Global recovery from COVID-19 pandemic on agenda at World Government Summit

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Navigating the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is at the top of the agenda as the UAE hosts the World Government Summit.

The virtual event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.

Political and industry leaders will offer their outlooks on the future of vital sectors including healthcare, space and cryptocurrencies.

Day one will open with a keynote speech from His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organisation.

Initial sessions will focus on the future of Africa, Asia, the economic order and the decentralisation of finance. 

The second day will start with an address from Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, where he will outline the forecast for global public health.

That will be followed by high-level talks on the global COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will also be discussing how public-private partnerships can inspire a new generation of STEM enthusiasts to lead the space race and the quest to understand life beyond Earth.

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