Ongoing events and radical changes affecting today's society require a reassessment of power balances and technological advancements, while also reaffirming the urgency, already expressed in several public events, to draft and implement common policies at an International level.
Technology will generate an ever-increasing range of opportunities for these students to learn skills inexpensively and to apply them as they continue grow, learning more throughout their careers, regardless of their chosen industry.
Today, leprosy affects approximately 150,000 people in India, which carries roughly 58% of the global leprosy burden.
These realities underscore the important role that women, especially low-income women, must play in the economic growth of their communities.
With several large trade deals on the global agenda, there is a real opportunity to boost growth for everyone.
The responsibility for learning is a shared one -- young people must seek out new experiences, and business, education and government must collaborate to create more opportunities.
The evidence is irrefutable that the jobs crisis will continue to deepen as inequality rises. We are living in a world transformed by the insatiable greed of the 1% and the failure of governments to act on the concerns of people.
I am convinced that big corporations are the key players in the fight against slavery. Today, if you compare state GDP to net profits, global corporations are bigger and more powerful than many nation states. They certainly have the ability to implement changes in their production chains very quickly if needed.
The adoption of the IMF reforms by the United States Congress would send a long overdue signal to rapidly growing emerging economies that the world counts on their voices, and their resources, to find global solutions to global problems.
In December 2014, negative annual rates were observed in sixteen Member States.
In emerging markets, slow growth in the advanced economies has shut down a traditional development path: export-led growth. As a result, emerging markets have had to rely once again on domestic demand. This is always a difficult task, given the temptation to over-stimulate.
The world is increasingly conflicted, unequal and unsustainable. Last week, the Forum released its Global Risks 2015 Report, where it identified top dangers, including extreme water crisis, massive unemployment and the failure of national governance systems. The biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years comes from the risk of international conflict.
To solve some of the world's most pressing issues, it's not enough to admonish consumers to adopt a more ethical identity. Davos leaders must actively enable it. Otherwise, the state of the world will not improve.
FOR the past couple of years, I have driven across Europe in January to a small and largely unheralded ski resort; six-lane autostrasses and autoroutes give way to smaller equally clean highways, all lit by the low-rise sun of a European winter.
We call them our kids. Computation is still the best, indeed the only, scientific explanation we have of how a physical object like a brain can act intelligently.
While often the conversations are delightful and allow an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, the question for me is: Did I optimize the time together to explore an aspect of another person's world view and knowledge or did we just have a pleasant conversation?