Zelensky’s shadow will hang over the Davos Forum

It was in the air, it is now confirmed. The 51st edition of the Davos Forum, from May 22 to 26, will be largely devoted to Ukraine. Its President, Volodymyr Zelensky, will address world political, economic and social leaders on May 23.

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“The world is at a historic turning point which requires us to urgently and quickly address the current geo-economic and geopolitical challenges, informed the World Economic Forum (WEF) this Friday at Weather. More than 50 world leaders, directly affected by these challenges, have pledged to participate in this year’s meeting.” A few days after the invasion, Klaus Schwab and Borge Brende, respectively founding director and president of the WEF, had signed an open letter promising humanitarian and diplomatic aid to Ukraine.

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The Forum will thus have its “Ukrainian moment” with a strong delegation from the kyiv government physically present in the Graubünden station. Among its representatives, Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation. The WEF elected him one of the 109 Young Global Leaders, an annual program that identifies and nurtures the leaders of tomorrow. A second Ukrainian winner, Zoya Lytvyn, founder of a high school in kyiv, will also be present. The mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko, as well as five women parliamentarians will also make the trip.

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