1) Gender Parity in the Global Economic System
2) Mitigating the Rising Youth Unemployment Rate
Chair: Abi Pastrana
Co-Chair: Steven Kwok
Position Papers will be due to the Committee Email below on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by 11:59pm and should be no longer than one page per topic, single-spaced.
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World Economic Forum (WEF)
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an independent international organization that is separate from the United Nations, yet still committed to improving the state of the current global world by “engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society,” with the intention to shape the agendas that outline the future of global, regional, and industrial representatives.
The Forum was incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in the early 1970s along with no ties to political, partisan, or national interests. The headquarters of the Forum are found in the neutral territory of Switzerland, specifically the city of Geneva.
Founded in January of 1971, the World Economic Forum was derived from the discussions and collaborations of a group of European business leaders with the leading principle coming to fruition by Professor Klaus Schwab. This principle or “concept states that the management of an enterprise is not only accountable to its shareholders but must also serve the interests of all stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and more broadly, government, civil society, and any others who may be affected or concerned by its operations.”
From its beginning, the World Economic Forum has served as a catalyst for major bridge-building efforts amongst businesses and corporations that seek cooperation and collaboration. In fact, the Forum has provided the necessary critical platform for furthering peace and reconciliation across the globe, for instance, in the promotion of understanding in aftermath of fall of the Berlin Wall as well as the introduction of the Chinese and Indian emerging economies to the international community.
In the modern era, the World Economic Forum continues to debate and evolve on the issues of risk assessment in the business sector, environmental sustainability, as well as a variety of other issues that grace their presence on the agenda. Various global initiatives across the continents have been greatly advanced because of the results at the Forum and its progress as a not-for-profit has allowed it to be the epicenter of change, especially in the intricacies of the corporate world.
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