WGS 2019: Containing Contagion – How Removing Society’s ‘Super-Spreaders’ Can Help Governments Combat Threat of Extremism

The immunization and control of ‘super-spreaders’ within global networks were highlighted today at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai as an effective way for governments to combat threats such as extremism.

WGS 2019: Governments must redesign services: happier citizens are more efficient citizens

Making progress on society’s biggest problems requires governments to make better use of data, involve citizens, invest in employees, and collaborate with other sectors. This was the consensus at the ‘Design to Transform Government’ track in front of a full-house today at the seventh World Government Summit. The three themed sessions shed light on a more disciplined, systematic and design-related approach to solving public sector management problems.

Lebanon wins the vote to host the next “FIATA RAME” conference in Beirut from 24 till 26 June, 2019

The Lebanese Forwarders Syndicate (LFS) has won the trust of the international community to host the FIATA RAME conference (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in the Region of Africa and Middle East), in Beirut for the first time, after a thorough voting process held during the International Conference of FIATA in India in October, 2018.

Al Tayer speaks in a session during the World Government Summit 2019 on the Future of Mobility in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Al Tayer speaking at the Word Gov Summit:

Our leaders made an early start to shape the future, and mobilised resources to cope with the Fourth Industrial Revolution

133 million new jobs may emerge in shake-up between humans and machines by 2022

One of the most senior officials of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on governments and institutions around the world to collaborate far more closely around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to harness the opportunities of technological change to end poverty, curb inequalities, confront discrimination and ensure vast numbers of people are not left behind.