The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. Recognized by the Swiss authorities as the international institution for public-private cooperation, its mission is cited 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".

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  • Workplace harassment is reflective of a wider culture of gender inequality at the office, says Gary Barker of Promundo. But might the momentum behind #MeToo and Time's Up successfully challenge that culture and make way for something else? Or is this so-called "movement" simply a moment? Along with Barker, journalist Joanne Lipman and TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal join the discussion a...

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  • The world faced increasing exposure to risk in 2017, with structural weaknesses in the geopolitical, environmental, societal and economic systems all showing signs of strain, despite an improved economic backdrop. The Global Risks Report 2018 provides an opportunity to place the global risk landscape into context at the beginning of the new year and identify priority areas for action in 2018. Spe...

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  • André Kudelski draws an analogy between the rapid spread of the Ebola virus in 2014 and the ever evolving threat posed by cyber attacks, showing how containment is vital for global welfare in both instances. He outlines how the threat has increased due to the growing interconnectedness within the internet-of-things. Meanwhile Alois Zwinggi of the World Economic Forum outlines how their new G...

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  • It is understandable that a lot of people feel angry at being left behind, says MIT’s David Autor, presenting data that show how within-country inequality has been increasing in many countries even as the global economy has grown as a whole. Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, makes the case that excessive inequality is bad for ef...

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  • Pollution is the largest cause of death on the planet, killing 15 times more people than violence, war and terrorism – yet we have forgotten about it in our development agendas, says Richard Fuller of Pure Earth. Together with Jeffrey Drazen of the New England Journal of Medicine, he explores what kinds of pollution are most dangerous and which parts of the world are most affected.

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  • Indicators on peace and conflict are moving in the wrong direction, says Dan Smith from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, with a growing number of conflicts and increasing military spending. Parag Khanna of the National University of Singapore makes the case that building cross-border infrastructure can be a good way also to build the conditions for peace.

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  • Harvard’s Mark Wu traces the different perspectives that are currently shaping the impasse on multilateral trade talks – variations on a ‘globalist’ view that prioritizes growth, and a ‘reciprocity’ view that prioritizes considerations of fairness. Scott Vaughan of the International Institute for Sustainable Development explains why discussions about global trade need to pay special attention to g...

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  • There's a very real sense of urgency to tackle the spread of misinformation, or what is more commonly known as “fake news”. What responsibility do big tech firms have in addressing its dissemination on their platforms? How about governments? Is there a need for greater regulation? And what about the role of journalists?

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  • Co-Chairs: · Candido Botelho Bracher (Confirmed), Chief Executive Officer, Itaú Unibanco, Brazil · Paul Bulcke (Confirmed), Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland · Maria Cristina Frias (Confirmed), Member of the Board and Columnist, Folha de São Paulo, Brazil · Michael Gregoire (Confirmed), Chief Executive Officer, CA Technologies, USA · Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi (Confirmed), Chairman, Banco ...

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  • Where in the world are people the happiest? Can we reverse-engineer the secrets of happiness and longevity by studying those people? The National Geographic’s Dan Buettner takes us on a tour of “Blue Zones” from Singapore to Denmark to Costa Rica and identifies the ingredients in the recipe for a long and happy life.

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  • The targeted dissemination of misinformation, fake news and online defamation are having an unprecedented impact on public psychology and political outcomes. In this environment, how can Latin America prepare for forthcoming elections? Dimensions to be addressed: - Strengthening information and media literacy - Breaking echo chambers and advancing fact-checking - Developing new multistakeholder p...

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  • How will the election cycle in Latin America reshape national and regional power dynamics? Dimensions to be addressed: - Credibility of democratic institutions - Role of political and societal risk - Next-generation political leaders - Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago - Denise Dresser, Political A...

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  • Large infrastructure projects are well under way in several Latin American countries. Yet, a significant gap remains in financing viable projects. How can a new project pipeline of high-quality and resilient infrastructure be financed? Dimensions to be addressed: - Learning from innovative project design - Mobilizing private sector resources - Assessing barriers in the regulatory environment Thi...

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  • Today's fast-moving and interconnected challenges coincide with diminished public trust in political leaders and institutions as a societal backbone. How can value-driven leadership create systemic change and serve human well-being? - Candido Botelho Bracher, Chief Executive Officer, Itaú Unibanco, Brazil - Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland - Maria Cristina Frias, Member of...

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  • Join this special session to open the World Economic Forum on Latin America and to honour sport legend Pelé with the Global Citizen Award 2018. This will be followed by the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. - Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Director, Empresas Pelé, Brazil Chaired by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Remarks by - Geraldo Alc...

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  • Advancing gender parity is critical to the growth of nations and the development and stability of societies. Latin America has great potential to increase female participation at all levels of employment given it has relatively high rates of female education, but more action is needed by both the public and private sectors on the ground. In this press conference leaders from the Forum and the Int...

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  • With protectionist rhetoric on the rise, countries are rethinking their trade strategies. Is this the boost the region needs to overcome long-standing resistance to integration? Dimensions to be addressed: - Building ties between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance - Pursuing financial integration - Strengthening regional value chains - Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary, United Nations E...

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