Source Title: “Davos agenda” dialogue will find a good way for global cooperation under epidemic situation
The world economic forum is scheduled to hold the “Davos agenda” dialogue online from 25 to 29. The leaders of more than 1500 political, commercial and social organizations in more than 70 countries and regions around the world will focus on “ grasp the key year and rebuild trust ” this topic will be thoroughly discussed, and how to deal with the challenges facing COVID-19 under the global economic, environmental, social and technological challenges, and seek a cooperative epidemic prevention and economic recovery plan.
Rebuilding trust is the key
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the world economic forum, believes that 2021 is the key year to rebuild trust. He stressed that the world is at an important crossroads. COVID-19 has brought serious impact to the whole world and undermined the efforts of the international community in dealing with unemployment, poverty and climate change. Leaders must work together to take positive, decisive and inclusive action.
The epidemic has not only triggered a public health crisis, which has claimed more than 2 million lives, but also posed new challenges in many fields such as economy, society, science and technology. The World Bank warned that the epidemic has caused a global economic recession in 2020, and may bring long-term trauma in the future, leading to a “disappointing decade” for the global economy;. According to the international labor organization, the epidemic has brought crisis to the global labor market, resulting in a sharp drop in global workers’ income. In the second quarter of 2020, global working hours dropped sharply, equivalent to 495 million jobs. The report of the United Nations development program also shows that the spread of the epidemic has impacted the cause of global poverty reduction. In 2020, the number of poor people in the world will increase for the first time in many years, or nearly 100 million people will fall back into extreme poverty.
The global risk report 2021 issued by the world economic forum recently warned that the epidemic has exacerbated the gap between the rich and the poor and social differentiation, widened the long-standing health, economic and digital divide, and may aggravate geopolitical tensions in the next five to 10 years.
COVID-19 is a real global crisis and needs global joint response. Schwab believes that coping with the crisis requires trust, which is the foundation for facing the future and building a new world in the future. He stressed that the world order in the post epidemic era must be shaped by the joint participation of all countries, which requires not only the participation of politicians, but also the support of the business community, especially the voice of the young generation.
Call for systematic solutions
Schwab said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua news agency that the new crown crisis is not only a cyclical crisis, but also a systemic crisis, so systematic solutions are needed. &The “Davos agenda” dialogue will provide opinions on the establishment of a new economic and social system in the post epidemic era.
According to the organizers, during the five-day dialogue, more than 1500 participants, including heads of state, heads of government and heads of international organizations, will discuss five major issues, including building a strong, sustainable and cohesive economic system, promoting the transformation and growth of responsible industries, improving global public governance, and making use of the technology of the fourth industrial revolution And promote global and regional cooperation.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua news agency, sadia zahidi, executive director of the world economic forum, stressed that post epidemic economic recovery cannot simply return to the traditional growth mode, and inclusiveness and sustainability should become the core of the new growth mode.
Schwab also said that after the epidemic, the economic system must strengthen cohesion to avoid more inequality. At the same time, in the process of economic recovery, it is particularly necessary to protect the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises.
China brings hope
Schwab previously pointed out that China plays a very important role in coping with the epidemic and promoting economic recovery, bringing hope to the world.
At a time when the issue of equitable distribution of new vaccines has aroused widespread concern in the international community, the global public product attribute of Chinese vaccines has become increasingly prominent, contributing to the realization of vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries. China will become the only major economy in the world to achieve positive growth in 2020, injecting momentum into the world economic recovery.
In the process of seeking cooperation to fight the epidemic and promote economic recovery, China’s participation is indispensable in building an economic and social system in the post epidemic era. At this “Davos agenda” dialogue, all parties look forward to China’s contribution.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Ling Xin
(Xinhua news agency, Geneva, January 24)