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WGS 2024: Uniting the world, shaping tomorrows governments
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Feb 09, 2024

The World Governments Summit (WGS), which seeks to enhance global solidarity and shape the future of governments for the betterment of humanity through optimal means, has become an eagerly anticipated event worldwide.

IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva at WGS: We expect global interest rates to decline by mid 2024
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Feb 12, 2024

On its first day, the World Governments Summit 2024 (WGS) hosted a plenary session featuring Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

President of Rwanda: Africa needs to build manufacturing capacities to invest its natural resources, achieve independence
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Feb 12, 2024

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame said failure of African countries to direct efforts towards building manufacturing capacities kept them under foreign domination. Despite huge natural resources capable of pushing Africa to global forefront and achiev

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Feb 15, 2024

The United Arab Emirates will push to become a global leader in testing and regulating artificial intelligence technology, according to a top official, echoing remarks from OpenAI’s Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman earlier this week.

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Feb 14, 2024

In his 20-minute keynote address as a guest of honour, Modi added that advancements have not yet resolved pending issues. “On one hand the world is moving towards modernisation. On the other, the challenges of the past century are still prevalent,” h

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Feb 14, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister points to investment in human resources as driver of success story

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Feb 14, 2024

WGS 2024: Trading platform for Indian manufacturers and exporters to open in 2026

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Feb 14, 2024

In his trademark witty style, Bollywood superstar won over guests at the on-going summit The in-conversation session, which saw the notoriously tardy actor turn up to an event on time, saw him look back on his eventful journey in Bollywood over 33 y

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Feb 13, 2024

BRUSSELS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, host of last year's COP28 climate summit, and Azerbaijan and Brazil, the hosts of the next two U.N. climate summits, said on Tuesday they would team up to push for more ambitious emissions-cuttin

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Feb 01, 2024

More than 4,000 delegates from the public and private sector to take part in major conference

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Feb 01, 2024

300 prime ministers, 8 Nobel laureates and IMF, OPEC, UN agencies to tackle challenges

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Feb 01, 2024

• The 11th edition of the summit, which runs Feb. 12-14, will bring together more than 4,000 delegates, thought leaders and policymakers

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Sep 28, 2023

India Global Forum and World Governments Summit have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an Emerging Economies Programme.

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Feb 06, 2023

Twenty presidents and hundreds of ministers will meet in Dubai next week when the city hosts its annual World Government Summit.

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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 09, 2022

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

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Jun 05, 2022

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

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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 23, 2022

Five-stage recovery process outlined for global governments.

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Apr 04, 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 30, 2022

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

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Mar 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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Mar 29, 2022

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

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Mar 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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Mar 27, 2022

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

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Mar 27, 2022

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

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Mar 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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Mar 23, 2022

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

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Mar 09, 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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Mar 07, 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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Mar 07, 2022

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

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Dec 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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Nov 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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Jul 08, 2021

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

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Mar 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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Mar 10, 2021

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

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Mar 10, 2021

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

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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 07, 2021

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

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Oct 27, 2020

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

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Oct 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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Sep 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 10, 2019

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 14, 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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Feb 14, 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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Feb 14, 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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Feb 14, 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 13, 2017

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

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Feb 13, 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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Feb 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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Feb 12, 2017

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

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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 12, 2017

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

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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 07, 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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Feb 07, 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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Feb 07, 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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Feb 06, 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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Nov 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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Feb 08, 2016

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

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Feb 05, 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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Feb 04, 2016

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

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Nov 12, 2015

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

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Nov 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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Sep 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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Feb 10, 2014

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

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Feb 10, 2014

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

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Feb 09, 2014

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

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Feb 08, 2014

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

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Feb 07, 2014

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

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Feb 07, 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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Feb 05, 2014

Total of 260 Applications received for all categories of the Award

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Feb 04, 2014

Partnerships to focus on world-class innovation and technology

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Jan 19, 2014

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

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Jan 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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Dec 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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Dec 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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Jun 02, 2013

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

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Jun 02, 2013

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

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Feb 06, 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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Feb 06, 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.