Prime Minister Modi will address the summit of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda event on January 17, joining a host of other world leaders. The WEF is expected to host the event on its website and social media from January 17-21.

This is the second year in a row that the forum has had to host the summit digitally due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He hopes to call the 2022 annual meeting later this year.

Announcing its timeline, the forum said “Davos Agenda 2022” will be the first global platform for top world leaders to share their visions for 2022.

The event is organized under the theme of “The State of the World”.

Heads of State and Government will join CEOs and other leaders for a dialogue on critical collective challenges and how to address them, while this dialogue will be a stepping stone towards the annual meeting in Davos, scheduled for the beginning of the summer.

In addition to Modi, world leaders delivering special state of the world addresses will include Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, US Treasury Secretary Janet L Yellen and Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

In addition, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, United States Presidential Special Climate Envoy John F Kerry, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, and WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are also expected to attend the event. .

The Geneva-based WEF, which describes itself as an international organization for public-private cooperation, said starkly different pandemic experiences have exacerbated global divisions, while vaccine inequities, combined with new strains, have also slowed the international economic recovery.

However, Covid-19 is just one of the critical global challenges that could become unmanageable unless world leaders prioritize proactive collaboration and therefore the Davos Agenda will focus on driving concerted action among key global stakeholders, he added.

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said: “Everyone is hoping that in 2022 the Covid-19 pandemic, and the crises that have accompanied it, will finally start to recede. But major global challenges lie ahead, from climate change to rebuilding trust and social cohesion.”

“To deal with it, leaders will have to adopt new models, look long-term, renew cooperation and act systemically. The Davos Agenda 2022 is the starting point for the dialogue needed for global cooperation in 2022,” he added.

Through special addresses and panels with leaders from G20 economies and international organizations, the Davos Agenda 2022 will provide crucial insights into a range of critical challenges, the WEF said.

The summit will also mobilize governments and business leaders, international organizations and civil society to share their perspectives, ideas and plans on the most pressing global issues such as climate change, social contracts and equity. regarding vaccines.

These sessions will also provide a platform for broader connection, allowing global audiences to engage and be included in the conversation.

Davos Agenda 2022 will also mark the launch of several WEF initiatives to accelerate the race to net-zero emissions, the economic opportunity for nature-positive solutions and cyber-resilience.

Other launches on a wide range of critical topics will also take place from January 17-21, including building the resilience of global value chains, building economies in fragile markets through humanitarian investment, reducing of the vaccine manufacturing gap and the use of data solutions to prepare for the next pandemic.

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