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  • NASA handout of astronaut Hopkins, participating in the second of two spacewalks Global Agenda Councils Article

    Are we entering a new era in space innovation?

    Many of us born in the space era grew up with high expectations of what the future would hold. We were sure in the… more

  • People walk in a park along the Hudson River across from the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan Global Agenda Councils Article

    How can governments help make cities smarter?

    Our planet is urbanizing at a staggering rate: today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the… more

  • A boy receives humanitarian aid in Duma Global Agenda Councils Article

    How businesses can improve humanitarian aid

    Imagine waking up to water pouring into your home, lapping up against your bed.  You stumble outside to see trees… more

  • UV lights illuminate security features at a German passport that is placed in a passport validation device of the federal police at the Girls Day career event in Berlin Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why supporting migration makes good business sense

    Once you wade through the myths and misperceptions that have depicted migration so negatively in recent years, there is… more

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    China is already living in the future

    In Tianjin this month the World Economic Forum convened more than 1,900 of the world’s leaders in business, research… more

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    Top 10 emerging technologies for 2014

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Migrants yell slogans as they hold up flags from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, during a march in Mexico City Global Agenda Councils Article

    3 ways to lead for the common good

    In 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, the Global Agenda Council on Values held a series of… more

  • A volunteer from an association known as the “Auberge des Migrants” holds the hand of an Erythrean migrant as he queue for a daily food distribution near the city hall in Calais Global Agenda Councils Article

    How do we define the values that guide us?

    At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, the Global Agenda Council on Values released a document… more

  • Woman walks past graffiti on a wall in Erbeen, in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why we need a better understanding of Syria

    How did we fail Jim Foley? We failed him by forgetting about his case, by letting Syria’s story fade into oblivion… more

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    How Pittsburgh shed its rust belt image

    Nearly 30 years ago, Pittsburgh had an unemployment rate of over 17% and was losing thousands of jobs monthly; the… more

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    Five key lessons for city competitiveness

    More than ever, cities are the lifeblood of the global economy, and increasingly determining the wealth of nations… more

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    Dubai: lessons from the world’s most virtual city

    Dubai is in many ways unique: a city known for its scale, size and growth but still with a residential population of… more

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    Can Medina become a ‘city of knowledge’?

    Can an ancient religious city as sacred and unique as Medina rebrand itself as a "knowledge economic city" in the 21st… more

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    How Buenos Aires plans to become a modern city

    Buenos Aires, the second largest city in South America, is a metropolis of more than 12 million people, comprising the… more

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    How bikes and buses helped Bogotá go green

    In Bogotá, traffic congestion became so severe that a simple commute could take hours and the air was polluted to… more

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    What makes Leipzig Germany’s most liveable city?

    Although having a population of only 530,000 people, Leipzig has leapt from economic stagnation to the forefront of… more

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    A better future for Guatemala’s indigenous people

    Latin America is a region filled with beautiful landscapes, wildlife and vegetation. The region’s history and… more

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    How can we make decent pensions a reality?

    Almost every day, we’re confronted with alarming messages about the future for older people who do not have adequate… more