The situation in the Middle East is grave. War in Syria threatens to drag the region into prolonged conflict. Sectarian strife is tearing countries and communities apart. Fully 85 million – some 30 percent – of Middle Eastern youths are in need of a job that will enable them to build themselves and their families a future.
Resolution of the conflict
The majority on both sides of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict yearn for peace and prosperity, and the Breaking The Impasse initiative provides a focus for this energy.Klaus Schwab
These leaders recognize that resolution of the conflict is the single most important means to create jobs, and generate growth and prosperity, throughout the Middle East. They also recognize that making a durable two-state solution a reality is beyond their remit.SHOW MORE