UAE Press: A summit that helps shape future of world

ABU DHABI, 11th February, 2019 (WAM) — A UAE newspaper has said that the country has become the world capital of peace and human development and the hosting of the largest-ever World Government Summit (WGS), that has brought together over 140 governments to develop government practices, share experiences, foresee and adapt to future challenges to improve human life, is a shining example.

“The event assumes huge significance because it is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide,” said Gulf Today in an editorial on Monday, noting, “Each year, it sets the agenda for the next generation of governments, focusing on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has made it clear that the human being is the centre of the World Government Summit. The main aim is to foresee the future of different sectors to improve humanity. The goal is to unite efforts and ideas to reinforce people’s well-being.

Through the summit, the UAE seeks to lead the world to a dialogue in technology, future, health and quality of life. Preparing for the future unquestionably requires flexible governments with greater ability to invest in future tools.

The wide range of subjects touched upon at the WGS speaks volumes about the potential it holds in offering solutions to crucial issues facing the world.

Whether it is about the International Monetary Fund’s offer of support to Pakistan, Sustainable Development Goals, improved public and private partnerships for the holistic benefit of the technology sector, Small and Medium Enterprises or Early Childhood Development, every aspect is discussed in earnestness, which makes the summit special.

The UAE itself has strengthened the fiscal framework so diligently that Christine Lagarde, Managing Director and Chairperson of the IMF has showered praise on the robustness of its economy and the continuous progress in the business and financial sector. She has rightly pointed out the success of UAE’s plans to empower women and encourage them to take on high profile positions in the public and private sectors.

Nothing helps shape the future better than in-depth analyses. It’s good that the summit will provide 20 reports with latest figures, studies and data to help decision-makers and officials formulate future strategies.

“Organising an event that aims at working out ways to enhance the lives of 7 billion citizens across the world is a superlatively creditable exercise and it is heartening that the UAE is the place where it is happening,” concluded the Sharjah-based daily.

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