WGS 2022 highlights UAE’s pivotal role in global partnerships

The organization of the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS 2022) in Dubai, which coincided with the successful conclusion of Expo 2020 Dubai, has once again highlighted the central role that the United Arab Emirates plays in bringing together global political, business and intellectual leaders on a platform to address key questions regarding the future of humanity.

Held under the theme “Shaping Future Governments”, WGS2022 hosted more than 110 sessions and 15 global forums. The event brought together more than 30 global agencies at the heart of international development, such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Women’s Forum for Business and Society and the Atlantic Council.

In addition to hosting global organizations and thought leaders at the summit, the UAE’s active participation and leadership role in many sessions has once again reinforced the country’s commitment to global efforts to to strengthen the agility and resilience of governments in the face of unprecedented crises and future challenges.

WGS2022, the largest global gathering since the outbreak of the pandemic, was a serious attempt to map out a roadmap for governments, the private sector, academia, the scientific community and civil societies for a future fraught with disaster. pitfalls ranging from a pandemic that is not yet fully tamed, geopolitical risks across the world that threaten world peace and many economic uncertainties that lurk in the background.

Through its sessions, themes, forums and knowledge reports, the summit examined a wide range of pressing issues facing humanity and attempted to establish an agenda for socio-economic recovery that can unlock new opportunities for million people around the world.

The UAE’s success in crisis management and exceptional handling of the pandemic has earned the nation and its leaders special status and credibility within the international community in terms of problem solving and crisis management. a global crisis of this magnitude with resilience, empathy and courage.

The foresight, proactivity and use of technology by UAE governments to respond quickly to challenges and adapt to unexpected events has earned him unprecedented recognition. While WGS2022 was a platform for the UAE to share its experience on how the country handled the Covid crisis and how lessons learned can be used to design future healthcare and manage risks to the economy, summit participants undoubtedly had a lot to take away about how leaders should act in times of crisis.