The World Economic Forum will mark the opening of its 45th Annual Meeting on Tuesday by awarding three exceptional artist and cultural leaders with a Crystal Award

The World Economic Forum today launches the Global Strategic Foresight Community, a new multistakeholder peer network aimed at positively shaping future industry, regional and global agendas by identifying emerging or underappreciated global shifts and bringing them to the attention of decision-makers.

The World Economic Forum launched “The Davos Challenge: Walk for Education”, a programme designed to help cut the time children travel to school in rural areas and improve their learning opportunities. The project is a collaboration with UBS and World Bicycle Relief.

Over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 other leaders from business and society will convene at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, from 21 to 24 January 2015 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, to discuss The New Global Context.

Is our global humanitarian system in transition? If so, what are the key issues before the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

Capital rich and ready to spend, China might be outplaying many Western rivals, even maybe Russia, in the Balkans. Chinese investments boost the influence, something already see in Africa. Is the Balkans next Chinese Africa – opportunities potent filed of contests with the west that loses its orientation, speed and grip?

Is the new Russian approach towards China and India, vector for a multipolar world order? Will the new Davos – gathering between vanity fair and summit of the mightiest – in future take place in Kyrgyzstan – Central Asian country surrounded by the most prosperous and promising powers?

Accusations of the West towards Putin traditionally are based on the fact that he worked in the KGB. And, therefore he is a cruel and immoral person. Putin is blamed for everything. But nobody ever accused Putin of lack of intelligence.
Any accusations against this man only emphasize his ability for quick analytical thinking and making clear and balanced political and economic decisions.

Security, politico-military, legal and socio-economic aspects

In an ever evolving and expanding world, there is a constant quest for both more energy and less external energy dependency.

The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) is a new independent body established between the members of the Arctic Council (AC), the eight Arctic states, and the six Indigenous Peoples Organizations appointed Permanent Participants. The newly established AEC held its first meeting between September 1st and 3rd in Iqaluit, Canada.

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