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Davos 2022: Rebuilding global cooperation

Davos 2022 - global cooperation

By reaffirming global cooperation, the next page in history can turn towards cooperation and security rather than conflict and strife. Image: World Economic Forum

Børge Brende
President, World Economic Forum
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This article first appeared in CNN Business.

  • We must strengthen global cooperation because history shows it is the only way to address our most urgent priorities.
  • Rebuilding cooperation after years of erosion requires focusing on what has proven to work.
  • We need business, government, international organizations and civil society to be part of the solution.

The war in Ukraine, a challenging economic outlook, rising global temperatures and a once-in-a-century pandemic: These are more than a series of distinct crises. They amount to what appears to be the onset of a new global era — one that many fear will be defined by greater fracture and strife.

Rebuilding global cooperation

The issues confronting the world today are too complex for one party to address on its own. We need business, government, international organizations and civil society to be part of the solutions.

Rebuilding global cooperation after years of erosion requires focusing on what has proven to work. During our current period of upheaval and discord, we must reaffirm, and strengthen, mechanisms of cooperation, because history has shown it is the only way to address our most urgent priorities.

The hope is that by doing this the next page in history can turn toward global cooperation and security rather than conflict and strife...

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