World Government Summit 2024: All you need to know
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World Government Summit 2024: All you need to know

World Government Summit 2024: All you need to know

The event will feature over 25 heads of state and governments, 120 governmental delegations, and 85 international and regional organisations

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The 11th edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) is set to be held from February 12 to 14 in Dubai. The summit, themed “Shaping Future Governments,” aims to anticipate future opportunities and challenges while addressing pressing global issues.

The annual conference aims to continue its overarching agenda of fostering cooperation among governments worldwide, share knowledge, and highlight inspiring models in governmental work, reported state news agency WAM.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, minister of Cabinet Affairs and chairman of the World Governments Summit Organisation, said that the summit reflects the vision of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in shaping the future and fostering positive change.

He explained, “The World Government Summit 2024 provides an excellent opportunity to forge common perspectives on global developments, and come up with effective solutions for critical development and humanitarian concerns.”

“It serves as a global platform for crafting proactive strategies to address future challenges, exchanging experiences to bolster social stability, and fulfilling the aspirations of future generations.”

Key speakers at the summit

The event will feature over 25 heads of state and governments, over 300 ministers, 120 governmental delegations, and 85 international and regional organisations.

Notable speakers that are scheduled to attend include President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President William Ruto of Kenya, and other heads of state.

Themes and sessions

The summit will cover six main themes through 15 global forums and over 110 interactive dialogues and sessions. Topics include the Future of Work, Mobility, Climate Action, Sustainable Finance, Scientific Discovery, AI, Geotechnology, and more.

Special events

Day Zero will host the Arab Fiscal Forum and key meetings like the World Bank Group Ministerial Experience Exchange. Notable sessions on Day One include discussions on Climate Action, Family Business, and Scientific Discovery.

Day Two will feature forums on AI, Government Experience Exchange, SDGs in Action, and the Future of Education. The final day will focus on Sustainable Investments, the Future of Space, Global Health, and awards ceremonies.

Nobel laureates and thought leaders will share insights alongside ministers and visionaries from around the world. Speakers from the UAE will include Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of the Dubai Council will address key sessions.


The summit will present awards such as the ‘Best Minister in the World’, ‘Best Sustainable Development Practices’, ‘Creative Government Innovations Award’, and more.

With a comprehensive agenda, esteemed speakers, and global participation, the World Government Summit 2024 promises to be a platform for proactive strategies and impactful solutions in shaping the future of governments worldwide.


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