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The World Government Summit.. the most prominent international platform for dialogue and foreseeing the future


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Since its inception in 2013, the World Government Summit has succeeded in drawing a road map for the future of government work and public affairs worldwide. In its new edition, which will be launched on February 13, it will become the most prominent global platform for constructive dialogue and the consolidation of regional and international partnerships.

The summit constitutes an opportunity for world leaders, ministers, heads of organizations and bodies, and state delegations to gather, forming the largest international brainstorming gathering hosted and managed by the UAE annually in order to face the challenges of the present and the future, as it hosted more than 1,100 dialogue sessions and workshops in which tens of thousands of people from all over the world participated. Prominent global personalities, including leaders of countries and governments, ministers, officials, decision-makers, experts, scholars, and CEOs from the government and private sectors.

The summit launched dozens of reports in cooperation with major institutions, consulting companies and international research centers, with the aim of introducing world governments to the latest current and future transformations and challenges, and anticipating the future of various vital sectors.

The size of the attendance and participation in the current edition of the summit, which begins next Monday, reflects the size of the impact it has become at the global level, especially with its hosting this year of 20 heads of state and prime ministers and more than 250 ministers, in addition to 10 thousand businessmen, government officials and thought leaders. And the most prominent global experts in the world.

This year, the summit brings together more than 80 global and regional organizations, and is witnessing more than 220 sessions, in which 300 international personalities, including presidents, ministers, experts, thinkers and future makers, will speak.

Since the first session in 2013 under the name “Government Summit”, the summit left a distinct national and regional resonance through an open national dialogue between the leadership of the first row and the various leaders of government work, during which the focus was on vital sectors in government administration, innovation and dissemination of knowledge in the Arab region.
The second summit in 2014 focused on the future of government services, achieving happiness for customers, and benefiting from distinguished experiences in the private sector. globally from nearly 20 countries, with the aim of developing a vision of how to develop these services in the coming years.

With the participation of about 4,000 participants from 93 countries, the summit moved in 2015 from pioneering government services to shaping the future to become the largest annual government gathering in the world. It discussed issues of forming future governments, enhancing service delivery performance, frameworks for enhancing cooperation and coordination between governments, and promoting knowledge exchange. It also witnessed the launch of two international awards, a museum for the next generation of future governments, and a platform that is the largest of its kind for innovation in the government sector.

The summit witnessed an important transformation in its fourth session in 2016, to become the “World Government Summit”, the largest global gathering specialized in anticipating future governments, as more than 120 countries and 4,500 participants participated in that session, including 2,000 high-level government figures from outside the country, in addition to 4 international organizations. They are the United Nations, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Economic Forum.

In its fourth session, the summit launched global development indicators that embodied its role in shaping the future in cooperation with neutral and globally accredited scientific institutions. The summit started by receiving the annual guest of honor to showcase his rich experience more broadly. The summit also launched a new annual award entitled “The World’s Best Minister Award”.

The dialogue on the resumption of civilization conducted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him,” constituted a new starting point for the summit in its fifth session in 2017 and the size of its impact in the field of realistic reading of the lived reality and the size of the challenges facing the march of countries. Arabia in the advancement and development of its civilization, and the most prominent opportunities that enable it to do so.

The summit, in its fifth edition, witnessed the holding of the first session of the Global Dialogue on Happiness, and the UAE announced the “Mars 2117” project. And the shape of future governments, future energy and the path of the future of health care.

The summit, in its sixth session in 2018, was characterized by the intensity of global representation, as it witnessed the participation of 140 countries and 16 international organizations, and 4 thousand participants, including more than 26 heads of state, ministers and heads of organizations.

The summit included 120 main sessions that focused on the next generation of governments and how to benefit from innovation and technology in finding effective solutions to global challenges facing humanity. It also witnessed the establishment of a global artificial intelligence governance forum, the space settlement forum, and the launch of the first happiness report in the world.

The summit, in its seventh session in 2019, witnessed the hosting of three countries as guests of honor, instead of one country as was usual in previous sessions, namely Estonia and Rwanda, along with Costa Rica. It organized 16 forums and more than 200 dialogue and interactive sessions.

The summit focused on 7 pivotal future directions, which are technology and its impact on future governments, health and quality of life, the environment and climate change, trade and international cooperation, education and its relationship to the labor market and future skills, media and communication between governments and peoples, and the future of individuals, societies and policies. A report within the framework of its role as a global reference for future affairs.

The year 2021 witnessed the holding of the “World Government Summit Dialogues” with the participation of elite leaders, ministers, representatives of international organizations, international companies, innovators and entrepreneurs from different countries of the world, whose sessions attracted more than 10,000 participants from 156 countries.

The “21 Priorities for World Governments in 2021” report reflected the recommendations and outputs of the “World Government Summit Dialogues”, which dealt with a set of global trends in the fields of economy, health, education, society, youth, labor markets and development, women’s empowerment, the future of cities, capacity building and talent, sustainability, environment and climate change, in addition to the future role of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, and others.

Last year, the summit, which was organized in conjunction with the conclusion of the “Expo 2020 Dubai” activities, in the presence of 190 countries, focused on strengthening plans to start a new government contract, and developing proactive policies, strategies and projects that adopt smart solutions, applications of artificial intelligence and digital systems.

The summit, which hosted about 15 global forums, discussed the most prominent axes that occupy the agendas of world governments for the next stage, and the most important global trends in a number of vital sectors for the post-Corona pandemic world, in addition to applying the best practices of sustainable development, by benefiting from the most prominent global experiences in achieving a rapid recovery. from the effects of the pandemic.