World leaders meeting in Davos (Jan. 23 -27) discussed the unforeseen challenges the world may face in the next decade. Working with the journal Nature, WEF proposed five "X Factors" as "unheralded dangers" the world may face in the next ten years.
Labeled as ‘the sick man of Asia’ for decades, the Philippines may have started to regain its old moniker as one of Asia’s promising tiger economies after the United Nations called it ‘a bright spot’ in the Southeast Asian investment landscape.
Leading risks in 2012 facing the planet’s population include severe income disparity, water supply and food shortage crises, chronic fiscal imbalances, and rising greenhouse gas emissions, a bleak World Economic Forum report shows.
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The World Economic Forum is due to meet in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos in January. However they could well be joined by Occupy Igloo protesters if they take up the invitation to join the Swiss youth planning the event.
Nordic countries continue to show the world how to bridge inequality between men and women. Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden are the top four, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010.
Bill Gates, joint founder and current Chairman of Microsoft, announced on Friday that the foundation he established with his wife Melinda would be donating $10 billion to help develop and provide vaccines for children in the poorest parts of the world.
If you consider the huge layoffs in recent months, the fact that a lot of people are taking corporate information with them is scary enough. This information is buying new jobs in a murderous employment market. It's also opening up a new crime wave.
NEW YORK (voa) - Delegates at the World Economic Forum in New York City have pledged to create a $500 million aid program to promote economic development in Africa.
On Saturday, the world's seven richest industrialized nations plus Russia announced...
Aerial photo of Davos where the World Economic Forum meets
Fareed Zakaria at the 2011 World Economic Forum.
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French president, Nicolas Sarkozy
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English: Photo of some Arab and other Ministers attending the World Economic Forum on the Middle East; Dead Sea, Jordan. Front row, from left to right: Ahmed Mahmoud Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt; Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Vice-President of Iraq; Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka.