Latest World Economic Forum News

Report: Pandemic dealing setbacks to gender parity in jobs

Mar. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The think tank behind the annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, says the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting gender parity in the workplace, but time will tell whether the damage to women's roles in the economy proves permanent. The World...

Davos event pushed back to August over COVID-related havoc

Feb. 03, 2021 12:01 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Leaders of the World Economic Forum say their annual gathering -- usually held in the Alpine snows of Davos, Switzerland -- is being postponed again because of “the international challenges in containing the pandemic.” The forum, which staged a virtual...

Oxfam urges radical economic rejig for post-COVID world

Jan. 24, 2021 19:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday that the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record unless governments radically rejig their economies. In a report geared to inform discussions at the...

Xi, Modi expected for 'virtual' Davos in era of pandemic

Jan. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum organizers are expecting leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for a virtual gathering next week — after the COVID-19 pandemic...