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Push ‘reset’ button on world, WEF founder says

January 20, 2014

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January 15, 2014

It’s time to press the “reset” button on the world, the founder of the World Economic Forum said Wednesday, addressing media ahead of the WEF’s much ballyhooed annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, that gets underway in a week’s time.

“The world is complex, it’s fast-moving, it’s interconnected, and we in Davos want to provide a mirror to the world as it is. It is not a meeting devoted to one set of issues. It’s a meeting that address the complexity of our world,” said Klaus Schwab, the WEF’s founder and executive chairman.

Schwab was speaking as part of efforts to showcase the upcoming yearly jamboree for the global political and corporate elite that has as its core aim an ambition no less lofty than to foster an environment where the myriad problems and challenges facing the world in 2014 can be tackled head on.

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  1. flyer168 permalink

    “Push ‘reset’ button on world, WEF founder says…”

    Ewoon,

    Just to share this…

    THE COMMITTEE OF 300
    (AS OF SEPTEMBER 2010)

    http://charlenecleoeiben.blogspot.com/2013/01/home-people-famous-alleged-illuminati.html

    Schwab, Klaus

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_committee300_14.htm

    Schwab, Klaus

    Davos forum founder sees Syria, Iran in spotlight –
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/20/4626262/davos-forum-founder-sees-syria.html#.Ut_2-dKwrGg

    “…DAVOS, Switzerland Talks over the future of Syria and Iran will occur on the sidelines of the annual gathering for political and financial elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the founder of the World Economic Forum said Monday.

    Klaus Schwab said in an interview with the Associated Press that there will be crossover between the forum’s 2,500 participants and the officials from the U.S., Russia and close to 40 other countries that are attending the start of the Syria peace conference several hours away in Montreux, Switzerland.

    Syria’s main, Western-backed opposition group agreed Monday to attend this week’s peace conference only after threatening to sit it out because of a last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join in.

    “Here you have some of the true leaders with the influence on the region, so I am sure the results will have an impact on our own discussions,” said Schwab, a German-born economist and engineer who founded the Davos forum in 1971. Since then, the five-day gathering, which attracts heads of state, royalty and top executives, has grown into a massive networking event — what some consider speed-dating for the political and corporate elites…”

    But Schwab said it would be too early for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his foreign minister, Javad Zarif, to start negotiating new investments while at the forum. First, they need to boost international trust that Iran will respect the terms of their nuclear deal.

    “We have to create the reality which allows confidence between the different parties, and only in the next phase you can really talk about business,” Schwab said of the Iranians’ prospects for new oil, gas and other business deals…”

    You be the judge.

    Shalom.

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