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World Government Summit 2023 to Kick Off Next Week in Dubai

World Government Summit 2023 to Kick Off Next Week in Dubai

Monday, 6 February, 2023 - 11:30
UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi (WAM)

The World Government Summit (WGS) 2023 will be held in Dubai from 13 to 15 February, under the slogan “Shaping Future Governments.” The 10th edition of the WGS will focus on 6 important themes, all aiming to improve lives for people around the world.

The six themes include accelerating development and governance, future of societies and healthcare, exploring the frontiers, governing economic resilience and connectivity, global city design and sustainability, prioritizing learning and work.

The summit will witness the participation of presidents, governments, ministers, officials, heads of international organizations and companies, thought leaders, global experts, and prominent business leaders from the private sector.

During a press conference, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS) Organization, said: “In its 2023 edition, the World Government Summit will witness the participation of 20 presidents, including His Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt; His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Türkiye; His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union; His Excellency Mario Abdo Benitez, President of the Republic of Paraguay; and His Excellency President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.”

Al Gergawi pointed out that this year’s edition will bring together more than 250 ministers, and more than 10,000 government officials, thought leaders and global experts around the world.

The minister added that more than 80 international, regional, and governmental organizations will enrich the sessions and forums.

As part of the current edition of the WGS, global awards will be presented in appreciation of government ministers, representatives of the private sector, innovators, and creators for their exceptional contributions to building a better society for humanity.

The awards include the Edge of Government Award, the Best Minister Award, and the World Data Visualization Prize.

The summit will host more than 22 international forums that focus on setting future policies, strategies and plans that enhance governments' readiness and flexibility for the next stage of development.

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