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WGS 2024: Uniting the world, shaping tomorrows governments
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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

Press Release
Feb 14, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, who is currently visiting the UAE as a guest of honour at the World Governments Summit (WGS)

Press Release
Feb 13, 2024

Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic, underscored the importance of the World Governments Summit (WGS) in anticipating the future of government work across the globe.

Press Release
Feb 13, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today honoured the teams behind Türkiye’s RoboRoyale ecosystem support project and Spain’s Life Work Balance project as winners of the 6th Edge of

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

The UAE, represented by the UAE Ministry of Finance, signed agreements related to the encouragement and protection of investments and double taxation avoidance, with each of the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and other agreements with the A

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

The US-UAE Business Council launched a report at the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024, taking place in Dubai from 12th-14th February. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the UAE’s ambitions to become a global AI player and focuses on

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today honoured Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Public Health, with the Best Minister Award during the World G

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank Group (WBG), on the first day of the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024.

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

Chief Minister of Sierra Leone Dr. David Moinina Sengeh has reiterated the close strategic relations between Sierra Leone and the UAE across diverse sectors, including education and technology.

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner- General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, inaugurated the 'Future of Mobility For

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on the first

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the Sustainable Energy Partner of the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024, which is taking place from 12th-14th February under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments’.

Press Release
Feb 12, 2024

The World Governments Summit 2024, taking place in Dubai between 12 and 14 February under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments’, will host the TIME100 Impact Awards AI, in partnership with TIME, which for the first time ever shifts the focus entirel

Press Release
Feb 11, 2024

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed guests who arrived in the UAE to attend the World Governments Summit (WGS)

Press Release
Feb 11, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Arab Youth Ministers taking part in the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, held on Day 0 of the World Governments Summit 2024.

Press Release
Feb 09, 2024

The upcoming edition of the World Governments Summit (WGS), to be held in Dubai from 12th to 14th February, is poised to be a significant event with a rich agenda under the theme "Shaping Future Governments".

Press Release
Feb 09, 2024

Türkiye, India and Qatar have been declared the guests of honor at the 2024 World Governments Summit set to take place in Dubai from February 12-14.

Press Release
Feb 09, 2024

The World Governments Summit (WGS) has established its status as a major global platform for outlining and shaping future government direction through ongoing accomplishments evident in quality outcomes. After 11 years of success, the Summit has beco

Press Release
Feb 09, 2024

The World Governments Summit Organisation announced the agenda for the upcoming 11th edition of World Government Summit (WGS), set to take place between 12 and 14 February 2024 in Dubai.

Press Release
Feb 08, 2024

The Museum of the Future in Dubai stands as a remarkable testament to the UAE's visionary leadership, encapsulating innovative design and a steadfast dedication to progress. Its futuristic yet enduring architecture positions it as an iconic landmark

Press Release
Feb 07, 2024

More than 85 international and regional organisations are set to participate in the 11th edition of the World Governments Summit which will run from 12th to 14th February 2024 in Dubai, UAE, under the theme “Shaping Future Governments”.

Press Release
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.

Press Release
Feb 01, 2024

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

Press Release
Feb 01, 2024

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

Press Release
Oct 05, 2023

H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama said that the WGS is a key catalyst for international efforts aimed at shaping the future, highlighting the significance of partnerships and harnessing global dialogue.

Press Release
Sep 28, 2023

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, stated that fostering dialogue and collaborations with international organisations are essential for the World Governments Summit, especially as the world is witnessing an era of unprecedented challenges.

Press Release
Sep 28, 2023

The World Governments Summit (WGS) Organisation has launched a new knowledge partnership with India Global Forum, allowing the Forum to join WGS’s elite knowledge partners around the world.

Press Release
May 30, 2023

The World Governments Summit held the “The New Wave of Innovation in Education” session as part of its Summit Masterclass series, where it explored the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies and emerging trends in education.

Press Release
May 11, 2023

The report, focuses on enhancing reporting by the private sector and financial institutions in the Middle East by including information about how they both impact and depend upon nature and natural capital.

Press Release
Apr 03, 2023

The report highlighted the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector in reducing food loss and waste, and accelerating progress towards achieving Target 12.3 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Press Release
Feb 15, 2023

Erdoğan said Türkiye has received support and condolence messages from more than 100 countries, highlighting that the disaster “demonstrated the significance of international solidarity” in a world where humanity faces immense challenges.

