In recent years, more young people have joined the global elite as participants of the World Economic Forum. Young people under the age of 30 - the Global Shapers - are invited to take part in discussions on several topics like Europe.
Few would argue that this is still a men's world, in which women are often denied equal opportunities. A report by the World Economic Forum is now providing fresh evidence for that, but also sees some progress.
The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report fears rising geopolitical tensions will reduce the international community's ability to deal with global threats. But never before have there been so many serious risks.
The World Economic Forum on ASEAN countries has begun in Vietnam — a fitting host given its status as the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Hanoi.
Angela Merkel has told WEF delegates at Davos that her government would get right-wing populism "under control, but it is a poison." The chancellor insisted that protectionism would not answer the world's problems.
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