Barroso, Gore among leaders to gather in UAE for global agenda summit
The Summit on the Global Agenda 201 will bring together prominent current and former governmental figures from countries around the world
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be among the leaders taking part in a three-day global problem-solving summit this week in Dubai.
The Summit on the Global Agenda 2014, which will take place from Sunday to Tuesday, brings together prominent current and former governmental figures from countries around the world to discuss around 80 global issues of concern, according to a press release.
“The brainstorming sessions at the event will produce innovative ideas and solutions and provide practical and effective recommendations that serve the objectives of the summit,” said H.E. Sultan Saeed al-Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and co-chair of the summit.
Other prominent figures taking part in the event include José Manuel Barroso, the former president of the European Commission; Olli Rehn, Vice-President and Member of the European Parliament and Carl Bildt, a member of parliament and former Swedish Foreign Minister.
The recommendations from the summit will be taken up at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2015, according the press release.