Davos World Economic Forum 2021 postponed to summer due to Corona
- 2020-08-27 01:50:06
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The World Economic Forum’s management announced in a statement that the Davos Summit 2021, scheduled to be held mainly in winter, has been postponed to “early next summer,” due to the lack of suitable conditions for its “safe” organization in January / January in light of the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
She added that next year's summit, which will host the elite of political and economic officials, may lack the white background of the snow in the Swiss resort of Davos in the Alps.
"The World Economic Forum decided on Wednesday afternoon to reschedule the annual meeting for the year 2021 at the beginning of next summer," said forum spokesman Adrian Munk in a statement, adding that the decision was taken after experts believed that the summit could not be held safely in January. /January".
He pointed out that "decision-making was not easy, as there is an urgent need to bring together world leaders" in order to plan for "re-launching (the economy) after Covid."
This announcement came with the death toll from the virus exceeding the threshold of 820,000, and the total number of infections reaching 24 million, according to a toll drawn up by Agence France-Presse based on official sources.
Meanwhile, negotiations that were scheduled in Geneva this week to discuss the new Syrian constitution have been frozen after several Syrian delegates were infected with COVID-19.
So far, Switzerland has recorded about 1,700 deaths and more than 40,500 injuries.
Monk pointed out that the forum’s management intends to organize “virtual dialogues at a high level during which world leaders can share their views on the world in 2021,” and that “during the week beginning January 25.”
As for the forum, which will be held in person, he said: "You will receive details about the dates and location of our annual forum after rescheduling it as soon as conditions become available to ensure the health and safety of all participants and those who host them."
The management of the World Economic Forum said in early June that it wanted to keep the famous annual forum in the small city in the Swiss Alps, but "in an unprecedented way" that includes "talks in person and virtually."
"The Covid-19 crisis has shown us that our old systems are no longer fit for the twenty-first century," said Klaus Schwab, CEO of the Forum.
He added, "It is a historic moment now, the time not only to fight the virus, but also to reshape the system for the post-Corona era."
The 2020 Forum, which was held last January, at a time when the world was discovering the spread of the new Corona virus in China, attracted more than 50 heads of state and government, and its topics focused on sustainability and creating a more comprehensive model of capitalism.
Speakers at the time included US President Donald Trump and a young Swedish environmental campaigner, Greta Thunberg.