Davos Agenda 2021
The global pandemic has demonstrated that no institution or individual alone can address the economic, environmental, social, and technological challenges of our complex, interdependent world. The fault lines that emerged in 2020 now appear as critical crossroads in 2021. The time to rebuild trust and to make crucial choices is fast approaching as the need to reset priorities and the urgency to reform systems grow stronger around the world.
The Davos Agenda is a pioneering mobilization of global leaders to shape the principles, policies, and partnerships needed in this challenging new context. It is essential for leaders from all walks of life to work together virtually for a more inclusive, cohesive, and sustainable future as soon as possible in 2021. To this end, the World Economic Forum has served for more than 50 years as a trusted platform where leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, and academia convene to address critical issues at the start of each year.
The Davos Agenda 2021, from 25 to 29 January 2021, offers an entire week of global programming dedicated to helping leaders choose innovative and bold solutions to stem the pandemic and drive a robust recovery over the next year.
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The Davos Agenda aims to inform the global public and the Forum's 25.000.000+ social media followers on the key issues shaping the year ahead. It will also engage over 430 cities in 150 countries that host Global Shapers, a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change.
Davos Agenda Features
Heads of state and of government from the G20 and international organizations giving special addresses on the state of the world, as well as engaging in dialogue with business leaders from around the world
Industry leaders and public figures discussing in leadership panels how to advance and accelerate public-private collaboration on critical issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, job creation and climate change, among others
The Forum’s core communities, including its International Business Council, sharing their insight and recommendations from global, regional and industry initiatives in impact sessions
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded on 24 January 1971. The WEF's mission is stated as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".
The WEF hosts an annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together around 3.000 business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities, and journalists for up to five days to discuss global issues, across 500 sessions.
The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations across Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and India and holds two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates. Besides meetings, the organization provides a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world - business, government and civil society - to collaborate on multiple projects and initiatives. It also produces a series of reports and engages its members in sector-specific initiatives.
The Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum's Great Reset Initiative and begin the preparation of the Special Annual Meeting in the spring. Each day will focus on one of the five domains of the Great Reset Initiative.
Monday, 25 January 2021
Designing cohesive, sustainable and resilient economic systems
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Driving responsible industry transformation and growth
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Enhancing stewardship of our global commons
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Harnessing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Friday, 29 January 2021
Advancing global and regional cooperation
Davos Agenda Key Themes
How to Save the Planet
The Earth is getting hotter, the ice is melting, the oceans are rising, and they're filling up with plastic. We're losing species, building up greenhouse gases, and running out of time. The watchword is "sustainable" and it's being applied to every area of human activity - energy, food, clothing, travel, cities.
Access to healthcare and education has lifted billions out of poverty. But wealth inequality within many nations has soared, social mobility reversed, and cohesion undermined. How to reshape economies so that growth benefits the many and not just a few and so ensure that it is sustainable?
Tech for Good
New technology is always disruptive. It kills jobs, creates new ones, and ushers in profound social change. How to get together to agree on the rules on things like genetically modified babies, the robots of war, and the algorithms that determine our life chances?
Society & Future of Work
The technologies that are disrupting our economic and social lives are also helping us to adapt. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will usher in a long and damaging period of dislocation. We know we're going to have to reskill, so what are we going to do about it?
Since the first Industrial Revolution, businesses have been on the frontline of technological and social change. There's no way we'll create a cohesive, resilient world without them. But to do this we'll need them to shift their time horizons, look beyond short term profits, and transform themselves into sustainable and inclusive organizations.
Global healthcare spending has increased dramatically over the past decade. Loneliness, workplace stress, grief, depression, anxiety - these are just some of the mental health issues. Medical science has made huge leaps. How to identify and solve major healthcare challenges while ensuring fair access for all?
There are 193 sovereign nations, a proliferation of regional centers of power, and one increasingly obvious fact of life - we're all in this together. When we put our minds to it we can really get our international act together. The scale of the challenges we face demands vastly more success stories. We need to move from geopolitics and international competition to a default of consummate global collaboration. Nations are going to have to change.
The problem is that global cooperation is not a luxury. It is the necessary ingredient for recovery today and resiliency tomorrow. Our interconnected public-health landscapes, globalized economy, and single planetary environment can only be at their strongest when stakeholders work with, not against, one another.
Global leaders should first use these opening days of the year to publicly commit to shaping a new geopolitical context - one that advances cooperation and partnership.
But moving toward greater collaboration today does not necessarily mean we need a fixed roadmap - one that may quickly become out of sync with the dynamic and evolving geopolitical context. The continued rise of new global actors and the multifaceted nature of the challenges necessitates a compass that can continue to orient leaders as they look to rebuilding economies and societies in the near term and are better positioned to address emerging challenges ahead.
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