Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist, Cultural Leader and Member of Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum
Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist, Cultural Leader and Member of Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum
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If you want to listen to a couple of minutes of calming, reflective cello music - here is Forum trustee and Cultural Leader Yo-Yo Ma playing “Goin’ Home” - a theme adapted from Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony. The video is accessible on this link.

What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak?

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires global cooperation among governments, international organizations and the business community, which is at the centre of the World Economic Forum’s mission as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

Since its launch on 11 March, the Forum’s COVID Action Platform has brought together 1,667 stakeholders from 1,106 businesses and organizations to mitigate the risk and impact of the unprecedented global health emergency that is COVID-19.

The platform is created with the support of the World Health Organization and is open to all businesses and industry groups, as well as other stakeholders, aiming to integrate and inform joint action.

As an organization, the Forum has a track record of supporting efforts to contain epidemics. In 2017, at our Annual Meeting, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) was launched – bringing together experts from government, business, health, academia and civil society to accelerate the development of vaccines. CEPI is currently supporting the race to develop a vaccine against this strand of the coronavirus.

Angelique Kidjo, Crystal Awardee and New Narratives Lab Mentor, has also joined in and sent us a recording of her song Kulumbu. Watch here.

Here is Wu Tong's submission.

Find all of the World Health Organization's guidelines here.