Brazil's Minister of Finance Fernando Haddad and the Minister of Environment Marina Silva will be the official representatives to the World Economic Forum, (WEF) scheduled for January 16/20 in Davos, Switzerland and the message from the delegation to global investors is that the weekend's turmoil belongs to the past and Brazil is ready to play its important role in international politics.
A report released by the Davos-based World Economic Forum (WEF) highlighted that countries should increase by 66% the number of employees in the green economy, which includes agriculture and fisheries, sustainable construction, environment, civil, and chemical engineering sectors. The document also pointed out that 37% more doctors and teachers were needed.
The planet will reportedly need to wait another 132 years before total parity between men and women is achieved in the economic, political, educational, and health fields, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report on the gender gap released Wednesday.
Uruguay continues to be Latin America's leading country regarding energy transition towards renewable sources, according to an index released jointly this week by the World Economic Forum and the Accenture consultancy firm.
Robots will destroy 85 million jobs at mid-sized to large businesses over the next five years as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates changes in the workplace likely to exaggerate inequalities, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study has found.
By Gwynne Dyer – Donald Trump's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday contained no surprises: half an hour of chest-thumping self-praise, although without the usual xenophobia and dog-whistle racism. It was, after all, an audience of the ultra-rich and powerful in which most of the movers and shakers were not American.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro goaded opposition leader Juan Guaido during a rally in Caracas on Thursday, taunting his rival for failing to unseat him. A year ago, parliament speaker Guaido launched a challenge to Maduro's authority by declaring himself acting president, a move backed by more than 50 countries.
US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by would-be and actual dictators and beset by climate change.
The world's richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, the charity Oxfam said on Monday. It said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day, estimated to be worth at least US$10.8 trillion a year.
Ecuador may use financing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to balance its budget, as the South American country seeks to reduce a swollen fiscal deficit and its international debt, the finance minister admitted on Friday.