Davos World Economic Forum 2019, 22-25 January

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 22 November 2018
Event date 22 Jan '19 - 25 Jan '19
Event location Davos-Klosters • Davos, Switzerland

As the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, the World Economic Forum will focus its convening power, community engagement, insight generation and platform technology to shape a new framework for global cooperation. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 will focus on the strategic rami cations of Globalization 4.0 and its future impact on global cooperation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The programme in Davos will aim to foster systems leadership and global stewardship while recognizing the actuality of a more complex, “multiconceptual” world. In this regard, the development of the forthcoming Annual Meeting will be based on ve working principles:

1. Dialogue is critical and must be multistakeholder-based

2. Globalization must be responsible and responsive to regional and national concerns

3. International coordination must be improved in the absence of multilateral cooperation

4. Addressing the biggest global challenges requires the collaborative efforts of business, government and civil society

5. Global growth must be inclusive and sustainable

Along with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Connecting Business initiative will participate in the Sustainable Impact Hub Leave no One Behind: Partnering for Impact on the margins of the main forum.

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