WGS: A platform for international cooperation and laboratory for future policies

DUBAI: The World Governments Summit (WGS), which kicks off next week, represents a pivotal moment for influencing governments and societies to engage with the global community in shaping the future. Over the years, the Summit has evolved into a premier platform for governments to share best practices and foster international cooperation under the visionary guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Summit's previous editions witnessed widespread participation from world leaders, governments, international organisations, global corporate executives, entrepreneurs, experts, specialists, and future-makers. It also spurred the start of a new phase where the UAE continues to provide a leading platform uniting the world under one roof, with a humanitarian goal of ensuring a better tomorrow for future generations. The UAE's commitment to international cooperati on and innovation is evident in its efforts to expand knowledge partnerships and facilitate exchanges between governments. Last year's Summit witnessed the signing of over 80 bilateral agreements to modernise government practices and advance sustainable development goals. With its theme "Shaping Future Governments," this year's Summit promises to bring together thousands of officials, experts, and private sector leaders to discuss global trends and contribute to developing innovative solutions for future challenges. Through knowledge-sharing and strategic partnerships, the Summit aims to empower governments and enhance their readiness for the future. As the largest annual global government gathering, the Summit has succeeded in elevating the future of governments, enabling them to achieve excellence and leadership based on the latest developments and trends, focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to address current challenges. With this year's Summit, the UAE continues to consolidate its strategi c approach to developing international cooperation, enhancing government work and encouraging inspirational initiatives that meet people's aspirations for development, prosperity, social stability, and confidence in the future. Source: Emirates News Agency