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« on: January 12, 2011, 05:29:47 PM »
Intended consequences  are called UnIntended...

http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-risks

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition has identified economic disparity and global governance failures as central risks in the global risk landscape, exacerbating and driving a range of other risks.


http://www.cnbc.com/id/41019613
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Over three years of financial crisis has "drained the world’s capacity" to deal with further shocks, according to the World Economic Forum’s closely-watched Global Risks Report
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“The interconnectedness and complexity of issues mean that unintended consequences abound, and traditional risk response mechanisms often simply shift risk to other stakeholders or parts of society,” Greenhill said.
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It’s Tomorrow’s Economy

As the world’s population continues to grow, resources will come under ever greater pressure, according to the report.

“The world faces hard limits at the most basic level in terms of water, food and energy. Rising populations and consumption and climate change drive this challenge, while interconnections between these issues make response difficult,” the WEF document showed.


http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2011
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011

Participation in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is by invitation only and limited to:
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Spiritual and cultural leaders [ yeah, they're joking!!! ]

The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters is perhaps best known to the world at large simply as "Davos".
It is much more than a simple get-together of global leaders from many fields in a Swiss ski resort, however.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 03:19:37 PM »
The New Reality? I think i'll throw up now....

The theme "Shared Norms for the New Reality"

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/AM11/WEF_AM11_ExecutiveSummary.pdf
Shared Norms for the New Reality
Purpose
Improving the state of the world requires all stakeholders to collaborate in a proactive, integrated and systematic manner to address global challenges. For this purpose, and for over four decades, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting has provided an unrivalled platform for leaders from all walks of life to shape the global agenda and catalyse solutions at the start of each year – generating insight on what has changed fundamentally and anticipating the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

The Annual Meeting 2011 will convene under the theme Shared Norms for the New Reality. This theme reflects the foremost concern of many leaders today – namely, living in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and interconnected and, at the same time, experiencing an erosion of common values and principles that undermines public trust in leadership as well as future economic growth and political stability.
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Responding to the New Reality
The “new reality” is a world with manifold power centres, characterized by a high degree of volatility and the entrance (and exit) of players in the global race for competitiveness;
changing social behaviours of the millennial generation; a worldwide scarcity in commodities and natural resources;
reshaped roles of governments; and
new social and environmental demands on business.

At the Annual Meeting 2011, participants will gain clear insight into these issues and have a collaborative opportunity to shape aspects of this new reality.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/
The latest news from the World Economic Forum annual meeting

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/city-girl-attend-davos-wef-meet-095
City girl to attend Davos WEF meet

A 17-year-old social activist from the city has been selected to attend the five-day World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland starting January 26, the British Council said on Wednesday.

Anjali Chandrashekar will attend the WEF meeting in her capacity as a British Council Global Changemaker, a council release said.

A two-time national award winning visual activist, Chandrashekar is one of five youths selected to attend the event from over 1,500 applicants from around the world, it said, adding that she will be the youngest Indian to attend the WEF meeting.

Chandrashekar and her colleagues will address on the theme Shared Norms for the New Reality. She was chosen based on her track record of serving her community and her ideas for improving the state of the world.

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 03:33:36 PM »
Well great, the skeeters will be gone and it'll be easier find and to to rid ourselves of the 'gators now

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 03:57:52 PM »
http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2011/01/20/a-pre-davos-primer/
January 20, 2011, 1:16 pm
A pre-Davos primer
By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor at large
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The World Economic Forum, the stunningly successful gathering of global business and non-governmentalleaders and heads of state, popularized the notion of "pillars," or themes around which a chin-scratching conference is organized. Fortune.com Managing Editor Daniel Roth ably describes one of the pillars of next week's conference in Davos, Switzerland: "Building a Risk Response Network." The other pillars that stand up the sturdy structure that is the WEF's annual meeting have to do with "supporting the G20 agenda," "responding to the new reality," and "inclusive growth."


http://www.openforumdavos.ch/home/home.html&lang=3

Open Forum Davos 2011
27-29 January 2011
From the Founding of the Euro to Faith without the Church: The Open Forum Davos 2011

From 27th to 29th January 2011 the Ninth Open Forum is being held in Davos parallel to the annual meeting of the World Ecnomic Forum. The public is invited to debate with personalities from civil society, politics and economics.

The Davos Open Forum is organised jointly by SEK, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, and the World Economic Forum. It sets accents for the critical discussion of globalization and its impact. It will debate the scenario at the founding of the euro, the question of the West’s failure in Afghanistan and the reality of corruption in politics and sport. It will also ask whether faith really needs the church – and whether burnout is more than a fashionable phenomenon.

This year too, high quality guests could be won for the panels. Expected are the President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, the Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Tomasz Sikorski, Huguette Labelle, the chairman of Transparency International, Oliver Kahn, the former German national player and three times World Goalkeeper of the Year.

The following issues will be discussed at the Open Forum Davos 2011:

The meetings of the Davos Open Forum are open to the public and admission is free. They take place in the Hall of the Swiss Alpine Middle School in Guggerbachstrasse 3, Davos Platz. The languages for the discussion are German and English (simultaneous translation). After a first round of discussion between the panelists the audience is invited to challenge them with controversial questions and positions.

The Swiss Television Station DRS broadcasts individual sessions of the Davos Open Forum live or in summary reports on the channel SF info. All the information as well as full reports on the coming Davos Open Forum can also be found on the internet sites www.openforumdavos.ch and www.weforum.org. There the complete panels can also be downloaded by webcast.
 
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 05:35:52 PM »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-24/wall-street-partying-in-davos-as-bank-ceos-overcome-angst-after-crisis.html
01/25/2011
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Bank of America’s Moynihan and the firm’s other top executives will meet clients for drinks on Jan. 27 at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvedere,
 
"I Love Davos" T-shirt sits on display in a store in Davos.

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The bankers will be coming to Davos, Switzerland, with a renewed sense of confidence. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s profits last year were the highest in the bank’s history, and Citigroup Inc. returned money to the U.S. Treasury and reported its first full- year profit since 2007. Governments have so far opted against breaking up or levying extra taxes on banks deemed too big to fail, and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which sets global financial-regulatory guidelines, isn’t requiring lenders to meet new capital standards until 2015.

“It will feel less acute,” said Anne M. Finucane, Bank of America Corp.’s chief strategy and marketing officer, who attended with CEO Brian T. Moynihan for the first time last year and is returning this week. “The level of angst should have dissipated some given that there is movement in the economy.”

Goldman, Morgan Stanley

Two years ago, after the 2008 financial crisis, the CEOs of Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley stayed away from the annual forum. This year the only major Wall Street banks that aren’t sending CEOs are Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, instead represented by President Gary D. Cohn, 50, and Chairman John J. Mack, 66, respectively.

That means banks will be spending on parties. JPMorgan upgraded its cocktail reception to the Kirchner Museum from last year’s event at the Tonic Piano Bar at Hotel Europe Davos. Bank of America’s Moynihan and the firm’s other top executives will meet clients for drinks on Jan. 27 at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvedere -- the same night Morgan Stanley’s Mack is hosting a private dinner at restaurant Gasthaus in den Islen. Standard Chartered Plc and Deutsche Bank AG are both hosting events at the Belvedere the following night.

Nomura Holdings Inc. is having a British journalist and a newspaper editor speak at a dinner for clients, the first such event the Tokyo-based bank has held in Davos, according to a person familiar with the planning. Barclays Plc will again hold its annual client dinner at the Hotel Schatzalp, and Credit Suisse Group AG is hosting two client lunches, one discussing financial regulation and the other focused on emerging markets.

‘Cup of Coffee’

As always, much of the action at Davos will happen at meetings and parties that aren’t on the official program.

“The most useful thing for us is really just to spend time with key clients over there, even if it’s just a cup of coffee for 20 minutes or so,” said William Vereker, the London-based joint global head of Nomura’s investment banking division.

For bankers like Vereker, in contrast with this year’s Davos theme of “Shared Norms for a New Reality,” the old reality is back.

“They’re out there to make money for shareholders and trying to do that the best way they can under a system they helped design,” said Simon Johnson, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and a Bloomberg News columnist. “We’re just going through the same cycle again with pretty much the same incentives and power structures. Why would one expect anything different?”

Co-Chair Kochhar

One thing different this year is that none of the heads of big western banks is among the event’s six co-chairs. Chanda D. Kochhar, the 49-year-old CEO of ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s second- biggest lender, is replacing Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann and Standard Chartered CEO Peter A. Sands, who represented the industry last year.

Kochhar’s bank, unlike many of its western counterparts, remained profitable throughout the financial crisis and this week reported a record profit for the three months ending Dec. 31. Her salary, bonus, expenses and pension contributions for the year ending March 31, 2010, totaled 20.9 million rupees ($457,500), the Mumbai-based bank’s annual report showed, less than half the $1 million base salary paid to JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, who is returning to Davos after skipping last year.

