WGS concludes with the signing of 80 agreements

Sheikh Hamdan honors winners of Global Government Excellence
WGS concludes with the signing of 80 agreements
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed attending final day of WGS (Photo Credit: Dubai Media Office)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai announced the conclusion of the tenth session of the World Government Summit (WGS), which witnessed the signing of 80 agreements between the summit’s participating countries.

The summit was attended by “10,000 specialists, government officials, and 80 international organizations,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.

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On the final day, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid attended a key session by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

Sheikh Saif reflected on recent economic progress, tourism growth, and the nation’s status as a global hub for trade and thanked the country’s rulers for their leadership.

The UAE, he said, was a “family” comprised of every nationality that continues to attract the best and brightest from all over the world.


Sheikh Saif bin Zayed

Sheikh Hamdan honors winners


Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, honored the winners of the Global Government Excellence Award.

The event was attended by dignitaries including Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.


In his address, Sheikh Hamdan said that the UAE has adopted a government system focused on excellence in community service and corporate best practices.

The Global Government Excellence Award recognizes exceptional government initiatives, practices, and officials from around the world.

The award was given to four winners in the categories of Distinguished Initiative in Government Innovation, Best Project in Government Transformation, Best Government Service in the World, and Distinguished Initiative in Upskilling and Investing in People.

The winners of the Global Government Excellence Award were: Portugal’s LabX – Centre for Innovation in the Public Sector for ‘Distinguished Initiative in Government Innovation; Brazil’s LA-BORA! Gov Innovation lab for Distinguished Initiative in Upskilling and Investing in People; Egypt’s New Administrative Capital for the Best Project in Government Transformation; and the Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network for the Best Government Service in the World.

The award received 80 nominations.

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