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WEF - Global Gender Gap 2012

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available.

 

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, it finds that the majority of countries covered have made slow progress on closing gender gaps.

 

The Guardian article on the report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2012/oct/24/mind-the-gender-gap

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World Economic Forum Davos 2012: 'Protectionism has impacted world trade by 1%'

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Pascal Lamy, Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO) says there has been very little impact of protectionism on international trade as such policies have impacted the world trade by just 1 per cent. However, he adds that removing tax benefits for off-shoring firms is not a trade violation under WTO.

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Global Risks 2012, World Economic Forum

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The world’s vulnerability to further economic shocks and social upheaval risk undermining the progress that globalization has brought, warns the World Economic Forum in its Global Risks 2012 report (seventh edition).

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Projet phare en microassurance en faveur des petits paysans

Dans le cadre de la réunion annuelle du Forum économique mondial à Davos, le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden a rencontré le 26 janvier 2012 des représentants de la compagnie d’assurance AllianzRe pour discuter d’un projet commun, qui vise à offrir une sécurité accrue à des millions de riziculteurs en Asie en cas de mauvaise récolte.

 

Une technologie moderne permet d’améliorer considérablement les prévisions quant aux récoltes et donne aux petits paysans la possibilité de conclure une microassurance.

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GRF One Health Summit 2012

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GRF One Health Summit 2012
One Health - One Planet - One Future
Risks and Opportunities
19-22 February 2012 in Davos, Switzerland

 

A growing community of experts thus argues that today's health issues require to be dealt with from a holistic "One Health" perspective that acknowledges the systemic interconnections of human, animal and ecosystem health as an integrative management of risks and opportunities and especially engages the pharmaceutical and food industry.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

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Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

25-29 January
The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models

 

The contextual change at the top of minds remains the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the global economy. (...) In either context, the necessary conceptual models do not exist from which to develop a systemic understanding of the great transformations taking place now and in the future.

 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.

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