A survey released today by New York-based public relations firm Edelman showed the percentage of respondents in India who said they trusted banks rose to 87 percent, while in Germany, Ireland, the U.K. and U.S., trust in banks tumbled to 25 percent or less. In China, trust in banks soared to 90 percent, the study showed.

Lessons Learned

Finucane and other senior bankers said the lessons learned from the financial crisis aren’t forgotten. They also said the reform process isn’t finished. Many of the rules required by the U.S.’s Dodd-Frank financial legislation have yet to be written, and Basel still has to craft rules for too-big-to-fail banks and capital requirements for trading units.

“The way that Dodd-Frank is implemented is still up for grabs,” said Jane R. Gladstone, who leads the financial- services corporate advisory practice at New York-based investment bank Evercore Partners Inc. and is going to Davos for the third time. “There is a chance that we still have some important sessions and regulatory meetings at Davos.”

This year the discussion at Davos will probably move to different topics such as economic stimulus, monetary policy and the role played by emerging markets, Finucane said.

Geithner, Cantor

Timothy F. Geithner is scheduled to be in Davos, the first time in more than a decade that a sitting U.S. Treasury secretary has flown to Switzerland for the conference. The leaders of France, Germany and the U.K. will also appear, as will seven members of the U.S. Congress, including Republican Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor and Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.

None of the U.S.’s main financial regulators, such as Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro or U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler are on the list of participants.

“Last year there were a lot of conversations about who to blame, how to blame them, and how to re-jigger the industry,” said Yury Spektorov, a Moscow-based partner in Bain & Co.’s mergers and acquisitions practice. “It’s not a hot topic anymore. Some people probably learned their lessons, some probably didn’t, but they will discuss how to move forward.”

Back on Track

Goldman Sachs’s Cohn and Standard Chartered’s Sands are scheduled to participate in one of the first panels tomorrow, discussing “The International Financial System: Back on Track?” The discussion will also include Liu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, as well as London- based lawyer David R. Childs and hedge-fund manager Frank P. Brosens. That session is closed to the press.

JPMorgan’s Dimon, 54, will make a more public appearance the following morning on a panel titled “The Next Shock: Are We Better Prepared?” Dimon is the only financial-industry participant in that discussion, which also includes Israeli President Shimon Peres and the leaders of consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Alcoa Inc. and Paris-based advertising company Publicis Groupe SA.

Pandit, Diamond  - Other appearances by top bank executives are less likely to focus on Wall Street and regulation.

Citigroup’s Vikram S. Pandit is on a panel about expanding financial services to the poor;

Bank of America’s Moynihan will talk about currency devaluations; and
Barclays’s Robert E. Diamond Jr. will discuss the global economy in a session that features World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and the finance or economy ministers from three countries.

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench, who spent 23 years at Morgan Stanley and went to Davos in 2006 and 2007, said the event could be more useful than ever if executives used the time with politicians and regulators to address unsolved problems in the financial system.

“There will always be client meetings, that’s what they’re there to do, so absolutely they’ll be doing that,” said Chenevix-Trench, 59, who co-founded London-based African Century Group, which invests in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, “we’ve not solved this conundrum of bankers making hay when the times are good and taxpayers picking up the tab when times are bad, and that model, everyone’s got to look at it very carefully.”
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 06:56:18 PM »
http://www.weforum.org/content/pages/davos-2011-highlights-wednesday-26-january
Davos 2011 - Highlights - Wednesday 26 January...

The "new normal" for the global economy looks bleak, according to panellists in a debate hosted by Time magazine, including Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP; and Min Zhu, Special Adviser to the International Monetary Fund.


"Global Rule Change" Interesting the push spread the word for lowered expectations goes even to Obama:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.78a432ed1d59584d79f2727132ddf8af.41&show_article=1
World economic rules have changed, Obama warns US Jan 26 09:02 AM US/Eastern

"The rules have changed. In a single generation, revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business," Obama said...


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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 02:55:07 PM »
Gates and UK/Wellcome trust - Whose Polio vaccine will they use? GSK's? Will it be "live" like Nigeria?

http://www.weforum.org/content/pages/davos-2011-highlights-friday-28-january

http://www.weforum.org/news/cameron-and-gates-pledge-extra-funds-eradicate-polio

Cameron and Gates Pledge Extra Funds to Eradicate Polio  - 28 January 2011
The United Kingdom pledges to double its current funding of polio eradication to US$ 60 million

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits a further US$ 100 million to the cause Cameron and Gates promise to seize “once in a lifetime opportunity to rid world of polio” Funding aims to vaccinate an extra 45 million children
More information on the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011

Davos, Switzerland, 28 January 2011 - In a special message, the Government of the United Kingdom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged additional funding to rid the scourge of polio from the world, once and for all.

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, committed to double his country's current contribution to polio eradication. “This funding will see an extra 45 million children fully vaccinated against the disease,” he said.

He urged world leaders to finish the job, adding that the new funding is conditional on matching commitments and making vaccines routine in affected countries.

Despite tough economic times, he said that rich countries cannot turn their backs on the world’s poor. “It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.”

Bill Gates announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has added US$ 100 million to the campaign to wipe out polio. “There is an incredible opportunity to wipe out the last 1% of polio, saving lives now and preventing the threat of outbreaks in the future.”

An intensive campaign is required. “Eradicating polio requires innovative thinking and political will, as well as additional funding to support an aggressive programme that will get the job done," said Mr Gates.

Success in global polio eradication will energize the broader global health fight. Prior successes such as the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the massive drop in child mortality provide inspiration. “We see 6,000 infant lives a day saved since the Annual Meeting in Davos in 2004,” said Bono, Lead Singer of U2 and Co-Founder, ONE campaign and (RED), ONE, United Kingdom

“We cannot accept the status quo,” said Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization.

These new investments come at a critical time in the fight against polio. The window of opportunity is now. If there is polio anywhere, we are at risk of polio everywhere."



http://vactruth.com/2009/05/26/4-year-old-dies-after-polio-drops/
4-year-old dies after polio drops
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/4-year-old-dies-after-polio-drops/articleshow/4577034.cms
25 May 2009, 2320 hrs IST, TNN

new delhi : A four-year-old child allegedly died after being administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) on Sunday. After his condition deteriorated, Ashish, a resident of Todapur village near Patel Nagar, was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

http://my.firedoglake.com/frank33/2009/10/18/bill-gates-and-the-world-banks-plan-to-eradicate-polio-in-nigeria-is-an-epic-fraud/

Bill Gates and the World Bank had a great idea: Eradicate Polio in Nigeria and the rest of the world. This would be corporate medicine at its best. The Pharmaceutical companies have the capability to provide tens of millions of doses of polio vaccine, necessary for vaccinating tens of millions of children. The situation in Nigeria was becoming an international health emergency. Nigeria was a source of polio to other countries.
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The Gates Foundation also finalized a $25 million agreement with the World Bank to support the purchase of more than 100 million doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) in Nigeria. The agreement stipulates the Gates Foundation will “buy down” a World Bank loan to the Nigerian government to support polio eradication efforts...

But the OPV vaccine provided by Bill Gates and the World Bank has a problem. It causes polio. The experts provide an explanation, that the “mild” live virus “mutates”, inside an infected child. The infected victims continue to infect others, especially when sanitation is poor. That is, the vaccine itself is a source of new polio victims. This problem does not seem to occur with the deactivated IPV vaccine. The problem with the OPV vaccine is not new.
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Generally, for a human life threatening disease, the choice should be the inactivated virus, (IPV). But the Pharmaceutical companies, decided to provide live viruses, (OPV) for Nigeria.
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There is another controversial issue that needs to be mentioned. The compound claimed to be a “preservative”, Thimerosal is added to vaccines


http://www.who.int/immunization_standards/vaccine_quality/vmc/en/
Trypsin in OPV and other vaccines
In the framework of the campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis, the quality and safety of Oral Polio Vaccines used for mass immunization is permanently being scrutinized and questioned by some customers or associations.

Recently, concerns have been raised by Muslim communities in relation to the presence of a product derived from pig (the trypsin) which is used in the production of OPV and other vaccines manufactured in cell cultures.

In July 2003, the Session of the European Council of Fatwa and Research issued a statement addressed to Muslim leaders encouraging them to take into account the considerable benefits brought by OPV to Muslim children and encourage them to focus on the benefits for the future of their children.

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_52139.html

Afghanistan first in world to use new vaccine against polio
UNICEF and polio partners see new tool as a critical step in the face of entrenched challenges to global eradication
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Four countries in the world have never stopped polio transmission – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. Types 1 and 3 polio circulate in limited parts of all these countries, and the others will follow Afghanistan's lead in using bOPV during the coming months, marking the adoption of a major new tool in the international effort to eradicate polio.
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Kabul, 15 December 2009 – A new vaccine against polio will be used for the first time today in polio immunization campaigns in Afghanistan. The bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), recommended by the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, the global technical advisory body of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as a critical tool to eradicate polio, can provide the optimal concurrent protection needed by young children against both surviving serotypes (types 1 and 3) of the paralysing virus. This will vastly simplify the logistics of vaccination in the conflict-affected parts of this country. This sub-national immunization campaign, from 15-17 December, will deliver bOPV to 2.8 million children under five in the Southern, South-Eastern and Eastern Regions of Afghanistan.

