Leading thinkers tackle world problems at WEF summit

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The World Economic Forum's Third Summit on the Global Agenda opened with more than 600 of the foremost global experts from business, government, academia and civil society working together to address the key issues on the global, regional and industrial agendas.

In the opening plenary session in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Members of the Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils were encouraged to develop innovative solutions to the many challenges facing the world.

"We urge everybody to share their unique insights that will help in establishing a new world order and successfully manage the most pressing challenges humanity faces," said Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the minister of economy of the United Arab Emirates and co-chair of the Summit. "With our concerted efforts, we can make change."

Co-Chair Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, director-general of the Department of Economic Development in the Government of Dubai said the deliberations that are made here will help governments across the world chart their growth and development strategies for future generations.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization 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.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

By Lucy Jay-Kennedy, WEF

(Editor:张心意)

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