Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual special address at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland.
The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, and he remains the executive chairman of the organization to this day.
“The President of Ukraine, @ZelenskyyUa, will join our Annual Meeting virtually as the war continues to devastate his country. Watch his special address on our website and across social media,” the WEF twitter account tweeted on Friday.
Replies to the tweet were restricted by the WEF to people followed by the account.
“The World Economic Forum is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 May,” the WEF announced on its website. “Under the theme, Working Together, Restoring Trust, the Annual Meeting 2022 will be the first global in-person leadership event since the start of the pandemic.”
The President of Ukraine, @ZelenskyyUa, will join our Annual Meeting virtually as the war continues to devastate his country. Watch his special address on our website and across social media. https://t.co/kBg1cN6ZHT #wef22 pic.twitter.com/uQnukPODNH
— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 13, 2022
Topics discussed during the summit will include “the pandemic recovery, tackling climate change, building a better future for work, accelerating stakeholder capitalism, and harnessing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
“The world has to overcome not only the damage done to our economies and our societies by COVID-19,” Schwab claimed in March. “It also has to confront the repercussions of a dangerous clash between major global powers.”
“History is truly at a turning point. We do not yet know the full extent and the systemic and structural changes which will happen,” Schwab said during his brief address. “We do know that global energy systems, food systems, and supply chains will be deeply affected.”
“In times of crisis, the role of governments is more important and more relevant than ever. What is also needed is a [World Government] Summit like this one. To go beyond crisis management, and to look into constructive ways we can build our common future,” he continued.