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  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of… more

  • Mark Pollock walking Young Global Leaders Article

    My robotic legs and the frontiers of innovation

    How do you lead in a crisis: a disaster on Mount Everest, an oil spill, a collapse trapping 33 Chilean miners… more

  • Man talks on a mobile phone near the Pudong financial district in Shanghai Young Global Leaders Event

    Why Created in China is the new Made in China

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • People walk past a lantern decorated with a dragon pattern ahead of the Lantern Festival at Yu Yuan Garden in downtown Shanghai Young Global Leaders Event

    Has China’s growth only just begun?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • LittleBits chief executive and founder, Ayah Bdeir, poses at her company’s headquarters in New York Young Global Leaders Article

    Are you a sandwich generation leader?

    The World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders (YGLs) are a group of globetrotting, independently minded, young(ish)… 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

  • Employees work at the assembly line of the Honda Amaze car inside the company’s manufacturing plant in Tapukara Young Global Leaders Article

    A new beginning for India’s economy

    On August 15, Narendra Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as India's Prime Minister. Though he… more

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    Why I’m swimming to save the seven seas

    Together with my team, I'm about to embark on my most ambitious expedition yet: seven swims in each of the seven seas… more

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    What would you pay to read?

    What does it take to get users to pay for online news? Ask Jessica Lessin. Once a technology reporter for the Wall… more

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    Busting the myth of the US manufacturing revival

    The decade that preceded the 2008 financial crisis was marked by massive global trade imbalances, as the United States… more

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    Three key steps to making schools safe in Nigeria

    Boko Haram should not be allowed to succeed in preventing Nigerian girls from going to school. The terrorists… more

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    Five things I learned from a trip into Boko Haram territory

    What is the Nigerian state doing to stop the menace of Boko Haram, and how are the women and girls in the region… more

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    Are the BRICS starting to crumble?

    The original concept behind the BRIC acronym (which represents Brazil, Russia, India and China) was to identify the… more

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    What does Indonesia’s election mean for the world?

    The most bitterly contested election in Indonesia’s history has concluded with both candidates, Joko Widodo and… more

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    What visiting Greenland taught me about climate change

    We were flying fast and steady, 300 metres over the fjord, when the helicopter pilot suddenly turned downwards, and our… more

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    Five things we can do to help refugees

    When I was a refugee, I was lucky. While some of the families in our situation had money, my parents managed to get… more

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    Europe’s long road to recovery

    In the recent financial and economic crisis, some members of the Eurozone faced the threat of sovereign default. The… more

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    Who are the real winners and losers in Europe?

    Around 380 million Europeans were called to vote for a new European Parliament last month. Although opinion polls had… more