Press Release
Feb 15, 2023

The Digital School, one of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and ERC, signed a strategic partnership aiming to establish the Digital School Fund with AED100 million, as part of the “Digital School dialogues”

Press Release
Feb 15, 2023

Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of AD Fund for Development and Chairman of ADEX, has met Gerd Müller, Director-General of UNIDO, to discuss their joint efforts in driving industrial and economic growth in developing nations

Press Release
Feb 15, 2023

Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for MENA, has expressed the World Bank's support for the UAE in hosting the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties from 30th November to 12th December 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

In his keynote speech at the World Government Summit (WGS) 2023, Klaus Schwab, stressed the urgency to develop new mechanisms that strengthen international cooperation in today’s multipower world.

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2023 held in Dubai, met with Eric Anderson, Global General Counsel of TikTok company

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

UNIDO, DoH and GMIS signed, an agreement as part of WGS to establish the UNIDO International Centre for Industry Readiness in the UAE

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The UAE has played a pivotal role in facilitating global aid to earthquake-hit Syria and Türkiye,as the natural disaster serves as a reminder for governments to boost their emergency response, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, told WGS

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, highlighted Dubai's efforts in addressing the challenges of climate change, in the presence of a large number of VIPs, and officials from the government and private sectors

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

To address challenges, manage crises, and diversify economies, the world needs to support epistemic modes of governance, said the Prime Minister of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has met with Prithvirajsingh Roupon, President of the Republic of Mauritius, during the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Lt. Gen. H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Édouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, have witnessed the launch of a partnership between their respective governments

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the ADFD and Chairman of ADEX, met Arnoldo Andre Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, to discuss ways to strengthen relations between the UAE and Costa Rica in various fields

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal 5 hosted a workshop on preventing and addressing gender-based violence to advance women’s economic and political security, as part of the women empowerment initiatives at WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DFF, launched the Dubai Future Readiness Index at WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Jessica Alupo, Vice President of Uganda, said that WGS is a global platform for leaders to discuss the main challenges facing the world, most notably the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global recovery and the return to normalcy

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President Designate stressed the need to move from incremental to transformational inclusive progress through partnership, political will and unified climate action

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Lt. Gen. H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, honoured the French government's OpenFisca project, the winner of the Creative Government Innovation Award

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the keynote address of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, at WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Najla Bouden Romdhane, Prime Minister of Tunisia, on the sidelines of the second day of the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, met with Ghada Waly, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The Gender Balance Forum, held under H.H. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, featured a session titled “A Conversation on Balancing Career, Life, and Ambition"

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of the Dubai Council, and Makhtar Diop, Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, witnessed the “She WINS Arabia”

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The UAE Gender Balance Council held a meeting with the World Bank to discuss cooperation to enhance women’s economic participation in the region

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, Chairman of DSCE, and Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of Dubai Executive Council, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of DSCE, and MD and CEO of DEWA, and Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of DM, signed a 35-year PPP

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, Prime Minister of Yemen, lauded the UAE’s support for his country, stressing that it has provided historical support for Yemen, especially over the past decade

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Jassim Muhammad Al Budaiwi, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, today met with Benjamin Abalos Jr., Secretary of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines, on the sidelines of WGS

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and coinciding with WGS and DM, organised dialogue sessions titled “Developing Design in Global Cities.”

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The World Government Summit launched a report titled “Governing the Metaverse,” in partnership with consulting firm Arthur D. Little

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

The Global Economic Diversification Index 2023, the latest edition of the report, launched by MBRSG with a panel from the IMF and the World Bank revealed that COVID-19 has demonstrated how diversified economies can better adapt to major shocks

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, met with Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, on the sideline of WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, pushed forward critical dialogue on the energy transition and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, honoured Lindsey Poulter, a data visualisation designer and developer, for winning the World Data Visualisation Prize

Press Release
Feb 14, 2023

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured Dr. David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Chief Innovation Officer, Government of Sierra Leone, for winning the BMA 2023

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi affirmed that the 2023 World Government Summit is globally important to encouraging future makers, policymakers, business community and civil society

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

In his keynote speech at the World Government Summit, Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the World Economic Forum "Davos", stressed the urgency to develop new mechanisms that strengthen international cooperation in today’s multipower world

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, on the sidelines of his participation at the World Government Summit

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met a number of world leaders, officials and heads of delegations participating in the World Government Summit 2023

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Feb 13, 2023

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Dubai today to participate in the World Government Summit 2023. El-Sisi is leading a high-level Egyptian delegation participating in the Summit

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

A report produced by the World Government Summit, in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, takes a close look at how and where essential new skills can be developed through all major stages of education

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

TDRA announced the release of the Arabic version of the United Nations E-Government Survey 2022, which monitors the level of progress in various indices related to digital transformation in 193 countries

