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Are the world's crises overshadowing the World Economic Forum "Davos"


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At a time when the World Economic Forum "Davos" focused on the Ukrainian military operation and its repercussions, attention seems to be focused in the current meeting on ending the state of global division and achieving a measure of cooperation, to confront the current situation.

Perhaps the momentum enjoyed by the Forum in its new session is partly due to its timing, as it comes after a package of crises, most notably the Corona epidemic, and the trade war between the United States and China, not to mention the Ukrainian crisis.

In this context, the head of the Davos World Economic Forum, Burg Brende, announced during a press conference this week that the summit, which is taking place in the Alpine resort in Switzerland, will be held this year "in light of the most complex geopolitical and geo-economic situation in decades."

The state of selfishness and political opportunism is the main reason for the absence of international cooperation at the current stage, in light of many factors, most notably the state of geographical distance from regional crisis areas, during the past decades, and thus the great powers were not affected by their repercussions in the past, which is the mother that does not apply to The nature of the new crises, which are characterized by their extended geographical and temporal dimensions.

The founder of the forum, Klaus Schwab, believes that "one of the main reasons for this fragmentation is a lack of cooperation," which leads to the adoption of "short-term and selfish policies," denouncing a "vicious circle."

Despite Russia's absence from the forum, it will constitute an appropriate opportunity for Ukrainian officials to address hundreds of major political figures such as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in addition to about 600 company heads and many media and representatives. About civil society, from non-governmental organizations, researchers, and even stars, including actor Idris Elba and soprano Renee Fleming.

One of the main topics for discussion is also the climate, as the organizers seek to help the talks pave the way for the next global negotiations within the framework of the Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP 28) to be held at the end of the year in the United Arab Emirates, where activists intend to take advantage of the opportunity to recall climate issues at this stage. current.

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Mohamed Al-Rawi is a professional journalist since 2011, a media graduate from Kuwait University, a technology expert, a media consultant and a member of the International Organization of Journalists - a member of the fact-checking team at Meta Company. He writes in the fields of entertainment, art, science and technology, and believes that the pen can change everything.