The State of the World Forum is comprised of a global network of leaders and activists in business, science, academia, politics, religion and the arts. 

The Forum recognizes that to develop innovative solutions to the issues that affect us all, it is imperative that the composition of our network reflect as fully as possible the diversity of our world. The Forum strives to achieve representation from all sectors of society through the following:

  • complete gender parity in our deliberations;

  • the full inclusion of youth in all aspects of the Forum's activities;

  • substantial financial support to enable the participation of representatives of developing countries, indigenous peoples, grassroots leaders and other under-represented minorities.

Partnering Organizations

The State of the World Forum is pleased to be working with the following companies as significant partners in the development of the 1998 State of the World Forum:

BBC Worldwide

The Economist Newspaper

Saatchi & Saatchi