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

Dubai Municipality and the Project Management Institute (PMI) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2023

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Feb 13, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with H.H. Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt, who is leading a high-level Egyptian delegation

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Feb 13, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

Bain & Company, a global consultancy, announced its collaboration with the World Government Summit (WGS) as a knowledge partner, to promote thought leadership on topics relevant to government officials from around the world

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, the UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Chairman of World Government Summit Organization, highlighted the rapid change that the world has witnessed over the last 10 years since the inception of the Summit

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chair of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Environment and Climate Committee, delivered, an address touching upon urbanisation set against the backdrop of global warming, at the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended a dialogue session featuring Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay, on the sidelines of the World Government Summit

Press Release
Feb 13, 2023

High-level closed session on Climate Finance at the World Government Summit 2023, MoF and IMF discussed the involvement of public and private sectors and international institutions, in overcoming climate finance obstacles

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

The World Government Summit and Accenture have released a new report outlining key actions for governments to inspire and enable the next generation of public services.

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

The World Government Summit launched a report entitled “Moonshot MENA: Making the Middle East the new cradle of innovation,” in partnership with Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

The significance of empowering youth to build the future of their societies and creating policies to instill strong cultural identity among young generations was discussed at the 2nd edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, said that WGS embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to shape the future, enhance excellence in government work, and empower youth

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, met with Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, on the sidelines of the pre-Summit day of the World Government Summit

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, approved models of aerial taxi vertiports developed by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai met with Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic, on the sidelines of the Pre-Summit Day of WGS 2023

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

Governments need to build resilience through fiscal policies to bolster economic stability against shocks, speakers told the annual Arab Fiscal Forum hosted at the World Government Summit 2023

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Feb 12, 2023

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Municipality & Planning Department – Ajman, Vice President of the Arab Youth Centre, affirmed the youth contribution to promoting the Arab identity and creating future opportunities

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met with Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

Press Release
Feb 12, 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, met with Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, on the sidelines of the preliminary day activities of the World Government Summit 2023

Press Release
Feb 06, 2023

World Government Summit 2023 to kick off on 13 February bringing together 10,000 international government officials, thought leaders, global experts and decision makers.

Press Release
Feb 06, 2023

The partners of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2023, affirmed that the summit has become a unique platform for building a better future for humanity.

Press Release
Dec 29, 2022

WGS signed a strategic partnership with five knowledge contributors specialised in anticipating global trends, enhancing abilities to prepare for the future’s variabilities to develop thought-provoking content.

Press Release
Nov 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.

Press Release
Oct 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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Sep 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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Sep 08, 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.

Press Release
Aug 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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Aug 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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Aug 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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Jul 04, 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 09, 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.

Press Release
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 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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Apr 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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Apr 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.

Press Release
Apr 19, 2022

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

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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 29, 2022

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

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Mar 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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Mar 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

Press Release
Mar 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

Press Release
Mar 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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Mar 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,

Press Release
Jan 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.

Press Release
Dec 22, 2021

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

Press Release
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.

Press Release
Nov 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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Nov 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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Nov 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

Press Release
Oct 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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Sep 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

Press Release
Sep 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

Press Release
Aug 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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Aug 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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Aug 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

Press Release
Jul 08, 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

Press Release
Jul 08, 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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Jun 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Dec 09, 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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Dec 08, 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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Oct 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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Oct 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Jun 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 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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Feb 11, 2015

Smarter cities make for happy residents

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Feb 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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Feb 11, 2015

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

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Feb 11, 2015

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

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Feb 11, 2015

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

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Feb 11, 2015

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

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Feb 11, 2015

Schools need to adopt smart learning processes, say educators

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Feb 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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Feb 10, 2015

Mohammed bin Rashid Forms the "UAE Gender Balance Council"

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

Machines can learn to interpret data like humans, says Meyerson

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Feb 10, 2015

Why don’t we know what will make us happy

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

Digital revolution rapidly changing lives and cities, says Ratti

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Feb 10, 2015

Innovation is about discipline, not creativity, says Keeley

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

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

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Feb 10, 2015

Humanoid robots can interact intuitively with humans, says Maisonnier

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Feb 09, 2015

Saif bin Zayed: progressive patriotism drives future governments

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

People living longer is a huge challenge for governments

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

Creativity is the most powerful human ability, says Sir Ken

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Feb 09, 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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Feb 09, 2015

Women empowerment requires effective regulation in place

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

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

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Feb 09, 2015

Online education “can bridge the learning gap”

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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 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

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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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.