Of the three wild polioviruses (known as types 1, 2 and 3), type 2 has not been seen anywhere in the world since 1999. This achievement led to the development of monovalent vaccines, which provide protection against a single type with greater efficacy than the traditional trivalent vaccine. To determine whether a bivalent vaccine could effectively protect children living in areas where both types circulate, a clinical field trial completed in June 2009 compared bOPV with the existing vaccines. For both types 1 and 3 polio, bOPV was found to be at least 30 per cent more effective than the trivalent vaccine and almost as good as the monovalent vaccines, yet in a package that could deliver both at once.
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The vaccination campaign in Afghanistan is financed by the Government of Canada, the second-highest per capita donor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with US$260 million in contributions. Canada, which assumes presidency of the G8 in 2010, first placed polio on the group's agenda when it last held the presidency in 2002. The G8 is the single-largest donor bloc to polio eradication.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.


http://www.unicef.org/supply/files/OPVTenderStrategy.pdf
OPV Pre-Tender Meeting 16 March 2010 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Procurement from multiple suppliers for each vaccine presentation
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Products, quantities and countries
•All OPV products: tOPV(10 & 20), bOPV, mOPV1, mOPV3
•OPV type-specific requirements for 2011 and aggregate OPV for 2012.
•All countries. While some countries have committed to self-finance and self-procure, and will be supported, UNICEF still recognizes the role and responsibility as the global partner on polio supply issues.
•Manufacturers will be requested to provide offers against requirements for countries for which UNICEF procures for both routine immunization and/or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) to support the GPEI Strategic Plan.
•Industry has indicated that volumes and visibility to plan are important cost determinants and we expect this to be apparent from the proposals and passed on to the Programme.
•India: discussions are on-going if India will continue to procure OPV for SIAs through UNICEF. Quantities for India will be included explicitly in the tender requirements, but any awards for India pending final agreement on procurement.
•Pakistan: expected to continue self-procuring for routine immunization; however, requirements for SIAs likely to continue through UNICEF.

Invitee list and eligibility for award
•All manufacturers with WHO pre-qualified OPV and/or under-going WHO pre-qualification will be invited to participate.
•Only WHO pre-qualified products will be eligible for tOPV, bOPV and mOPV1 awards.
•Only WHO recommended products will be considered for award for mOPV3.
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Currency: USD vs. EURO
•The concerns on the exchange rate risks have been noted.
•UNICEF will ask suppliers to quote either in USD, or if they wish to quote in EURO then prices are required in both USD and EURO.

Public Notification of Awards UNICEF posts awards on website:
•Tender, duration, total value, material, supplier name
•UNICEF standard procedure (not just vaccines)

No opv's ? hmmmm....:

http://www.unicef.org/videoaudio/PDFs/contract_awards_june_2010.pdf

ITB-DAN-2010-17836 11 May 2010 Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) 1,055,360 Sanofi Pasteur AS, France Procurement Services


http://www.devex.com/en/jobs/unicef
Programme Communication Specialist (Polio)
UNICEF | Apply By 16 July 2010

Programme Communication Specialist (Polio), P4, NY-HQ

Purpose of the Position
If you are a communication and social mobilization expert passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. Help UNICEF accelerate its response to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and eradicate polio by 2012.

Communication plays a crucial role in polio eradication, fostering understanding of the disease and acceptance of the vaccine, and we are looking for experienced professionals.

update - related: Davos - Bill Gates says vaccine used for population control

I am sorry for that! http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/02/03/gupta.gates.vaccines.world.health/index.html?hpt=C2
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 12:55:15 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12314880
29 January 2011 Davos 2011: Calls for stability in Egypt
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The unrest in Egypt has now become one of the major topics of discussion amongst the leaders at the gathering.
Meanwhile Tunisia has told Davos the country is "open for business" again.
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The head of the OECD said he feared the impact of the ongoing instability in Egypt.
"Anything that threatens development is a concern for us," says Angel Gurria
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Also speaking in Davos, US Senator John Kerry said Mr Mubarak needed to respond to the concerns of his citizens.
Mr Kerry told BBC World the situation in Egypt was critical, and of enormous concern to everybody in the region and the world.

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 06:08:52 PM »
update - related:
Davos - Bill Gates says vaccine used for population control

see:  
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/02/03/gupta.gates.vaccines.world.health/index.html?hpt=C2
 
February 4, 2011
Gates: Year of the Vaccines - Vaccine Benefits : Reduce the Population growth


Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Ten billion dollars [pledged] over the next 10 years to make it "the year of the vaccines." What does that mean exactly?

Bill Gates: ...
We have to do three things in parallel:
Eradicate the few that fit that profile -- ringworm and polio;

get the coverage up for the vaccines we have;
and then invent the vaccines -- and we only need about six or seven more -- and then you would have all the tools to reduce childhood death,

reduce population growth,  and everything -- the stability, the environment -- benefits from that.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 12:49:07 PM »
bump for global predictions
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 12:54:11 PM »
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Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World

http://web.archive.org/web/20061116031731/landru.i-link-2.net/monques/moneyeats.html

WHEN MONEY EATS THE WORLD

by John McMurtry, Professor of Philosophy
University of Guelph.

As the wheels come off the global market juggernaut, we need to understand that the unfolding collapse has been programmed into the machine. Stay the course of capital deregulation long enough and a truly momentous wreck is guaranteed. The fact is that our political and market leaderships have ensured no intelligent thought relating to the actual life needs of societies has been listened to for 15 years. "No alternative," they incanted without a break since the Reagan revolution of mindless govenment first began stripping social infrastructures by ever lower tax rates for the rich and 20% compound interest rates on public debt. Even now as the government of France pulls out of the MAI declaration of rights for unaccountable borderless capital, Ottawa is still prating about "sticking to its commitments" to the meltdown program.

The problem is a generalized mind-seizure. As money-to-more-money circuits have become increasingly autonomous, public consciousness has fetishized money demand as the sovereign authority of the world. The lifeblood of societies has been circulated away as fast as possible to "pay off deficits as a national emergency," "reduce social costs to attract investors," "cool down the employment rate to ward off currency devaluation," "deregulate the labour and resource markets economy for greater efficiencies," and so on. The litany for expropriation of societies' common heritage and infrastructure has been recited every hour for almost twenty years, and it has always and everywhere been the disguise for highly leveraged money sequences to feed on the social life substance across the planet.

But even as the meltdown progresses across continents, the unseen seat of the disease is not yet whispered—that money sequences are overloaded far beyond the capacity of social and environmental capacities to feed them, and that they increasingly attack life-serving functions to continue their decoupled cycles.

Because these money sequences are increasingly without productive outcome of any kind, redistribute more and more wealth to the economically parasitic while stripping the civil commons and the poor, and progressively demand ever more revenue extraction from social and environmental hosts, their reproduction has become increasingly incompatible with civil and planetary life.

The overloading of the life-system by ever more ravenous money sequences is, in truth, behind every crisis people face today in the global market—behind the stressing and breaking of the planetary environment's carrying capacities, behind government debt and deficit loads and crises across the world, behind the ceaseless mergers, acquisitions and job-sheddings by corporate finance departments, behind the speed-ups of every process of work and resource extraction, behind the privatization and enclosure of evolved civil commons in every culture
, and behind now the Asian meltdown and the great slump of Japan.

We need not summarize all the symptoms. But consider some figures of money-demand aggregates increasing exponentially on life systems at every level, every new unit of the escalating load requiring "more competitive performance" or "more competitive cost cutting" from individual, social and environmental life-hosts, with no limit set to what will be demanded next.

[Continued...]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2rXCEEh8SE (A pertinent clip from Money As Debt)
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
http://www.monetary.org
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=203330.0

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 01:12:14 PM »
I liked this post alot:

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26004

The World's Money Is Draining Away ... Where's It Going?
by Washington's Blog


Global Research August 12, 2011



Spiegel asks:

    "Is The World Going Bankrupt?"


That is an odd question. If some people are losing money, others must be gaining money, right? But where is all the money going?



Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil hints at the answer in a post entitled "Is There Enough Money on Earth to Save the Banks?"

    Two years ago the central planners convinced investors that the biggest surviving financial institutions would be able to earn their way back to health, in part through low interest rates and taxpayer support. The pressing question soon may be whether there is enough money on the planet to save the system as we know it, and if so, how much longer it will be before a crisis comes along that finally swamps the ability of governments to contain it.

    One-hit wonders such as Fed-induced stock-market rallies can induce euphoria momentarily. They don’t fix the big problem.



As I've previously noted, the giant banks are drawing the American and world economy down into a black hole. If we don't break up the giant banks now, they'll be bailed out again and again, and virtually all independent economists and financial experts say that will drag the world economy down with them.

