WGS 2024: Ministerial meetings among highlights of top-level talks in Dubai, UAE

Leaders of prestigious organizations also confirm participation at World Governments Summit 2024
WGS 2024: Ministerial meetings among highlights of top-level talks in Dubai, UAE
Leaders from around the world will help shape the future of governments at WGS 2024

Over 300 ministers from governments around the world have confirmed to attend the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024 in Dubai. They will participate in more than 23 regional and international ministerial meetings scheduled at the event.

Meanwhile,  more than 85 international and regional organizations are set to participate in the 11th edition of the World Governments Summit. The event will run from 12 to 14 February 2024 in Dubai, UAE under the theme “Shaping Future Governments”.

WGS: Inspiring excellence in governments

WGS has established its status as a major global platform for inspiring and shaping outstanding governance and public service. After 11 years of success, it has become a key global benchmark for conceptualization and creative ideas to address governance issues and challenges. Equally important, it has also become an important launchpad for establishing applicable frameworks and practices. As such, WGS 2024 has emerged as an ideal and effective platform to host Arab and international ministerial meetings, as well as interactive government workshops, to agree on shared direction, build partnerships, and collaborate on accelerating progress and implementing best practices to improve quality of life.

Ministerial meetings sessions

The ministerial meetings will cover social economic and commercial issues, technological advancements, energy and climate issues. In addition, they will also discuss food and water security, education, health and other sectors.

The WGS 2024 agenda includes 11 ministerial meetings and government workshops. Among these will be the meeting of Arab finance ministers in the presence of the President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and President of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF). This session is being organized in recognition of financial policies as a main pillar for sustainable economic growth and development in the region.

WGS will also host a meeting of energy ministers to discuss the future of hydrogen energy. This is a pressing matter in light of the need to accelerate the switch to clean energy and growing climate risks. WGS 2024 will also host a meeting for Arab youth and sports ministers.

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Special segments

A special ministerial meeting will discuss the next generation of future governments, while another meeting will bring together ministers involved in matters of sustainable development. Ministerial workshops to be held during WGS include one addressing best practices in food and water security, organized in collaboration with the World Bank, and another workshop led by the US Department of Commerce.

In addition, WGS 2024 will host 12 roundtables held under over 15 forums, discussing the future of the most vital sectors, including the future of human resources, geotechnology (Governance of Geotechnology Forum), higher education (the Future of Education Forum), and the future of Mobility Forum.

This year’s agenda reflects the special importance of issues and themes discussed at the World Governments Summit, and the key impact of its outcomes on vital sectors. It also shows that governments are keen to attend and actively take part in an event that has become a major forum to drive progress, and foster cooperation. International governments hosting their local ministerial meetings at the World Governments Summit is testament to the world’s confidence in its impact, and the growing importance of its role.

WGS 2024

International stakeholders

The attendance of important international organizations underscore the growing significance of WGS as a platform for collaborative thinking and action. The participating organizations will address current and future global challenges. In addition, they will forge solutions to ensure a more developed, prosperous, and secure future across various sectors.

Over 27 heads of organisations will be participating in the main sessions of the 2024 summit, focusing on six pressing topics, including Government Acceleration and Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and The Next Frontiers, Reimagining Development and Future Economies, Future Societies and Education, Sustainability and The New Global Shifts, and Urbanization and Global Health Priorities.

Among heads of organisations participating in this year’s summit are professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos; Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank Group; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League; Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council; Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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