World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Shaping the Future of Education, Gender and Work

How can talent be reinforced through public-private cooperation to meet the demands of the 21st century?

High levels of global unemployment and the rapidly changing nature of work present a growing labourmarket crisis, threatening livelihoods and exacerbating inequality and social tensions. In 2013, according to the ILO, 213 million people around the world were unemployed. If current trends continue, global unemployment is set to rise further.

At the same time, employers are reporting difficulties in finding talent and many positions remain vacant,which is indicative of the growing mismatch between available and needed skills.

Global Challenge Initiative. Employment, Skills and Human Capital:
The world needs 470 million new jobs by 2030. How?

Fourth Industrial Revolution



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