Indeed, many economists and financial experts say that we'll have a never-ending depression or perpetual zombification unless the banks and bondholders are forced to write down their debt.

But the question remains: if all of the world's money (of the Western world, anyway) is draining out, where's it going to?



Economists note:

    A substantial portion of the profits of the largest banks is essentially a redistribution from taxpayers to the banks, rather than the outcome of market transactions.

Indeed, all of the monetary and economic policy of the last 3 years has helped the wealthiest and penalized everyone else. See this, this and this.

A "jobless recovery" is basically a redistribution of wealth from the little guy to the big boys.

The Bush tax cuts and failure to enforce corporate taxes also redistribute wealth to the top 1%. See this and this.

Economist Steve Keen says:

    "This is the biggest transfer of wealth in history", as the giant banks have handed their toxic debts from fraudulent activities to the countries and their people.

Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz said in 2009 that Geithner's toxic asset plan "amounts to robbery of the American people".

And economist Dean Baker said in 2009 that the true purpose of the bank rescue plans is "a massive redistribution of wealth to the bank shareholders and their top executives".

The money of individuals, businesses, cities, states and entire nations are disappearing into the abyss ...



... and ending up in the pockets of the top .1% richest people.

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 01:28:03 PM »
Oh I love this article from GE - CNBC:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44530037/Is_Public_Opinion_Turning_Against_Elite_Over_Globalization
Is Public Opinion Turning Against Elite Over Globalization?
ublished: Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 3:46 AM ET
By: Catherine Boyle - Staff Writer, CNBC.com

As leaders on both sides of the Atlantic wrestle with the problems posed by the financial crisis, populations in advanced economies are increasingly restive.

Protests in Greece, the threat of a new wave of strikes in the UK, and vocal opposition to the US administration's attempts to solve the financial crisis have helped add to the feeling that all of the people are not happy any of the time.

"The feeling is that internationalism has really arrived at a price that's too high," Lord Malloch-Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General and author of The Unfinished Global Revolution, told CNBC at the "summer Davos" Dalian World Economic Forum conference Thursday.

"While elites struggle weakly to find a solution, public opinion is stridently going off in the opposite direction."

Globalization, a term which has been bandied about in the past two decades to describe the increasing connectivity of the world, means that even the rapidly growing economies such as China could be dragged into the Western world's economic problems, according to Malloch-Brown, who is also Chairman of Global Affairs at FTI Consulting.

"'Can the emerging economies detach themselves?' is the question, and I think the answer is no," he added.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Malloch_Brown,_Baron_Malloch-Brown
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Malloch Brown has been closely associated with billionaire speculator George Soros.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-09/16/content_13711579.htm

DALIAN - As the world's business elites gather in northeast Chinese city of Dalian for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the divergent trends in the Asian and western economies are evident

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aron-cramer/obama-climate-change_b_970823.html

 just finished a week in China, including three days at the World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" in Dalian. The WEF established this event with three key ideas in mind: the shift of economic and political power to the south and east, the rise of "new champion" companies from emerging markets, and the increasing importance of sustainability.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2011 - Financial Crisis Has 'Drained' the World
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 01:42:22 PM »
The answer to all problems is more Globalization .... Global Slavery

http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/04/15/capitalism-is-failing-the-middle-class/
[Global] Capitalism is failing the middle class
Apr 15, 2011 10:37 EDT

Global capitalism isn’t working for the American middle class. That isn’t a headline from the left-leaning Huffington Post, or a comment on Glenn Beck’s right-wing populist blackboard. It is, instead, the conclusion of a rigorous analysis bearing the imprimatur of the U.S. establishment: the paper’s lead author is Michael Spence, recipient of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, and it was published by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Spence and his co-author, Sandile Hlatshwayo, examined the changes in the structure of the U.S. economy, particularly employment trends, over the past 20 years. They found that value added per U.S. worker increased sharply during that period – 21 per cent for the economy as a whole, and 44 per cent in the “tradable” sector, which is geek-speak for those businesses integrated into the global economy. But even as productivity soared, wages and job opportunities stagnated.

The take-away is this: Globalization is making U.S. companies more productive, but the benefits are mostly being enjoyed by the C-suite. The middle class, meanwhile, is struggling to find work, and many of the jobs available are poorly paid.

Here’s how Spence and Hlatshwayo put it: “The most educated, who work in the highly compensated jobs of the tradable and non-tradable sectors, have high and rising incomes and interesting and challenging employment opportunities, domestically and abroad. Many of the middle-income group, however, are seeing employment options narrow and incomes stagnate.”

Spence is neither a protectionist nor a Luddite. He prominently notes the benefit to consumers of globalization: “Many goods and services are less expensive than they would be if the economy were walled off from the global economy, and the benefits of lower prices are widespread.” He also points to the positive impact of globalization on much of what we used to call the Third World, particularly in China and India:
Poverty reduction has been tremendous, and more is yet to come.

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http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/11/0620/pcr.html
Offshoring Has Destroyed The U.S. Economy: Nobel Economist Michael Spence Says Globalization Is Costly For Americans
By Paul Craig Roberts


These are discouraging times, but once in a blue moon a bit of hope appears. I am pleased to report on the bit of hope delivered in March of 2011 by Michael Spence, a Nobel prize-winning economist, assisted by Sandile Hlatshwayo, a researcher at New York University. The two economists have taken a careful empirical look at jobs offshoring and concluded that it has ruined the income and employment prospects for most Americans.

To add to the amazement, their research report, "The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge," was published by the very establishment Council on Foreign Relations (
http://www.cfr.org/industrial-policy/evolving-structure-american-economy-employment-challenge/p24366
).

For a decade I have warned that U.S. corporations, pressed by Wall Street and large retailers such as Wal-Mart, to move offshore their production for U.S. consumer markets, were simultaneously moving offshore U.S. GDP, U.S. tax base, U.S. consumer income, and irreplaceable career opportunities for American citizens.

Among the serious consequences of offshoring are the dismantling of the ladders of upward mobility that made the United States an "opportunity society," an extraordinary worsening of the income distribution, and large trade and federal budget deficits that cannot be closed by normal means. These deficits now threaten the U.S. dollar's role as world reserve currency.

I was not alone in making these warnings. Dr. Herman Daly, a former World Bank economist and professor at the University of Maryland, Dr. Charles McMillion, a Washington, D.C., economic consultant, and Dr. Ralph Gomory, a distinguished mathematician and the world's best trade theorist, understand that it is strictly impossible for an economy to be moved offshore and for the country with the offshored economy to remain prosperous.
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 03:43:14 PM »
Mick Jagger pulled out of an appearance at the Davos World Economic Forum after he got the feeling that Britain's Conservative Party might be using him for political purposes.

Mick Jagger issued a statement on Wednesday after he canceled his appearance at an event in Davos along with Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson, both of whom are members of Britain's Conservative Party.

The purpose of the event, dubbed "The Great British Tea Party" was to promote tourism and business investment in Britain ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games set for this summer.

In his statement, Jagger said he thought he was being used as a "political football", after whispers began that Sir Mick was a Tory.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Jagger believed his presence might just give a boost to Cameron and Johnson's popularity numbers. His statement read in part:

"'During my career I have always eschewed party politics and came to Davos as a guest, as I thought it would be stimulating. I have always been interested in economics and world events. I now find myself being used as a political football and there has been a lot of comment about my political allegiances which are inaccurate".

http://www.huliq.com/10061/mick-jagger-cancels-davos-meeting-blasts-david-cameron
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Re: Mick Jagger cancels Davos meeting, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 04:54:28 PM »
Mick is no ones fool.

There is a song that hits on good points he made years ago.
Sympathy for the devil, give it a look up if you haven't listened to it.

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Re: Mick Jagger cancels Davos meeting, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 09:47:59 PM »
We need a DAVOS_2012 thread...

Yeah Sir Mick really cares about the little people...
http://www.woe.edu.pl/modules.php?sid=&mm=2&module=Articles&mode=show_article&art_id=334&section_id=44


This year's honours list was, as usual these days, controversial. The addition of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger prompted furious criticism from his songwriting partner and Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, who said it was a "paltry honour". Richards berated Jagger in the newspapers for accepting an award from a British establishment that did its best to keep them both in jail following convictions for drug offences (later quashed) in the nineteen sixties. Nevertheless, why did Jagger become a knight?"

Critics point out that he doesn't even live in Britain and is not exactly known for his philanthropy.

Globalists have created Looming Geopolitical Disruption ----->>>>>

http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2012
Majority of Global Experts Now Fear Looming Geopolitical Disruption as World Leaders Head to Davos

54% of global experts expect a major geopolitical disruption over the next 12 months, up from 36% last quarter, while confidence in global cooperation has dropped

3rd quarterly Global Confidence Index polled 345 experts from business, government, international organizations and academia who are Members of the Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils

Access the full analysis and results online at http://www.weforum.org/ConfidenceIndex  
For more about the Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos-Klosters, visit http://www.weforum.org/annualmeeting
 
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2012 – Fear among international experts of a major geopolitical disruption over the next 12 months has risen significantly to 54%, just as confidence in the state of global cooperation has dropped, according to the World Economic Forum’s third Global Confidence Index.
 
