Forum in the News - May 14

14 May 2018

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour Overcame Death Threats To Drive Genuine Cultural Change -- Deadline

In a country the Forum ranks 141 out of 144 for gender parity, Mansour has become her country’s first and only female filmmaker.

Japan must boost protection for sexual harassment victims, says Abe rival Noda - Reuters

The recent case of an official penalised for the harassment of several female reporters has prompted calls for greater efforts to deal with sexual misconduct in Japan, a nation that has slipped to 114th in the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.

Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us -- Gulf News

“We are driven by our curiosity and passion for knowledge to explore the near future. This has affected the way we live and work” -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, comments on World Economic Forum Chairman Klaus Schwab’s book The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Blooming cities around the world -- The Star (Malaysia)

Increased green spaces can bring positive effects to all population groups and can be tracked now using the ‘Green view index’ -- a service from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in partnership with the World Economic Forum.

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