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Meet the network of Global Agenda Councils

A new term begins this week for the Forum’s network of Global Agenda Councils, which mobilizes a community of experts to address global challenges. 

Moving towards smarter cities

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and the number is growing. What can governments do to make cities smarter and greener? 

How businesses can improve humanitarian aid

The number and scale of humanitarian disasters are growing rapidly. More resources and expertise – including from the private sector – are needed.


An Insight, An Idea with Yao Chen

A conversation with actress and “Weibo queen” Yao Chen on the growing power of social media.

An Insight, An Idea with Yao Ming

What role does sport play in building healthy societies? A conversation with China's basketball legend Yao Ming.

The New Climate Context

At a key time for climate negotiations, how can we best work together to tackle the common threat of climate change?

Latest reports

The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015

The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 looks at the... more


10 - 12 Sep 14
Tianjin, People's Republic of China