30th November, 2021

Global Enlightenment Day


The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that no institution or individual alone can address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges of our complex, interdependent world. The pandemic has accelerated systemic changes that were apparent before its inception. The fault lines that emerged in 2020 now appear as critical crossroads in 2021. The time to rebuild trust and to make crucial choices is fast approaching as the need to reset priorities and the urgency to reform systems grow stronger around the world.

The Davos Agenda is a pioneering mobilization of global leaders to shape the principles, policies and partnerships needed in this challenging new context. It is essential for leaders from all walks of life to work together virtually for a more inclusive, cohesive and sustainable future as soon as possible in 2021.



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The Davos Agenda brings together the world’s top academics, politicians, business, youth, and civil society leaders to engage in addressing the most pressing issues on the global agenda


Ursula von der Leyen

President, European Commission


Emmanuel Macron

President of France


Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor of Germany


Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister of Singapore


Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China


Cyril M. Ramaphosa

President of South Africa


Christine Lagarde

President, European Central Bank


António Guterres

Secretary-General, United Nations

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund


Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

Event Highlights

Content is split across 7 key themes that allow you to explore the diverse topics addressed during the meeting

Event Highlights

Davos Agenda: What you need to know about the future of work

Fairer Economies

Davos Agenda: What you need to know about the global economy

Better Business

Davos Agenda: What you need to know about better business

Healthy Futures

Davos Agenda: What you need to know about the future of global health

Tech for Good

What technology changes will 2021 bring? Here's what business leaders say

Beyond Geopolitics

What changes in global and regional cooperation will 2021 bring? Here’s what business leaders say

How to Save the Planet

Tomorrow's climate leaders will come from emerging economies. Here's why

Better Business

A new paradigm for collaboration: mission-based ecosystems

How to Save the Planet

Greta Thunberg at #DavosAgenda: Here's how climate experts responded to her speech

Society & Future of Work

This is why mental health should be a political priority

Tech for Good

COVID-19 practices are constantly changing – this app helps emergency doctors cope

Healthy Futures

These are the top impacts from The Davos Agenda

Fairer Economies

Here's how a new scheme in Pakistan is helping farmers beat drought

Beyond Geopolitics

Why collaboration is key to global reforestation efforts

Radio Davos

Highlight sessions

Must-watch talks, curated by the World Economic Forum team

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Davos Agenda 2021 Welcome, 27th Crystal Awards and See Me: A Global Concert

Speakers: Hilde Schwab, Platon, Marin Alsop, Guy Parmelin, Klaus Schwab, Carlo Messina, Sebastião Salgado, David Adjaye