The bleak outlook at the start of 2012, shared by a majority of 345 respondents from business, government, international organizations and academia, comes as world leaders head to Davos for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2012, which runs from 25-29 January.
 
“A major geopolitical disruption early in the new year would certainly tip the global economy in the wrong direction given current confidence levels,” said Lee Howell, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum responsible for the Annual Meeting and the Forum’s Global Risks Report 2012.

“The possibility of a geoeconomic disruption, such as sovereign default, is to some degree reflected in the market, but a major geopolitical disruption clearly is not," added Howell.
 
“Low confidence in governance and high concern about disruption are the making of a slow-burning fuse,” said Michael Useem, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Member of the Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risks.

 “The latest survey suggests that company leaders and public officials will urgently want to focus in Davos and beyond on job generation and spurring growth.”
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 09:51:33 PM »
bump for DAVOS 2012 - Need a new thread - Here's last years
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Re: Mick Jagger cancels Davos meeting, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 09:55:18 PM »
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Davos-elite-Capitalism-has-widened-income-gap-2682848.php
Public needs to back austerity, EU leaders say



Members of the Occupy WEF movement build an igloo at their camp site two days before the opening of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. The overarching theme of the Meeting, which will take place from 25 to 29 January, is "The Great Transfomation: Shaping New World". Photo: Jean-christophe Bott / KEYSTONE

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Cash-strapped governments in Europe must persuade skeptical citizens to accept severe austerity measures if their countries are to recover and thrive in an increasingly tough global economic environment, European leaders said Thursday.
 
If there's no seeming light at the end of the tunnel and divisions within society get too wide, they said Europe's imperiled economies — and Europe as a whole — will find it increasingly difficult to get to grips with its two-year debt crisis.
 
They warned at the World Economic Forum that Europe appears set to be eclipsed by the rapid economic rise of China, Brazil and others.
 
For Enda Kenny, the prime minister of bailed-out Ireland, governments will fail if they don't carry their people with them when imposing measures that reduce the living standards of large chunks of the population.
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The annual Davos forum is under growing criticism from those who feel it's too removed from the real world. Activists from Occupy Davos are camping out in igloos and yurts to call attention to income inequality.
 
"This is a man-made crisis and the people who have caused the crisis, many of whom are in Davos, should be held to account," said Salil Shetty, the secretary general of Amnesty International, told The Associated Press.


Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Public-needs-to-back-austerity-EU-leaders-say-2682848.php#ixzz1kciY5yEd
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 12:50:35 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/
Davos 2012

The latest news from the World Economic Forum annual meeting, where business leaders and politicians gather each year in Davos, Switzerland, to size up the challenges facing the global economy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/9044122/George-Osborne-Europe-must-show-colour-of-its-money-to-get-extra-bail-out.html

Osborne tells eurozone 'show me the colour of your money'

Europe needs to "show the colour of their money" before Britain will stump up more cash to bail out its struggling countries, George Osborne has said

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/9040089/Davos-2012-as-it-happened-January-26-2012.html

9.00 Angela Monaghan reports from a session on global food security featuring Bill Gates and Unilever boss Paul Polman.

09.44 Bill Gates, who was speaking at the food debate earlier this morning, (see 09.00) has announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $750m to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

 These are tough economic times, but that is no excuse for cutting aid to the world’s poorest,” he said.

10.56 David Cameron has told delegates that the European Union's plan for a financial transaction tax is "simply madness". He said:
 
Even to be considering this at a time when we are struggling to get our economies growing is quite simply madness.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 03:47:17 PM »


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/topless-protesters-detained-davos-world-economic-forum-article-1.1013373
Topless protesters detained at Davos World Economic Forum
The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 12:58 PM

DAVOS, Switzerland — Three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained Saturday while trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of international CEOs and political leaders to call attention to the needs of the world’s poor. Separately, demonstrators from the Occupy movement marched to the edge of the gathering.

After a complicated journey to reach the heavily guarded Swiss resort town of Davos, the Ukrainians arrived at the entrance to the complex where the World Economic Forum takes place every year.

With temperatures around freezing in the snow-filled town, they took off their tops and tried to climb a fence before being detained. “Crisis! Made in Davos,” read one message painted across a protester’s torso, while others held banners that said “Poor, because of you” and “Gangsters party in Davos.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/topless-protesters-detained-davos-world-economic-forum-article-1.1013373#ixzz1kmv84TZv

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/femen-ukraine-topless-wom_n_784191.html#s183799


Femen, Ukraine Topless Women's Rights Group, Causes Stir In Protests (PHOTOS)

Established in 2008 by a group of Kyiv university students, Femen now comprises an estimated 300 members, mainly students, who are prepared to go topless in public in support of women's rights, Reuters reports. Anna Hutsol, Femen's 26-year-old leader, says the group's main aims are to improve the role of women in Ukraine's male-dominated, post-Soviet society.

Though sex tourists and visiting foreign businessmen are their main targets, members of the group most recently stripped down at an event promoting Iranian culture to reportedly demonstrate against the case of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a woman in Iran handed a death sentence for adultery. The Kyiv Post reports that a boob barrage was staged in October during a visit from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, with members holding signs that read, "We won't sleep with Kremlin midgets," a less-than-subtle dig at the Russian premier's diminutive height.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 04:03:13 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/business/global/in-davos-europe-is-pressed-for-debt-crisis-solution.html
More Pressure on Europe for Solution to Debt Crisis
By JACK EWING
Published: January 28, 2012

DAVOS, Switzerland — World leaders turned up the pressure on Europe on Saturday to erect a more formidable wall of money against the sovereign debt crisis, warning that the euro zone continues to pose a severe threat to the global economy.

George Osborne, the chancellor of the Exchequer in Britain, said a bigger firewall was “a key to unlocking further confidence,” while Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said the fund should be big enough to eliminate any doubts about European resolve.

...
In the short term, though, leaders have gained some breathing room because of emergency cash that the European Central Bank has provided to banks, a measure that has calmed markets. Euro zone leaders are more focused on dealing with what they see as the more immediate danger of a Greek default, and less on testing their taxpayers’ patience by increasing the size of the firewall.

Top officials and economists from outside Europe warned of complacency, and on Saturday in Davos they presented a much more pessimistic view of the European crisis than has been heard in previous days. While many European leaders and businesspeople have argued that the risk of a catastrophic breakup of the euro zone has declined, leaders of other regions said the crisis still had the potential to sow global misery.

“I’ve never been as scared as now about the world,” said Donald Tsang, chief executive of Hong Kong. He said the effect on the world financial system is unpredictable. “We do not know how deep this hole would be when the whole thing implodes on us,” he said.

Ms. Lagarde said: “No one is immune. It’s not just a euro zone crisis. It’s a crisis that could have collateral effects, spillover effects around the world.”

The undercurrent of their remarks was that European policy still lacks credibility in the eyes of the world.

This has got to have an effect on influence, on perceptions of power in the world that are going to be significant for years to come,” said Robert B. Zoellick, president of the World Bank Group.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »
I cannot stand Mick Jagger or Keith Richards or even Bono.

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 06:07:39 PM »
December's Children was The Stones best album, and that was a lifetime ago.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2012 - Sir Mick Jagger cancels, blasts David Cameron
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2012, 05:56:09 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46180417/
Euro, rich-poor gap proved key issues at Davos
EDITH M. LEDERER
1/29/2012
DAVOS, Switzerland — Europe's crippling debt crisis dominated the world's foremost gathering of business and political leaders, but for the first time the growing inequality between the planet's haves and have-nots became an issue, thanks largely to the Arab Spring uprisings, the Occupy movement and other protests around the globe.

The mood at the end of the five-day meeting in Davos was somber, and more than 2,500 VIPs headed home Sunday concerned about what lies ahead in 2012. Plenty of champagne flowed in this alpine ski resort — but the atmosphere was flat and the bubbling enthusiasm of some past World Economic Forums was noticeably absent.
 
Despite some guarded optimism about Europe's latest attempts to stem the eurozone crisis, fears remain that turmoil could return and spill over to the rest of the world. And there were no answers to the widening inequality gap, but a mounting realization that economic growth must include the poor, that job creation is critical, and that affordable food, housing, health care and education need to part of any solution.
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The world needs 400 million new jobs between now and the end of the decade, not counting the 200 million needed just to get back to full employment, so "that should be our number one priority," he said.
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"How do we pull up the people that are excluded from the work force, at the bottom of the pyramid?" he asked. "That we haven't quite figured out yet."
 
Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, said the Internet sector has been creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and to keep up innovations in technology "great scientists" need to be educated all over the world, investment in infrastructure is critical, and regulations must not stifle growth or access.
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Among the younger generation also at Davos were Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the former U.S. president and present secretary of state, who moderated a panel on philanthropy and philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of Warren Buffett, whose foundation focuses on promoting agriculture and fighting hunger, especially in Africa.


http://publicintelligence.net/world-economic-forum-davos-2012-photos/


US Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet A. Napolitano, gestures as she speaks during a session of at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 25 ,2012. The overarching theme of the Meeting, which will take place from Jan. 25 to 29, is
"The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models".(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/AM12/WEF_AM12_ExecutiveSummary.pdf

The New Context

Across the world, decision-makers are struggling to take action on critical economic, political and societal issues arising in a variety of contexts. Most apparent is that the speed of change continues to accelerate worldwide, fuelled not only by globalization, but also by increasingly sophisticated technology.

The contextual change at the top of minds remains the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the global economy. In the near term, this transformation is seen in the context of how developed countries will deleverage without falling back into recession and how emerging countries will curb inflation and avoid future economic bubbles.

In the long term, both will play out as the population of our interdependent world not only passes 7 billion but is also interconnected through information technology on a historic scale. The net result will be transformational changes in social values, resource needs and technological advances as never before. 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.

Integrating people, systems and technologies is an indisputable leadership challenge that ultimately requires new models, bold ideas and personal courage to ensure that this century improves the human condition rather than capping its potential. Thus, the Annual Meeting 2012 will convene under the theme, The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models, whereby leaders return to their core purpose of defining what the future should look like, aligning stakeholders around that vision and inspiring their institutions to realize that vision.
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http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/new-models-ageing-societies
New Models for Ageing Societies Thursday 26 January

This session was conducted under the Chatham House Rule.

Key Points
 Policy-makers need to plan for rapidly ageing populations, which are straining healthcare and social security systems in developing and developed countries.
Older people are a valuable resource for their communities and in the formal and informal workforce.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization launched the Global Agenda Council report on global population ageing at the Annual Meeting.
The report, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise, can be found at http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GAC_GlobalPopulationAgeing_Report_2012.pdf.
 
Synopsis
 
Older people are the world’s fastest-growing population group. How global ageing is addressed will dramatically alter the way that societies and economies work. If leaders fail to plan adequately for the changes ahead, they will be inundated by the effects of global ageing, such as a dearth of workers and strained healthcare and pension systems. The good news is that if society acts now, there is a chance of realizing the potential benefits of the ageing trend.
 
In her introduction to the Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society’s report, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?, launched at the Annual Meeting 2012, Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, said older people are an important resource for their families and communities, and in the formal and informal workforce. The societies that adapt to population ageing can reap a sizeable “longevity dividend” and will have a competitive advantage over those that do not.
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The report, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise, can be found at http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GAC_GlobalPopulationAgeing_Report_2012.pdf

The global population is projected to increase 3.7 times from 1950 to 2050, but the number of 60-plus will increase by a factor of nearly 10, and the 80-plus by a factor of 26.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House_Rule
The Chatham House Rule is a core principle that governs the confidentiality of the source of information received at a meeting. Since its refinement in 2002, the rule states:[1]
 

When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 01:39:52 PM »
http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2013


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/davos-call-for-14trn-greening--of-global-economy-8460994.html
Davos call for $14trn 'greening' of global economy
Political and business leaders warned of need to ensure sustainable growth


An unprecedented $14trn (£8.8trn) greening of the global economy is the only way to ensure long-term sustainable growth, according to a stark warning delivered to political and business leaders as they descended on the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday.
 

Only a sustained and dramatic shift to infrastructure and industrial practices using low-carbon technology can save the world and its economy from devastating global warming, according to a Davos-commissioned alliance led by the former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, in the most dramatic call so far to fight climate change on business grounds.
 
This includes everything from power generation, transport, and buildings to industry, forestry, water and agriculture, according to the Green Growth Action Alliance, created at last year's Davos meeting in Mexico.
 
The extra spending amounts to roughly $700bn a year until 2030 and would provide a much-needed economic stimulus as well as reduce the costs associated with global warming further down the line, said Mr Calderon, who leads the alliance.
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Mr Calderon, whose six-year term as Mexican President ended in November, said: "It is clear that we are facing a climate crisis with potentially devastating impacts on the global economy.

"Greening global economic growth is the only way to satisfy the needs of today's population and up to 9 billion people by 2050, driving development and wellbeing while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing natural resource productivity."
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2013, 12:57:40 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/25/davos-2013-day-three-live
Davos 2013: day three - live

Live• Facebook's Sandberg on gender equality
• Pascal Lamy: cutting red tape could give $1trn boost
• Mario Draghi on austerity
• A new Portuguese bailout?
• UK PM eats pizza at Davos! but hides the beer


Graeme Wearden in Davos, and Josephine Moulds and Nick Fletcher in London
guardian.co.uk, Friday 25 January 2013 12.47 EST

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Bailing out US banks looked like "aid to arsonists" - Geithner

Bailing out the US financial system looked like "giving aid to the arsonists", outgoing treasury secretary Tim Geithner said on Friday, his last day in the job, writes Dominic Rushe.

In a series of interviews to mark his departure, Geithner discussed his central role in the financial crisis. He told the New Republic he understood public anger that no senior bankers have been charged following the biggest financial crisis in living memory.

"My own view was that it was going to be very hard, if not impossible to design a financial rescue that was going to be effective in protecting all the innocent victims hit by the crisis and still satisfy the completely understandable public desire for justice and accountability. Those things were in direct and tragic tension, never resolvable at that time," he said.
 
Full story here.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/25/tim-geithner-banking-bailouts-arsonist
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2013, 01:59:30 PM »
"Resilient Dynamism."

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/01/did-davos-steal-its-theme-author-who-hates-davos/61329/
Did Davos Steal Its Theme From an Author Who Hates Davos?
David Wagner 2,550 ViewsJan 23, 2013

The big idea guiding this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is "Resilient Dynamism." That might not mean much to rubes like us, who don't get invited to schmooze with other plutocrats and chat amicably about the state of global economy. But to the thought leaders who pay close attention to these summits, Davos 2013's vague headlining idea sounds a lot like another vague idea forwarded by Nassim Taleb. And if WEF organizers did in fact lift their theme from Taleb's work, we're guessing the author who famously hates Davos is none too happy.
 
As the author of The Black Swan, Taleb has been praised for predicting the banking collapse of 2008. Last year, he released a new book outlining his concept of "antifragility," which people chattering about Davos online pinpoint as the true intellectual origin of "resilient dynamism".
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And the executive summary of this year's WEF offers this meditation on the concept of "resilient dynamism":
 

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We live in the most complex, interdependent and interconnected era in human history—a reality we know as the hyperconnected world. This reality presents a new leadership context, shaped by adaptive challenges as well as transformational opportunities. Yet efforts to rebuild confidence and restore growth remain vulnerable to looming political and economic shocks. Indeed, there is no “risk-off” setting for the global economy, but leaders from the public and private sectors need to adopt a “risk-on” mindset to catalyse dynamic growth. Dynamism in this context requires successful organizations to demonstrate strategic agility and to possess risk resilience.

 
We leave it up to you, patient reader, to determine whether or not Davos ripped Taleb off. But we should note that two parties involved have quite the contentious history. In 2009, Taleb attended the event and proceeded to tear into the banking industry with such vigor that he must've made many elite businessmen in the room nervous.


http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20130124/107844.shtml
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Compared with the theme of 2012, "Shaping New Model", this year’s theme "Resilient Dynamism" implies that organizers worry about the prospects of recovery and global growth.

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said, "I would say all advanced economies, as a package - I would include Japan, the Euro area and the United States. The order I mention them is not specially relevant, but I think that there are threats on the horizon if those regions or countries do not keep up the momentum."

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 05:35:03 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/davos-strives-climate-talk-more-hot-air-134656274.html
Davos strives to make climate talk more than hot air
By Ben Hirschler | Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Climate change is back on the global agenda, with debate in the corridors at Davos given fresh impetus by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon both highlighting it as top priority this week.
 
Yet business leaders are still struggling to find the economic incentives to change current practices.
 
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has not held back in its own assessment of the dangers, with former Mexican president Felipe Calderon warning of "a climate crisis with potentially devastating impacts on the global economy".


 
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, summed it up for any Davos doubters: "Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled."
 
There is a disconnect, however, between increasing evidence of extreme weather - from Superstorm Sandy in the United States in October to record heat in Australia this month - and the limited response from politicians and businesses.
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"There was mostly silence on climate change for the last two years at Davos," Krupp said. "But that has changed. The U.S. drought, especially, has grabbed people's attention here in Davos because that has had a real effect on prices."
 
Also chiming with business leaders is Obama's argument that the United States cannot afford economically to fall behind in a global clean energy race dominated by countries like China, South Korea and Germany.

"The U.S. has to be among the leaders in this global discussion, so it is a positive development," Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, said of Obama's inauguration speech, in which he made climate change a priority for his second term.
 
