United Arab Emirates Current Affairs - 2019
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The sixth edition of World Government Summit (WGS) 2018 was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 11 to 13, 2018. India was guest country at this year’s event and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had delivered the inaugural speech on day one.
More than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions and more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries – including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organisations had attended the event.
In his inaugural speech PM Modi propounded idea of six Rs for sustainable development- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture, with the view to safeguarding nature.
World Government Summit (WGS)
WGS is global platform dedicated to shaping future of government worldwide. It brings together leaders in government for global dialogue about governmental process and policies with focus on issues of futurism, technology and innovation etc. The first WGS was held in Dubai in 2013 and since then it is held annually.
The Summit sets agenda for next generation of governments with focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.. It functions as thought leadership platform and networking hub for policymakers, experts, and pioneers in human development.
The Summit is considered as gateway to future as it functions as stage for analysis of future trends, issues, and opportunities facing humanity. It is also serves an arena to showcase innovations, best practice, and smart solutions to inspire creativity to tackle these future challenges.