With the 2020 World Economic Forum in its final day, FRANCE 24’s Stephen Carroll reports from Davos on the biggest developments and themes from this year’s conference – including a scathing assessment of world leaders by financier George Soros and the implications of facial recognition technology in a changing world.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF’s mission is stated as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.