RECORD LOW CARBON PRICES
 
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon came to Davos with a similar message, saying he was very encouraged by Obama's speech, while warning that climate change was approaching "much, much faster than one would expect".
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 02:03:21 PM »
http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/global-agenda-2013
http://www.weforum.org/node/111075/programme

Interestly they mentioned the WORLDWIDE Unemployment figure of 200 million :

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/22/global-unemployment-nears-200-million/
Global unemployment nears 200 million
January 22, 2013, 3:50 PM

The International Labour Organization’s Global Employment Trends 2013 report doesn’t paint a particularly bright picture for jobs around the world as sluggish economic conditions persist.
 
Five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a global economic slowdown, unemployment is on the rise, with some 197 million people without a job in 2012.
 
Despite a moderate pick-up in output growth expected for 2013-2014, the unemployment rate is expected to increase again and the number of unemployed worldwide is expected to rise by 5.1 million in 2013 and by another 3 million in 2012, the report said.
 
“Incoherence between monetary and fiscal policies” adopted by different countries…have led to uncertainty weighing on the global outlook,” the report said. “Investment has not yet recovered to pre-crisis levels in many countries. The indecision of policy makers in several countries has led to uncertainty about future conditions and reinforced corporate tendencies to increase cash holdings or pay dividends rather than expand capacity and hire new workers.”
 
Many other factors are also in play, but the bottom line is the U.S. isn’t the only country struggling with sluggish job recovery.
 
The moribund global jobs picture looms as world leaders gather this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/22/10-tweets-on-davos/
 
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 02:19:12 PM »
I got to bookmark this and make time to read it.

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2013
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2013, 04:52:08 PM »
What i find interesting , is that Bill Gates is one year older than me , but looks ten years older. How wild a life has he had? Or am I just a good boy?

http://news.ripley.za.net/page/2
Davos bus doubles as networking tool



co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates was in town to promote the Global Fund against HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria campaign.


US secretary of state Henry Kissinger both spoke and attended sessions at the forum, as well as doing some obligatory finger pointing.


stand guard on the roof of the congress center in Davos.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Where Billionaires Make plans for WWIII for you
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2014, 12:07:12 PM »
bump for merge

http://forumblog.org/2014/01/top-10-quotes-day-davos-2014-one/
Davos 2014: Top 10 quotes of the day

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I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.
Pope Francis, in a statement read by Cardinal Turkson in Welcoming Message by the Executive Chairman on Tuesday
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The question of the right to privacy must be one of the defining issues of our time.
Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International in The Big Brother Problem
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Philanthropy can take the risks that others cannot or will not.
Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation; Davos Co-Chair

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25842811
Davos 2014: What does 'Reshaping the world' theme mean?

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if you're dead then you cannot be poor ....

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-21/bill-gates-is-crazy-optimistic-about-ending-poverty
Bill Gates Is Crazy Optimistic About Ending Poverty

 By Peter Coy     January 21, 2014

Bill Gates is the ultimate Davos Man. He’s a billionaire do-gooder who’s not afraid of a little snow. (O.K., a lot of snow.) But what really marks the co-founder of Microsoft  (MFST) as a Davosian is a level of optimism that is just this side of delusional.

Today, on the eve of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss skiing village of Davos, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its annual letter, titled “3 Myths that Block Progress for the Poor.”

Gates’s first myth is that poor countries are doomed to stay poor. China alone disproves this, Gates argues. He writes, “By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.”

He adds: “Every nation in South America, Asia, and Central America (with the possible exception of Haiti), and most in coastal Africa, will have joined the ranks of today’s middle-income nations.”

His second myth is that foreign aid is a big waste. To cite one success, vaccination has cut the number of new polio cases worldwide to under 400 a year, down from 350,000 a quarter-century ago, according to the letter. “The next time someone tells you we can trim the budget by cutting aid, I hope you will ask whether it will come at the cost of more people dying,” Gates writes.
“By 2035,” he says, “child mortality in nearly all countries can be as low as the U.S. in 1980.”

Third up on the myth list is that saving lives leads to overpopulation. “It may be counterintuitive, but the countries with the most deaths have among the fastest-growing populations in the world,” Gates writes. Here he quotes his wife, Melinda: “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”

Gates will be echoing those optimistic themes at multiple events in Davos this week, public and private. Agree with him or not, you have to grant him this much: He’s putting his money where his mouth is.

http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-01-21/bloomberg-gates-philanthropic-progress-on-poverty
Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates and Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg discuss poverty and philanthropy on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” Michael Bloomberg is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Where Billionaires Make plans for WWIII for you
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2014, 01:13:43 PM »
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenhayward/2014/01/05/100-years-after-the-outbreak-of-world-war-i-could-the-world-commit-suicide-again/
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100 Years After The Outbreak Of World War I, Could The World Commit Suicide Again?

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The second retrospective mode comes from those who wish to dilate the famous remark that Mark Twain probably never said: “History doesn’t repeat itself—but it rhymes.”  Given that World War I was a surprise, a war that was thought to be impossible right up to the moment it wasn’t, could we wander into the same kind of conflagration today?  There are lots of plausible candidates for the locus of a world-splitting cataclysm, ranging from a rising China or that crucible of conflict since the beginning of recorded history—instability and ambition for conquest (or revenge) in south central Asia. 

Certainly the rise of radical Islam in recent decades has taken the place of revolutionary Communist, socialist, and fascist ideologies that did so much to disrupt the 20th century in the aftermath of World War I.

Perhaps this retrospection on causal catastrophism will represent the much wished-for inversion of Santayana’s injunction to recall history so as not to repeat it. 

As was the case before World War I, there are many secular reasons for optimism beyond the fine-toothed combing and re-telling of the political mistakes of 1914.  China is probably just too large and unwieldy to become a genuine threat of global war.  North Korea would be rolled up quickly if it ever acted seriously on its belligerent rhetoric.  India and Pakistan—or Iran and everyone in its neighborhood—may come to open war at some point (or the Syrian and Libyan civil wars may spread), and bad as that prospect is it would not likely spill over beyond the region or draw in the remaining world powers.  European disarmament—the great windmill of the 1930s—is coming to pass by degrees, the result of welfare-statism more than authentic Kantian pacifism.  Before long most of Europe won’t be able to fight each other even if they wanted to.  (Better watch out for those old Russians, though.  They didn’t get the memo from Brussels.)  The terror threat will be with us for a while, but can’t by itself plunge the world into a total war.

Beyond the geopolitical hypotheticals, Steven Pinker and others have noted that violence in the world, as measured in open conflicts and deaths, has been declining significantly for the last several decades.  The warfare that leading nations engage in today, such as the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, resemble the pre-1914 world of professional armies and remote battle plains, with conflicts that did not involve whole populations like World Wars I & II.  Perhaps the promise of modernity, which was at the root of Progressive optimism a century ago, has belatedly come to fruition?
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Where Billionaires Make plans for WWIII for you
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2014, 01:53:36 PM »
http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-evidence-implicating-globalist.html

Henry Kissinger, as Secretary of State, routinely facilitated mass murder. And yet, as a prized high level globalist and Rockefeller confidant, this criminal has remained untouched

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-16/at-davos-the-state-of-globalization-in-2014
From Davos, a View on the State of Globalization
By Peter Coy, Matthew Campbell, and Simon Kennedy    January 16, 2014
Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 13

If globalization has a spiritual home, it’s Davos, the Swiss ski resort that will play host to a who’s who of the planet’s decision-makers from Jan. 22 to 25. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is devoted to “improving the state of the world,” with the ever-present subtext that more integration is better. Davos Man’s abiding belief that those two goals are compatible has taken a beating in recent years.

The financial crisis that struck in 2008 raised serious questions about whether globalization had become more of a threat than a boon. We learned the hard way that the world financial system had become like an electrical grid in which a single tree falling across a high-tension line could cause blackouts of homes and businesses hundreds of miles away.

Today, even as the Great Recession recedes from memory, its ravages are visible.

Prior to the crisis, global commerce was growing twice as fast as global economic output, says Bhanu Baweja, who heads emerging-market cross-asset strategy at UBS (UBS). Trade plummeted after the crisis and is only now regaining momentum. Cross-border capital flows are 60 percent of what they were before the meltdown, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. Charles Collyns, who was assistant U.S. Treasury secretary for international finance until joining the Institute of International Finance as chief economist last year, puts it bluntly:
“Globalization has stalled.”



That’s not the line that the WEF’s organizers will be broadcasting. “The people in Davos are looking forward, not backward,” says Robert Greenhill,a former executive and consultant from Canada who’s now chief business officer of the forum.
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In a report to clients last year, Joachim Fels, Morgan Stanley’s (MS) chief international economist, warned that 2014 could be a repeat of 1914, which brought an abrupt end to the first golden era of globalization.

Wrote Fels: “I do worry about a creeping trend towards a de-globalization of economic activity and capital flows.”
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Where Billionaires Make WWIII Plans for you
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2014, 02:12:09 PM »
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/01/21/davos_wants_you_to_know_it_really_really_cares_about_inequality
Davos Wants You to Know It Really, Really Cares About Inequality
BY Elias Groll   
JANUARY 21, 2014 - 05:27 PM



Pope Francis would like the international business mandarins assembled at Davos for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum to know that they really ought to be doing something about economic inequality in the world.

