Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fourth session of Future World Councils (GFCs) will be held in Dubai today.

More than 700 future advisors, experts and scholars from 70 countries will participate in the two-day annual meetings of the councils in Madinat Jumeirah, which will meet in 41 councils to discuss the future of the most critical sectors and explore the challenges ahead to map future directions.

Strategic sessions

The fourth session of the World Future Councils will see the UAE government hold a number of future sessions within the UAE track, including special strategic sessions, future dialogue with ministers, and future discussion sessions that will explore the future of the environment, sustainability, the future of skills, the future of medicine and the human genome.

As part of the annual meetings of the World Future Councils, the UAE Government will hold the “Strategic Future Sessions”, which will include panel discussions involving world ministers, experts and supervisors, discussing the most important future developments and trends in the economic sector and the most important solutions implemented by governments. The Special Strategic Sessions will cover the topics of the future of global trade, the dialogue of the future with the ministers, and discuss the effects of global conditions on the future of trade in the Middle East, as well as the sessions of the future, in which participants will explore the future of the upcoming global financial crises and the most important challenges. Imposed by.

The future of vital sectors

Global Future Councils aim to explore the future of vital sectors, develop strategic insights that will enhance the world's efforts in the journey to the future, and discuss many axes that include current and future challenges, and the best solutions to address them, and anticipates the expected transformations, and the most important opportunities that can be formed, and take advantage of them in Design future initiatives within the areas of: economy, technology, geopolitical transformation, infrastructure, health and society.

Looking ahead

The Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Co-Chairman of the Future Councils, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, said that the organization of the World Future Councils in the UAE embodies the vision of the leadership in achieving global leadership in anticipating the future, preparing for it, and providing all solutions and tools to face its challenges, thus enhancing the UAE's position. A laboratory for future solutions in all fields.

Al-Gergawi stressed that the keenness of the UAE leadership to contribute to the global responsibility towards the future of humanity is the basis for the UAE to host and organize these meetings year after year.

He added that the World Future Councils, which brings together more than 700 supervisors, experts and officials from 70 countries, in 41 councils covering all sectors, promote the exchange of experiences and policy-making within the framework of efforts to achieve a single goal of "serving humanity" and foreseeing the future of mankind and generating ideas to find solutions to the challenges. Facing our world, in vital sectors such as the global financial system, geopolitics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, cities, cybersecurity, bioeconomics and others.

Al-Gergawi praised the strategic partnership between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum, in promoting the global movement aimed at making a positive change in the lives of peoples through prospecting and preparing for the future, and the development of perceptions and practical solutions to future challenges, and the fruitful results of the ongoing partnership over 12 years.

Third session

At its third session in November 2018, the World Future Councils saw the participation of 700 senior advisors, scientists, global future experts, government officials from 70 countries and representatives of international organizations.

The Government of the UAE announced during the course of this session a number of future initiatives, including a guiding framework aimed at enabling an integrated and secure data environment, within the framework of the UAE's efforts to adopt the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The fourth industrial in the UAE, and the strategy of the UAE for the fourth industrial revolution.

The future of the political world is on the table

Global Future Councils address the most important changes in geopolitical and economic trends and future challenges, and the need to understand international developments within the Geopolitical Future Council.

The China Future Council examines China's vital role in reshaping the global system of trade and development and the domestic effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Japan Future Council looks forward to the transition to the fourth generation of globalization in Japan and the rapid changes in economic, social and demographic structures.

The Korean Peninsula Future Council highlights the most significant changes in the geographical and regional landscape.

The Future Council of Russia seeks to define the role of Russian cities as an engine of global technological cooperation, while the Future Council of Europe discusses the continent's responsibility to embody the world order and guide reforms necessary to take advantage of advanced technology.

The Future Council of the United States discusses the future of its foreign policy over the coming decades and the most important challenges it faces.

Accuracy and credibility in electronic media

The Future Council for Media, Entertainment and Culture discusses the most important challenges affecting the entertainment and information sector in terms of accuracy and reliability, as well as the challenges facing the electronic media. The Future Council for New Education and Labor reviews new models, standards and policies to promote equality in education, develop skills and expand opportunities. the work.

Digital Economy and Energy

The Digital Future Economic Council (FEC) is exploring ways to create a comprehensive and sustainable digital future that will enhance the confidence of individuals in the economic sector.

At the Future Energy Council, participants look at the major transformation of the energy sector and the opportunities it offers, and its role in ensuring a more sustainable and inclusive future. The Future Energy Technology Future Council looks at the effects of technology on demand and supply and its role in transforming the global energy sector. The Council for the Future of Advanced Industry and Production addresses the most important societal, commercial and environmental issues related to the future of the industry.

Human Rights and the Industrial Revolution

Global Future Councils address topics that address the future of global societies. The Challenges posed by humanitarian and natural disasters and the need to provide sustainable services will be discussed at the Future Council for Humanitarian Systems.

The Future Council for Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are exploring ways to capitalize on the wealth of data generated by digital platforms specialized in human rights. The Council for the Future of the Global Public Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution deals with ways to benefit from the technology and developments provided by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in various sectors.

Transparency and anti-corruption

Within the infrastructure sector, the councils will discuss future issues focusing on the development of new tools for empowering leaders within the Future Governance Council.

The Future Transparency and Anti-Corruption Council is looking at ways to strengthen global efforts to uphold the values ​​of integrity and transparency in the public and private sectors. The Council for the Future of Cities and Urbanization addresses the most important global trends by 2050, by empowering cities and taking advantage of advanced technology opportunities.

The Future Infrastructure Council offers new solutions to increase investment, improve and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure projects. The Future Transport Council discusses the effects of innovation and cultural transformation on the movement of people and goods relative to changes and innovations that have taken place over the past years.

New health systems

The Health Hub discusses ways to enhance efforts to map the challenges and opportunities in the sector within the Future of the Diversity and Bioeconomics agenda.

The Council for the Future of Health and Health Care is addressing new health systems in home care, precision medicine and redesigning health services by 2050.

The Future of Life Council focuses on the future of human enhancement, and highlights developments in the field of human enhancers and their impact on industry, government and society.