Rwandan women attend a memorial service for genocide victims in April. After years of political turmoil, women in the country are narrowing the economic and political gap with men.
November 18, 2015 Annual rankings by the World Economic Forum suggest that women still lag men in many measures of economic participation and political power. The U.S. has fallen in the rankings since last year.
As the economy continues its recovery, the World Economic Forum's latest survey said U.S. global competitiveness is up after four years of decline.
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September 4, 2013 The U.S. rose to fifth position overall from seventh last year in the World Economic Forum's latest survey. Switzerland retained the top spot.
January 27, 2011 No one was injured. The World Economic Forum, which attracts world leaders, is happening now in the Swiss resort town.
Switzerland has mobilized as many as 5,000 soldiers to secure the areas surrounding the alpine village of Davos during the WEF's annual meeting.
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January 25, 2011 A substantial helping of global elites will plop down in the rarefied air of Davos Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum. It starts on Wednesday.
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