In remarks read by an emissary, Francis urged the crowd gathered at the event to combat inequality and to direct their efforts to fighting global inequality. "I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it," he implored.

As if to punctuate his remarks, Oxfam, the international charity group, released a report Tuesday highlighting the deplorable state of inequality in the world. The report describes a global economy in which an increasing share of income and wealth has been concentrated among the world's elite. The highlights of the report add up to a sobering picture of the state of the world:

• Almost half of the world's wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.
• The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That's 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world's population.
• The bottom half of the world's population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.
• Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.
• The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012.
• In the U.S., the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.

Apparently, that great big sucking sound you've been hearing for the last few years was the vacuuming up of global wealth by the world's 1 percent.

Nonethless, the World Economic Forum is emphasizing that it is most definitely hip to this problem. And the organization -- which describes itself as dedicated to "improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas" -- has an uncomparable ability to get the world's most powerful in the same room talking about a given issue. In the parlance of the information economy, it is the pre-eminent "convener," capable of attracting celebrities, magnates, and dealmakers. And this year, the organization has decreed, that they will spend most of their time talking about inequality, declaring it inequality the top item on the agenda. To further underscore its emphasis on inequality, the World Economic Forum's annual report examining the greatest risks facing the global economy over the next decade settled on inequality as the most pressing problem.

The incongruous nature of all of this is rather spectacular. As Tuesday's report from Oxfam points out, few have benefited quite so much from the post-financial crisis economic recovery as the world's elite. While stock markets have recovered and corporate profits returned, the titans of business have been quite well for themselves, thank you very much. Profits have returned and jobs have not -- only all the better to keep costs down. But business leaders at Davos say they are busy working on a solution to this problem. "They can spend a week in the most luxurious circumstances, flying in their private jets, precisely because of the inequality that we are talking about," FP contributor and development economist Daron Acemoglu told NPR's "Marketplace."

It's easy to be cynical about Davos, but perhaps awareness of the employment crisis that has marked Western economies really has breached the gilded chambers of Davos' meeting rooms. "We need to push the reset button. The world is still much too much caught in a crisis-management mode," Davos founder Klaus Schwab told reporters last week. "We should look at our future in a much more constructive and strategic way. That is what Davos is about."

If Schwab and his colleagues are looking for a place to start in thinking about how to tackle inequality, they might as well begin with Oxfam's recommendations. Here's what business leaders, according to Oxfam, can do to combat global inequality: pledge to no longer dodge taxes, no longer use their wealth to gain political influence and undermine the democratic will of their fellow citizens, support progressive taxation on wealth and income, urge governments to provide universal healthcare, and demand a living wage for workers in their companies.

For a sense of why these things will probably not happen at Davos, it's instructive to have a look at another report, this one by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and which was released shortly after the Oxfam report. It describes the outlook among a group of nearly 1,500 business executives and their views on the global economy. Some 44 percent are sufficiently optimistic to say that the economy will improve in the next 12 months. But if Oxfam is hoping business leaders will take the hand of government and walk together down a path of more equitable prosperity, they may be somewhat deluded. A full 72 percent of executives believe government over-regulation to be the most-pressing challenge facing their businesses.

Here's how Dennis McNally, the chairman of PwC, summed up the reports gloomier findings: "Worries continue to loom large on CEO horizons, with CEOs sending a clear message to government with their levels of concerns about over-regulation, fiscal deficits, and tax burdens at their highest levels."

Doesn't sound like business leaders are eager to line and pay their taxes in the name of ending global inequality.

 
http://bythebloodofthelamb.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/push-reset-button-on-world-wef-founder-says/
Push ‘reset’ button on world, WEF founder says
posted on January 21, 2014   
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/15/davos-world-economic-forum-pre-event-presser/4487561/

It's time to press the "reset" button on the world, the founder of the World Economic Forum said Wednesday, addressing media ahead of the WEF's much ballyhooed annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, that gets underway in a week's time.

"The world is complex, it's fast-moving, it's interconnected, and we in Davos want to provide a mirror to the world as it is. It is not a meeting devoted to one set of issues. It's a meeting that address the complexity of our world," said Klaus Schwab, the WEF's founder and executive chairman.
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But speaking to journalists Wednesday, Schwab said: "We need to push the reset button. The world is still much too much caught in a crisis-management mode. We should look at our future in a much more constructive and strategic way. That is what Davos is about." He added that Davos is a unique forum because, "There is no place in the world where so many stakeholders of our global future assemble, all united by the mission of improving the state of the world."

Schwab said that confidence appeared to be creeping back into the global economy following the difficult post-financial crises years, but that for many countries, "It's like running with a heavy backpack on your shoulders."
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Billionaires Making WWIII Plans for you
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2014, 02:40:16 PM »
Yes, when you're busy setting up the new global Stazi - the exposure is quite a roadblock to Global Domination and the plan to eliminate 90 percent of Humanity

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/davos-2014-edward-snowden-spying-revelations-seriously-damaged-our-industry-admits-yahoos-marissa-mayer-9078719.html
Davos 2014: Edward Snowden spying revelations seriously damaged our industry, admits Yahoo's Marissa Mayer


The chief executive of the internet search giant Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, admitted yesterday that the reputation of technology firms has been seriously damaged by last year's revelations that they provided digital data on customers to America's National Security Agency.

We need to be able to rebuild trust with our users," she said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "There are concerns with what the NSA is looking at and what it's being used for."

She said that internet firms ought to be permitted by the US authorities to reveal what requests for information they had received from security agencies. "Today we're prohibited from doing that," she said.

The 38-year-old, who became Yahoo CEO in July 2012, added that: "People don't know what information is being collected and how it's being used. And that's the transparency that we are asking for and trying to awaken a debate on."
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Also on the Davos panel was Cisco chief executive, John Chambers, who urged national governments to start working together to create transparent guidelines on privacy, safety and data collection.

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There must be an investigation for political cover ....

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/22/independent-commission-future-internet-nsa-revelations-davos
Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations

Two-year inquiry headed by Swedish foreign minister, set up by Chatham House and CIGI thinktanks, is announced at Davos
The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014 09.05 EST   

A major independent commission headed by the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, was launched on Wednesday to investigate the future of the internet in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations.

The two-year inquiry, announced at the World Economic Forum at Davos, will be wide-ranging but focus primarily on state censorship of the internet as well as the issues of privacy and surveillance raised by the Snowden leaks about America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ spy agencies.

The investigation, which will be conducted by a 25-member panel of politicians, academics, former intelligence officials and others from around the world, is an acknowledgement of the concerns about freedom raised by the debate.

Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister, said: "The rapid evolution of the net has been made possible by the open and flexible model by which it has evolved and been governed. But increasingly this is coming under attack.

"And this is happening as issues of net freedom, net security and net surveillance are increasingly debated. Net freedom is as fundamental as freedom of information and freedom of speech in our societies."
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In a joint statement, Chatham House and the CIGI said the current internet regime was under threat. "This threat to a free, open and universal internet comes from two principal sources. First, a number of authoritarian states are waging a campaign to exert greater state control over critical internet resources."

The statement does not name the countries but it is aimed mainly at China and Iran, both of whom are censoring the internet.

The other big issue, according to Chatham House and the CIGI, is the revelations from Snowden.

"Second, revelations about the nature and extent of online surveillance have led to a loss of trust."

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Among those on the panel are: Joseph Nye, former dean of the Kennedy school of governance at Harvard; Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the US homeland security department and co-author of the Patriot Act that expanded NSA surveillance powers; the MEP Marietje Schaake, who has been a leading advocate of internet freedom; Latha Reddy, former deputy national security adviser of India; and Patricia Lewis, research director in the international security department at Chatham House, who said: "Internet governance is too important to be left just to governments."
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Re: WEF/DAVOS 2014 - Billionaires Making WWIII Plans for you
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Title:  SWITZERLAND-DAVOS-ECONOMY
 
Caption:  US Senator for Arizona John McCain (L) talks with Soros Fund Management Chairman George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, 2014.

Some 40 world leaders gather in the Swiss ski resort Davos to discuss and debate a wide range of issues including the causes of conflicts plaguing the Middle East, and how to reinvigorate the global economy. AFP PHOTO ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)  
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[ Sort of an "occupy" type document : ]

http://roarmag.org/2014/01/tni-state-of-power-2014/
State of Power 2014: Exposing the Davos Class
by ROAR Collective on January 25, 2014

Introduction

The Transnational Institute is proud to launch its third annual ‘State of Power’ report as the World Economic Forum meets in Davos. This anthology exposes and  analyses the principal power-brokers, members of the “Davos class”, who have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.

Unless we know which elites control our wealth and resources, understand how they influence political and social processes, and can identify the systems, structures and policies by which they maintain their power, TNI believes our hopes for advancing social and environmental justice are slim. Justice demands a recalibration of power and that requires us to better understand it.

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Soros


Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5