination, says Wozniak

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February 10, 2015

Continuous and effective communication by government can change citizens’ behavior, says Halpern

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February 10, 2015

Digital revolution rapidly changing lives and cities, says Ratti

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February 10, 2015

Innovation is about discipline, not creativity, says Keeley

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February 10, 2015

Being a smart city is directly linked with being a happy city

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February 10, 2015

A concern for universal good improves global perception of a country, says Anholt

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February 10, 2015

Humanoid robots can interact intuitively with humans, says Maisonnier

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February 9, 2015

Education is the driving force of a nation’s development, says Korean Deputy PM Hwang

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February 9, 2015

he 3 P’s that drive innovation benefit governments and companies, says Samsung CEO

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February 9, 2015

Governments need innovation and vision to restore trust, says Schwab.

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February 9, 2015

Online education “can bridge the learning gap”

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February 9, 2015

Saif bin Zayed: progressive patriotism drives future governments

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February 9, 2015

Total e-government can even support e-citizens, says Kotka

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February 9, 2015

Governments should act as ‘innovation incubators’, says Prof. Mazzucato

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February 9, 2015

Governments can take a leaf out of technology’s book and decentralize, says ‘Wired’ co-founder Kelly

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February 9, 2015

People living longer is a huge challenge for governments

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February 9, 2015

Governments need systems to keep pace with the digital economy, says Brynjolfsson

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February 9, 2015

Creativity is the most powerful human ability, says Sir Ken

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February 9, 2015

Governments and leaders need to work transparently and inclusively to create sustainable development, said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

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February 9, 2015

Women empowerment requires effective regulation in place

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February 9, 2015

Data is not enough; insight is crucial, says Dr. Rosling

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September 30, 2014

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 Governm

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February 11, 2014

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February 10, 2014

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

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February 10, 2014

Main Address: The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government

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February 10, 2014

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

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February 10, 2014

Main Address: The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government

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February 9, 2014

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

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February 9, 2014

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

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February 8, 2014

Participants to benefit from easy access to real-time information.

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February 7, 2014

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

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February 7, 2014

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 Governm

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February 7, 2014

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

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February 7, 2014

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

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February 5, 2014

Total of 260 Applications received for all categories of the Award

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February 3, 2014

Partnerships to focus on world-class innovation and technology

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January 19, 2014

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

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January 12, 2014

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

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December 24, 2013

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

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December 24, 2013

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

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December 18, 2013

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

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December 18, 2013

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

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June 2, 2013

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

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June 2, 2013

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

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June 2, 2013

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

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June 2, 2013

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

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February 6, 2013

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

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February 6, 2013

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.

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February 6, 2013

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

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February 6, 2013

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.