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The World Economic Forum has formed a Global Agenda Council on Ukraine
6 June 2012
The World Economic Forum, well known for its annual meeting in Davos, has formed a Global Agenda Council on Ukraine.
Launched at a WEF gathering in Istanbul in June, the Council on Ukraine is part of a larger Network of Global Agenda Councils that brings together over 1,200 thought leaders to discuss key issues.
Lord Risby, Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society, has been appointed Vice-Chair along with Pavlo Sheremeta, the former President and Senior Consultant of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Together with former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller (1993-98), who will Chair the Council, and 15 other members including BUS director Robert Shetler-Jones, they will address issues such as Ukraine’s position in Europe, democracy and judicial reform, competitiveness and energy security.
The World Economic Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which aims to connect leaders from business, government and civil society to collectively tackle global issues.
In 2008, the WEF launched the Network of Global Agenda Councils to find innovative solutions for key global, regional and industry challenges.
This year’s Summit on the Global Agenda will take place in Dubai on 12-14 November and will bring together over 900 individuals from 88 Councils in the Network of Global Agenda Councils.